A great short walk Tasmania, Shipsterns Bluff Cape Raoul South East Tasmania close to Port Arthur. Stunning coastal scenery, moderate walk suitable to families with children who have experience with bushwalking. The walk is steep in parts and subject to high winds - not recommended for very small children or the elderly with mobility issues or limited walking experience. Shipsterns Bluff is a great day walk in summer, warmer months or even in cooler months if the weather is fine and wind not too strong. The walk to Shippies offers breathtaking views and if you are lucky massive waves and big wave surfing. Make sure you walk right to the bottom once you reach Shipsterns Bluff, it is a reasonably steep descent on pine stairs but a must for you to experience the unbelievable power of the waves in this rugged but amazing part of Tassie. The walk is around 8km in total, and if you are not in a hurry or able to make a full day take the extra 60 minutes to walk on to check out Tunnel Bay which is signposted along the walk. The start of the Shipstern Bluff walk is just under 2 hours or app. 113km, from Hobart on the Tasmanian Peninsula. From Hobart, travel east over the Tasman Bridge and continue on the Arthur Highway, turning right at the main intersection in Sorell (sign for Tasmanian Peninsula) toward Port Arthur. Go past Port Arthur until you reach a turn off on your left to Stormlea Road marked Highcroft 3 Stormlea 9. Travel on Stormlea Road for around 10km until the road stops, the start of the walk is sign posted here. There are excellent toilets here now, and a reasonable size car park. There is also private camping at $10 per person per night immediately adjacent to the car park. Please note on warm summer days the car park can be very full and the walk quite busy.
Excellent low cost camping on a private property adjacent to the carpark at the start of the walk to Shipsterns Bluff / Cape Raoul.
Region of Tasmania
Stormlea Road Port Arthur
Type Of Walk