Ramblings of an Extreme Man

Cockle Creek

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After the overland track we spent a few days exploring the West coast and then made our way to Cockle Creek in the South East of Tasmania. Cockle creek is the most southern point you can drive to in Australia. Here you can also walk to the southern most point of tasmania a little down the South West Track. I’m not actually sure that where the sign is located is the southern most point but it’s reasonably close.

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On the way down the track we bumped into this little guy.

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Cockle creek is located on a nice bay and you can launch your boat from the beach. Although we had no luck from the shore it looked pretty fishy. With the added rugged manliness that a boat would have given us I’m sure we would have done a lot better.

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But we did get a good feed of big juicy oysters.

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FACTS:
How to get there:
From Hobart take the A6 to Hounville, continue on the A6 until you see signs for Ida Bay. Drive through Ida Bay until the road turns to dirt and keep going. At the end of the road you’ll find Cockle creek.

Camping Cost:
Free.

Boat Access:
You can launch from the beach.

Other Opportunities:
There’s plenty of oysters on the rocks, and the South West Track begins here.

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