This is a day trip simply full of history, wildlife and spectacular scenery, however if you have the opportunity to stay overnight, then please do as there is so much to see and do in this area.
Located within the South Bruny National Park, the Fluted Cape walk departs from Grass Point and provides trampers with a circuit route offering truly impressive cliff and ocean views.
The first half of the walk follows the picturesque coastline around Adventure Bay to Grass Point. Grass Point is an open grassland area where you can view the structural remains of the whaling industry. After this, the track climbs steeply until the summit of Fluted Cape, where you can enjoy truly spectacular views towards the distant Tasman Peninsula.
Keep an eye out on the track for the famous Adventure Bay white wallabies!
The walk is approximately 10.8km’s return and walkers should allow at least 5 hours return for this trip.
Graded as a Level 3 walk, this means that only those proficient in bush walking and with a moderate level of fitness should consider hiking over this track. You can expect Level 3 walks to be steep in sections and have a rough surface and perhaps many steps. Sections of track can be slippery when wet.
Walkers should ensure they have sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, clothes to suit the weather, raincoat, woollen jumper plus snack food and drink.
Due to hazardous cliffs along this track it is highly recommended that children be supervised at all times.
Please note that pets are not permitted on this track. Firearms and bicycles are also prohibited.
Park entry fees DO apply.
Unfortunately there are no facilities at the car park or on the track, however, public toilets are located in the Adventure Bay township area (passed prior to reaching the track start).
There is a vehicle ferry service available from Kettering, for timetable information please refer to the ‘Bruny Island Ferry Service’ in the Southern Tasmania phone book. On Bruny Island take roads B66 and C630 to Adventure Bay and then drive to the end of the road. The track starts from a small car park just before the Adventure Bay Caravan Park. Long sections of road on Bruny Island are unsealed however they are suitable for 2WD vehicles and bicycles.