Located on one of the more remote corners of Bruny Island, this 5-hour circuit track is located within the South Bruny National Park and offers walkers some delightful dry sclerophyll forests and coastal heathland. Suggestions are that you are best to walk the circuit clockwise!
On the return walk along the eastern side of the track you will follow the coastline and encounter lovely beaches such as Hopwood, Butlers and Jetty, as well as views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The heathland and eucalypt forest contain abundant flowers year round, attracting a great variety of birds.
The walk is not considered difficult and there are some terrific views of the Southern Ranges.
The walk is approximately 28km’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 with some experience in bush walking and with a moderate level of fitness should consider this walking track. This walk is considered a moderate grade with some short uphill sections.
Walkers should ensure they have sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, clothes to suit the weather, raincoat, woollen jumper plus lunch food and drink.
On calm weather days the beaches can be suitable for swimming, however, as they are not patrolled it is important that children are supervised in the water at all times.
Please note that pets are not permitted on this track. Firearms and bicycles are also prohibited.
Park entry fees DO apply.
There are toilets adjacent to the car park; however, there is no drinking water available at the car park or on the track.
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. Once on Bruny Island take road B66 to Alonnah and Lunawanna and then the road C629 towards Cape Bruny. Just before Cape Bruny you will see a sign that marks access to the Peninsula Walking Track. Long sections of road on Bruny Island are unsealed, however they are suitable for 2WD vehicles and bicycles. Please allow at least 1.25 hours drive time to reach the ferry terminal from the walking track.