South Coast Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos

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South Coast Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days7TerrainHills, Coast / BeachDateMid Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)86Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteMelaleuca - Freney Lagoon (N1) - Louisa River (N2) - Little Deadmans Bay (N3) - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach (N4) - Surprise Beach - Granite Beach (N5) - South Cape Rivulet (N6) - Cockle Creek
NotesAn old escape route for ship-wrecked sailors, this path crosses wild and remote scenery. Frequent rain and muddy sections make the path slippery in some places and tree-roots add to the ankle-wrenching possibilities (especially the western side of the Ironbounds). The route does however have a true wilderness feeling and a chance to be completely self-sufficient, and there's even the distraction of borrowing a rowing boat to cross New River Lagoon. It's worth checking for up-to-date information before setting off on this path as conditions and routes near the sandbar sections can change.
Cox Bight beach, Melaleuca - Freney Lagoon Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Feb-03, ah557

Buoy Creek flowing into Cox Bight, Freney Lagoon - Louisa River Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 14-Feb-03, ah558

Ironbound Range from nr Louisa Creek, Freney Lagoon - Louisa River Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 14-Feb-03, ah559

Descnding over tree roots to Deadman's Bay, Louisa River - Little Deadmans Bay Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Feb-03, ah560

Drying off in Deadman's Bay, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah561

View to east along Prion Beach from western end, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah563

New River Lagoon crossing and Precipitous Bluff, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah564

Federation Peak from New River Lagoon Crossing, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah565

Rowing across New River Lagoon and Precipitous Bluff, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah566

Prion Beach sand dunes, Ironbound Range and New River Lagoon, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah567

Prion Beach sand dunes, Ironbound Range and New River Lagoon, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah568

View W along Granite Beach in Shoemaker Bay, Osmiridium Beach - Surprise Beach - Granite Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Feb-03, ah569

South Cape Bay (M), South Cape Rivulet Beach (L) and Pindars Peak (R) from Coal Bluff, South Cape Rivulet - Cockle Creek Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 19-Feb-03, ah570