Fisher Point, South West National Park

Fisher Point, South West National Park

The Trail

The Fishers Point walk is an easy 2 hour, 4km return coastal walk within the Southwest National Park.  Recommended as a low tide walk, this trail follows beaches and rocky coastline to the ruins of the Fishers Point Pilot Station and Lighthouse established in 1843. If walked during high tide this trail includes some medium difficulty sections to avoid wading through water.

Leaving from the whale sculpture at Cockle Creek, the Fishers Point trail deviates between beaches and rocky headlands until reaching the Pilot Station and Lighthouse ruins. The trail is generally easy to follow with guide markers located at the end of each beach section.

Enjoyable views across Rocky Bay and back towards the Southern Ranges are constant throughout the walk and views of Bruny Island and the Southern Ocean are achieved from Fishers Point. Return via the same route.

Getting There

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From Hobart head south along the Southern Outlet (A6) for 10km. Take the right hand lane at the Kingston Bypass and continue on for 2km before taking the 4th exit to Channel Highway (B68) at the roundabout. Continue through Huonville on the Huon Highway for 70km to Hastings Caves Road (C635). Following this road (changing to Lune River Road soon after) for an additional 22km to get to Cockle Creek. The Fishers Point walk begins behind from the far end of the National Park.

Trail Map

Fisher Point Map
Map for illustrative purposes only. Base map supplied by Land Information System Tasmania.

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 Pilot Station Ruins

Pilot Station Ruins

Fishers Point Track

Fishers Point track

Fishers Point rocky sections

Fishers Point rocky sections

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