South Coast Track Transfers

South Coast Track

The South Coast Track runs along the south coast of Tasmania. Somewhat harder than the Overland Track being more remote and no huts. The start of the South Coast Track is at Melaleuca which is reached by flying in from Cambridge airport or by walking in along the Port Davey Track. The finish is at Cockle Creek.South Coast Track Transfers
We offer full support for those walking the South Coast Track and transfers and pre and post accommodation for the South Coast Track.

South Coast Package

Make doing the South Coast track very easy and we will look after before and after your Tasmania adventure.

The package includes:

• Pick up at Hobart Airport or Hobart
• Accommodation with dinner & breakfast at Hawthorn Lodge for first night
• Transfer to Cambridge Aerodrome for flight to Melaleuca
• Meet you and transfer at the end of the South Coast Track
• Accommodation with dinner & breakfast at Hawthorn Lodge after completion of the walk
• Transfer to Hobart or Hobart Airport
• Baggage storage
• Emergency contact

Number in party
$ Per Person
$ Total
One person
850
850
Two persons sharing one room
498
996
Three persons sharing two rooms
399
1197
Four persons sharing two rooms
345
1380
Five persons sharing three rooms
325
1625
Six persons sharing three rooms
299
1794

End of South Coast Track

Let us meet you at Cockle Creek at the end of the South Coast track, stay with us and then we transfer you to Hobart airport.

• Pick up at Hobart Airport or Hobart
• Meet with items you and transfer at the end of the South Coast Track
• Accommodation with dinner & breakfast at Hawthorn Lodge after completion of the walk
• Transfer to Hobart or Hobart Airport

Number in party
$ Per Person
$ Total
One person
435
435
Two persons sharing one room
233
466
Three persons sharing two rooms
225
675
Four persons sharing two rooms
208
832
Five persons sharing three rooms
188
940
Six persons sharing three rooms
180
1080

South Coast Track

 The South Coast Track is a significant adventure. Very possible but needs planning and thought. For those new to long walks the Overland Track is a much better starting walk.

Once you have done the Overland Track then the South Coast Track is an excellent option for your second walk.

The reason the South Coast Track is harder is due to being more remote, no huts, takes longer, less people do it and the track in places is very muddy.

On the plus Tasmania national parks are investing in the South Coast Track and board walks being constructed over more of it’s length.  It is cheaper than the Overland Track as no fee is needed or booking system, just turn up.

South Coast Track

Transfers to start and finish are easy. The best option is to fly to Melaleuca and then be met at Cockle Creek. We offer transpost to Cambirdge Airport for the flight to Melaleuca and meet at Cockle Creek at the end. It can be done in reverse but you do risk being stuck in Melaleuca if the weather turns bad. Having said that flights operated by Par Avion are fairly reliable and if a delay happens more flights are put on to clear the back log.

The plane is small and the pilots very experienced. It can be bumpy but relax and enjoy the views as you descend into Melaleuca.

Most allow 7 days to walk the 84 km track

Day 1 Melaleuca to Point Eric 13km
A mix of board walk and easy trail.

Day 2 Point Eric to Louisa Creek to Louisa River 16.5km 
This day has a major river crossing to wade assisted by a rope.

Day 3 Louisa River to Little Deadman’s Bay 12km
Boardwalk out of the bush to open button grass plains and then climb the Ironbound range.  The track is not so good as you descend and with fallen branches and mud.

Day 4 Little Deadman’s Bay to Prion Boat Crossing 9.5km
Some beaches to break up the path on this day. Then row across the lagoon.

Day 5 Prion Boat Crossing to Surprise Bay and Granite Beach 12km

Day 6 Granite Beach to South Coast Rivulet 9km
Can be a muddy day.

Day 7 South Cost Rivulet to Cockle Creek 11km
Great track at the end.

South Coast Track

flickr image by NomadicPics

Streams and rivers provide enough water.

You need a good tent as there are no huts.

 


Please do contact us to help plan the South Coast.
Hawthorn Lodge, Bushy Park, Tasmania | HawthornLodge.com.au
Marie, 03 6286 1240, marie@hawthornlodge.com.au.

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