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The Huon – Part2 – Cockle Creek

by Nov 15, 2019Post0 comments

Onsite at Cockle Creek

November 12-16, 2019
Above: The beach and bridge at Cockle Creek looking outwards from the National Park.

With the weather looking very “mixed” we decided to proceed South to Cockle Creek before going to Bruny Island so here we are at the Cockle Creek Campground. This is the last bit of camping outside the National Park (just) and is accessible more easily with an offroad van as you have to negotiate “lumpy” ground and narrow openings to get into some or most of the camping spots. In the process of turning around we dislodged one of the support arms of our kayak carrier on a tree limb so that is to be fixed at some point soon!
There is a small camping area inside the National Park but very little as flat as out here or with much space. This place fills to overflowing in Summer with locals vying with tourists for some space to set up which is why we came now. 

Cockle Creek itself runs right behind the Campground and the front of our Landcruiser can just be seen in the picture.
The bridge crosses into the National Park and the Boltons Green Campground area, the NP office is also here which is used only in the peak season, there is also provision for resident staff at this time as well.
From here you can walk or drive about 1km to the end of the track at the Whaler’s lookout and memorial. This can be seen from the bridge as below:
The walk to the Whale takes you through the Boltons Green campground and also allows access to the beach and of course, the views of the whole of Recherche Bay.

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