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.