Coastal Traverse

5 h 30 min to 9 h

20.2 km
oneway

↑ 326 m
↓ -318 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Narawntapu National Park carpark on Bakers Beach Road, Bakers Beach, this walk takes you along the parks scenic coastline all the way to Greens Beach. Following the coastal border of the park between Bakers Beach and Greens Beach, this walk makes for an epic day-long adventure. Enjoy the superb coastal views, with fascinating changes in the landscape and a variety of wildflowers and rare plants. From the eastern end of Bakers Beach a marked track zig-zags up to Little Badger Head before descending to Copper Cove where there is a good picnic spot with fresh water from Windred Creek. From the cove the track continues around the headland past the tiny settlement of Badger Head, traversing the full length of Badger Beach. A short detour to the top of West Head leads to a lookout atop the cliffs, where there are magnificent panoramic coastal views. Following the cliff-top track around West Head, you'll reach an unsealed road that leads past Pebbly Beach to the Greens Beach township. Take your time and enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery, swimming and fishing spots along the way. If a car is left at each end, this walk can easily be done one-way as a day walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-41.1489655,146.602761)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, 1
  • Turn on to then drive for 420 m
  • Turn left onto Port Sorell Road, B74 and drive for another 340 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Frankford Road, B71 and drive for another 5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Frankford Road, B71 and drive for another 8.4 km
  • Turn right onto Frankford Road, B71 and drive for another 7.8 km
  • Turn left onto Bakers Beach Road, C740 and drive for another 13.3 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 20 m
Finish (-41.0753566,146.7282281)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
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Start.
Find the Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre Parking at the start.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk & Bird Hide Walk) turn left, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Bird Hide Walk & Archers Knob Track) continue straight, to head along Archers Knob Track.
After another 520 m continue straight, to head along Archers Knob Track.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk & Archers Knob Track) continue straight, to head along Archers Knob Track.
After another 950 m turn sharp left.
After another 410 m turn right, to head along Bakers Beach Coastal Route.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Copper Cove/Badger Head Track & Bakers Beach Coastal Route) continue straight, to head along Copper Cove/Badger Head Track.
After another 1.5 km continue straight, to head along Copper Cove/Badger Head Track.
After another 5.4 km to find the car park.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Badger Beach Coastal Route & Copper Cove/Badger Head Track) continue straight, to head along Badger Beach Coastal Route.
After another 5 km (at the intersection of Gardiners Road & Badger Beach Coastal Route) turn sharp left, to head along Gardiners Road (a residential road).
After another 235 m (at the intersection of West Head Lookout Track & Pebbly Beach Circuit) turn right, to head along Pebbly Beach Circuit.
After another 530 m come to the viewpoint (80 m on your left).
After another 2.8 km come to the end.
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Coastal Traverse


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 20.2 km
Time 5 h 30 min to 9 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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