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Sunday, March 31, 2013



     While the South Coast Track could be completed within 5 days by some of the fittest walkers, I don't see why would you travel to the very end of the world and not to enjoy one of the purest and the most remote wilderness on Earth for as long as possible. Most people take about 7 days to complete the 84km track, but  it is not a bad idea to include one extra day for the pretty much expected weather changes and one or two rest days to explore the surrounding areas and truly enjoy the remoteness of some of the most spectacular campsites you’ll ever see. We particularly recommend to plan a half day or even one day rest at the New River Lagoon, Surprise Bay and Granite Beach. Also, try to arrive to Melaleuca with the first flight in the morning. The weather in south-west Tasmania is less predictable in the afternoon and most of the flights are being cancelled later in a day. The following timings for the individual sections of the track can vary depending on weather, wind, river crossings and other factors.


  • Day 1: Melaleuca Airstrip to Point Eric at Cox Bight, 13km, 5 hours
  • Day 2: Point Eric at Cox Bight to Louisa river, 17km, 7-8 hours
  • Day 3: Louisa River To Little Deadman’s Bay, 12km, 8 hours
  • Day 4: Little Deadman’s Bay to New River Lagoon, 9.5km, 4.5h
  • Day 5: New River Lagoon to Granite Beach, 12km 5-6 hours
  • Day 6: Granite Beach to Lion Rock, 13.1km, 10 hours
  • Day 7: Lion Rock to Cockle Creek, 8km, 3.5hours



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