Located in the far south west of Tasmania is the aptly
named Southwest National Park. A visit to Cockle Creek will
take you to a wilderness heritage area, rimmed by
spectacular mountain ranges. Once a busy whaling, coal
mining and logging area, it now offers secluded beaches and
a variety of spectacular walks.
There is an information booth at Cockle Creek. Activities
vary from bushwalking, fishing, boating and other water
activities. There are safe boat launch sites at several
points around Recherche Bay.
Only 2 hour drive from Hobart and
accessible via the Huon Highway (A6), through Geeveston.
Take the C635 past the Hastings Caves, turn off then follow
the C636 gravel road through Lune River to Cockle Creek.