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Shipstern Bluff

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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30-Minute Two Capes and Tasman Helicopter Flight from Port Arthur
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“hours return” (3 reviews)
“on tuesdays” (2 reviews)
“cape raoul” (4 reviews)
Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Worth a visit but prepared to hike up and down for over an hour just to get to the first viewing location. If you hike down, be prepared for a 5 hour hike to/from. Stay on the marked trail as it is easy to get...More

1  Thank lkcdrd
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The walk out to Shipstern Bluff takes you through several distinct areas such as rain forest, woodland, escarpment, coastal heath and the beach. The scenery and views along the way make the walk very worthwhile and watching the waves pound the beach at Shipstern Bluff...More

1  Thank ozneilau
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Stunning views, lovely forest. Track being upgraded as it will be included in the "Three Capes Track" experience.

Thank cmsoz
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you cannot face a 5 hour walk - make the effort to visit the Shipsternl Lookout (and Cape Raoul Lookout just 200m in the other direction at the fork). Parking is tricky near the start after 12km of rutted unsealed road and the walk...More

2  Thank DawnHendrick
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The walk to Shipsterns Bluff is awesome. Track is very well laid out and hard to get lost. The view is spectactular!! I also recommend running this track if you like trail running.

Thank Tayla H
Reviewed 5 January 2017

its a decent walk in so be prepared and have water with you. Its worth it if the waves are up! No swell when I went but it was still awesome to check it out. I recommend you goggle some videos when the waves are...More

2  Thank Tan4444
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is incredible - beautiful and soooo worth it! We pulled into the carpark, there is a 'sauna' and 'toilet' - seeing is believing! Very rustic and creative! The walk in through the forest (national park) took about an hour (slowly), but the view...More

1  Thank Rosie W
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The walk to the cliff tops is wonderful, if a little rough in places. The view over the cliffs has to be seen to be believed at nearly 300m vertical into the Southern Ocean. The walk down to the rock platform is highly recommended -...More

2  Thank Tasilee
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Only thing I would suggest is to make sure you are wearing the appropriate foot wear.. You will need a moderate amount of fitness to complete this hike.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Shipstern Bluff gets its name from the rock formation, It looks a bit like the back of a ship. On a calm day you can walk around the bluff and enjoy the many rock pools and rock formations and even take a dip in the...More

3  Thank royo460
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Lochie F
2 January 2015|
Response from Julian O | Reviewed this property |
Very steep down and up in parts. Need to be reasonably fit. if u don't have a lot of confidence I would approach it with your mother. You don't have to walk all the way. Great views a little into the walk. But as I say to... More