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Address: Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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30-Minute Two Capes and Tasman Helicopter Flight from Port Arthur
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Tan4444
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 pumping so you can get a feel for it.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 was so worth it - beautiful native foliage, tree stumps so green and 0mossy, but... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 - specially if the surf is on. Shippies as it is known has to be one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hobart, Australia
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 sea. On a day with a heavy swell you get to see surfers risking and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Was here on a wet cold and windy summer day Track is rough and uneven with tree roots and rocks, not easy going View at end of trail is stunning If you are capable of a tough walk worth the effort

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Another beautiful Place to just sit back and admire what Mother Nature has to offer and to appreciate everything

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Us over 60s can't be expected to hike as we use to. We got to the lookout and beyond then the track gets very dangerous least for us, with a steep decline before going on. It looked like you could cross where the decline was but even that was dangerous. Having arguments with gravity before I dug my heels in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

A short side trip whilst doing the Cape Rauol walk. A fair bit harder if you elect to go right down to the beach and not just to the cliff top. Was particularly spectacular in May when we did it the first time. A huge break was occurring and big wave riders from across the globe had come to try... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Walking through the Tasman National Park to reach Ship Stern Bluff presents it's own challenges and rewards, with a steep incline in some areas, and abundant bird life in others. The 'hike' from the car park took a little over 30 minutes to reach the lookout, but the view from there was spectacular.

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