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Address: Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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Amazing coastline, views and scenery

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... read more

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Nubeena, Australia
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Nubeena, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 is mesmerising. Since the rock fall in January, visitors are advised that the Bluff might... More 

Thank ozneilau
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank cmsoz
Hobart, Australia
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208 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 is closed on Tuesdays because of maintenance - but aside from those 2 issues the... More 

1 Thank DawnHendrick
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
Perth, Australia
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60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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.

1 Thank Tan4444
Hobart, Australia
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81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Rosie W
Hobart, Australia
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150 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Tasilee
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4 reviews
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
Hobart, Australia
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank royo460
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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

Thank gummer99

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