Shag Bay Track Geilston Bay, Clarence

Distance

1.9km

Experience

Coastal

Description

A well-graded gravel track with panoramic views of the Derwent River. Approximately 45 min return walk. There is a short but steep section into Shag Bay at the end. A rusty old boiler is all that remains of an early 20th century fertiliser plant and large wooden wharf at Shag Bay. Two men were killed when the boiler exploded. The area is rich in Aboriginal middens as it was one of the shortest crossing distances over the Derwent River. The last part of the walk is located in the East Risdon Nature Reserve and dogs are not permitted.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Easy
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Easy
Dogs allowed off lead Under 2 hours
Easy

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Picnic 

Restrictions

No horses

Safety precautions

Caution 

Steep descent on the gravel track to Shag Bay at the end.

Map

Photos

  • Shag Bay Track - bridge at start
  • Shag Bay Track - dog walking
  • Shag Bay Track - view
  • Shag Bay Track 4
  • Shag Bay Track 5
  • Shag Bay Track 6
  • Shag Bay Track 7
  • Shag Bay Track 8
  • Shag Bay Track 9

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Start from carpark at DeBomfords Lane off the East Derwent Hwy in Geilston Bay.

This track is managed by the Clarence City Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Clarence City Council by phone on 03 6245 8600 or by email to clarence@ccc.tas.gov.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.