Cape Deslacs Circuit Clifton Beach, Clarence

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Issued 4.10pm, Sun 22 May 2022
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A pleasant walk onto a headland to a lookout which offers great views west along Clifton Beach, south to Bruny Island and across the dunes to Pipe Clay Lagoon. Start the 45 minute walk at the boom gate near the carpark and follow the closed gravel road to a commemorative plaque at its end, where two narrow tracks begin. Turn left to the lookout for great views before heading back to the other track, which leads down to the beach. Walk along the beach for about 300 metres, then turn right onto the track through the sand dunes back to the carpark.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours


Accessible via public transport


Parking  Lookout 


No dogs  No bikes  No horses

The first section of the walk is on a closed roadway which can be used by bicycles. Dog are prohibited as the nature reserve is an important habitat for the Short-tailed shearwater.


  • Cape Deslacs Circuit 1
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Cape Deslacs Circuit 2
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Cape Deslacs Circuit 3
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Cape Deslacs Circuit 4
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Cape Deslacs Circuit 5
    Photo: Clarence City Council


Getting there

From Clifton Beach Road turn left onto Bicheno Street. In 1.5km turn right onto Clifton Beach Track, the entry road into Cape Deslacs Nature Reserve and Clifton Beach Conservation Area and park in the gravel carpark.

This track is managed by Parks and Wildlife Service

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If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Parks and Wildlife Service by phone on 1300 135 513 or online. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.