Clarence Coastal Trail – Cremorne to Mays Beach

Cremorne, Clarence
Distance: 5.7km
Coastal
Coastal
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Getting There

Start from the Cremorne Beach Park carpark and walk north along the beach to the start of the track. There are additional access points at the end of Forest Hill Road and Bayside Drive.

The track is part of the Clarence Coastal Trail and traverses the coast between Cremorne Beach and Mays Beach. The track is 4.5km in length between Cremorne Beach Park and southern end of Mays Beach. A further kilometre along Mays Beach will take walkers to Bayside Drive, if a car shuffle has been arranged. From the track are spectacular views across Frederick Henry Bay to Primrose Sands and Tasman Peninsula.

Bikes are not permitted in the Calverts Hill Nature Reserve, under the current classification. Council is working with Parks and Wildlife Service for the classification of the coastal strip to be changed to permit bikes in the reserve. Bikes can be used on the section of track managed by Council that is outside the Calverts Hill Nature Reserve for out and back riding.

The Moomairremener people of the Oyster Bay Nation lived seasonally along the coast, prior to white settlement. The May family purchased property in 1874 and Mays Point, Mays Beach and Mays Hill are named after them. The family had orchards and grew apples, pears and cherries. A wharf at Mays Beach was used to ship the fruit to market. The coastal strip is now public land.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingHalf day

Track Features

Walking with dogsToiletsParking

Dogs are not permitted in Calverts Hill Nature Reserve which is partway along the track and managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Restrictions

No BikesNo Horses

The track passes through Parks and Wildlife Service managed Calverts Hill Nature Reserve, which contains the rare and endangered Eucalyptus Morrisbyi. Bicycles, dogs and other animals are not permitted in the Nature Reserve but Council is working with Parks to have the classification of the coastal strip changed to permit formal track construction and dog walking along that section of coast.

Safety Precautions

CautionCliff face

The track follows the coastline, where there are drop-offs to the water in some places. Please remain on the track and supervise small children. Dogs must be on lead. A formal track has not been constructed in Calverts Hill Nature Reserve so the informal track is unsurfaced and rough in places. Be aware that stock may be grazing in the Nature Reserve.

Plan your visit

Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.

Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.

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Track contacts

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

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.

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 6217 9500 or by email to clarence@ccc.tas.gov.au. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.