South Arm Peninsula Trail & Convict Trail

South Arm, Clarence
Distance: 4.5km
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Getting There

Start from the carpark opposite South Arm store or the carpark opposite Opossum Bay store.

The track is gravel and follows alongside South Arm Road between the South Arm store and the Opossum Bay store. The track offers views across the Derwent and there are opportunities to enjoy South Arm Beach and Opossum Bay Beach at either end.

A series of interpretative signs that tell the story of individual convicts who were assigned to William Gellibrand form the Convict Trail and are dispersed along the track.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours
Mountain BikingUnder 2 hours
Bike RidingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

PramsWalking with dogsParkingPicnic areaCafe/Refreshments/Shop

Dogs allowed on lead.


No Horses

Safety Precautions

Road crossing

A crossing of South Arm Road is required approximately half way along the track.

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

Track managed by Clarence City Council
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 For urgent communications please contact us by phone.