Cockle Creek

Australia’s Scenic Most Southern Point

Region: Hobart & South

What to do in Cockle Creek Tasmania


Cockle Creek offers some fantastic scenery and is perfect if you’re looking to get back-to-nature

If you’re planning to cruise Tasmania in one of our rental cars or a motorhome or campervan, then this is the end of the line! Cockle Creek is the most southern settlement accessible by car in Australia. It can be accessed via the Huon Highway and is about 150kms south of Hobart. The drive itself is a great way to see some lovely towns nestled in hills of the Huon Valley.

Cockle Creek is quite isolated but offers some fantastic scenery and is perfect if you’re looking to get back-to-nature. Situated on the shores of Recherche Bay and at the southeast edge of the Southwest National Park, Cockle Creek is a great place to base yourself if you’re planning a walking trip to the South East Cape where you’ll be greeted with stunning cliff-top views of the Southern Ocean and Maatsuyker Island.

Cockle Creek is the perfect place to go if you really want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life and just relax and unwind.

Please be aware that if you intend to enter the South East National Park you will require a National Park Parks Pass. For more info or to purchase a pass please visit the
If you’d like to know more about the Southwest National Park you can visit the

Cockle Creek Tasmania Campervan & Motorhome Parks

There is a campground at Cockle Creek but it is not suitable for campervans or motorhomes. There is also no running water or drinking water available and in relation to amenities there are only toilet pits.

Travel Times & Distances to Cockle Creek Tasmania

From Hobart: app. 2 hours 40 minutes – 125kms
From Launceston: app. 5 hours – 325kms
From Devonport: app. 5 hours 45 minutes – 405kms