Monday, 6 May 2013

Cockle Creek, Tasmania. Australia

Cockle Creek is the southern most point in Australia to where you can drive a vehicle.  It's a very small place just a short distance from Hobart, Tasmania. 148km approx. 92 miles. Great walking beyond along the pathways into the Tasmanian bush. The Tasmanian Wilderness Heritage Area.
There are no shops, just a place to pitch your tent a camping ground with public loos and phone booth. Also Cockle Creek leads to Recherche Bay.

French Explorer Bruni D'Entrecasteaux sailed into Recherche Bay in 1793 and again in 1793 on a scientific and botanical expedition.

During the 1830s there were 4 whaling stations at Cockle Creek. In 1836 a Pilot Station was set up on Fisher's Point, the southern headland to Recherche Bay, but was abandoned by 1851.



Cockle Creek, Southern most part of Tasmania, Australia where one can drive to.


A view from the bridge.


Recherche Bay.


Same Bay, a nice place to have a shack!


Speaks for it's self.

7 comments:

  1. It looks so quiet and peaceful - I think I can see just glimpse a hint of autumn.

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    1. It was lovely and peaceful there and still is I presume. We don't have a lot of colour with our native trees in Autumn.

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  2. Oh M what a wonderful spot on the ocean. I would love to be there and enjoy the smell and sound of the ocean. Beautiful. Hugs xxoo G

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  3. I have SO got Tassie on my 'to do' list - and your terrific photos make this part look even better than I thought. One day, one day ...

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Tassie is worth coming to.

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  4. That is wonderful. I recall reading a story of an elderly lady who lived in a shack with her husband for most of her life. They would travel by boat to get supplies. Lovely way to live your life :)

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