Cape Tourville Circuit

15 min to 30 min
10 min to 45 min

580 m

↑ 7 m
↓ -8 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park at the end of Cape Tourville Road, Freycinet National Park, this walk takes you around the Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Experience breathtaking coastal views on this quick and easy loop that runs along the clifftops on the easternmost cape of Freycinet. The track is a mix of wooden boardwalk and compacted earth with metal safety railings, and is suitable for wheelchairs and prams. On your way around the lighthouse, you'll pass several lookouts with excellent views of the southern Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay and the Hazard Mountains, and find signs detailing the area's history, landmarks and wildlife. There's also a pair of fixed binoculars at the viewpoint for The Nuggets, a small cluster of rock islands where seals can be spotted basking in the sun. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins, which are frequently spotted in the waters below the cape. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-42.1220258,148.3415939)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Tasman Highway, A3, Bicheno.
  • Turn on to Coles Bay Road, C302 then drive for 29.1 km
  • Turn left onto Cape Tourville Road and drive for another 5.2 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 25 m
Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
After another 9 m turn right, to head along Cape Tourville Circuit.
After another 15 m veer left, to head along Cape Tourville Circuit.
After another 220 m continue straight, to head along Cape Tourville Circuit.
After another 35 m come to the "Cape Tourville Lookout".
Then pass the "Cape Tourville Lighthouse" (20 m on your left).
After another 75 m come to the viewpoint (about 15 m ahead).
Turn left, to head along Cape Tourville Circuit.
After another 205 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 9 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Cape Tourville Circuit

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 580 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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