One of Tasmanias Great Short Walks
Allports Beach to Castle Rock.
Begin at grass car park just before read the interpretation board before setting out. Follow the orange arrows marking the walking track to Castle Rock, allow 2 hours on and an outgoing tide is recommended. There are two small bays to walk along and one large beach to navigate as you meander your way to Castle Rock, when you need a rest throw down a towel or just lay in the soft clean sand and listen to the water lapping on the sand. Take a packed lunch, water to drink and stop at Castle rock for a picnic. Or purchase some meat from the butcher to cook on the free gas BBQ nestled in the dunes at Allports Beach.
For more information on local walks on Flinders Island, experienced local bushwalker D’reen Lovegrove has published an excellent book A Walking Guide to Flinders and Cape Barren Island, call 1800 994 477 or (03) 6359 2380 or order online at firstname.lastname@example.org. The book is also available by mail order ($11 plus postage) from Flinders Island Visitor Centre, PO Box 40 Whitemark Tasmania 7255. Remember drinking water can be scarce – you should always carry your own. If you’re planning an extended walk – or to check track conditions – contact the Parks and Wildlife Ranger on Flinders Island (03) 63592217.