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Monday, 25 February 2013

Denmans Cove

Monday 25th February 2013

Denmans Cove
Denmans Cove is on the Tasman Peninsula. To reach the start of the walk turn right into old Fortescue Road about 5.5 kms. past Taranna and then after 300 metres right into Andersons Road. Drive for 1.2 kms. to a parking area and signs.
I set off at 0920 and walked uphill on an old track for 700 metres before finding the track on the right hand side. This descended steadily through some nice forest for a further 700 metres to Stinking Bay which is aptly named.
Arriving at Stinking Bay
It was a perfect day and the water was very calm. I walk along the track to the beach at the head of the bay, crossed Gathercoles Creek, which was only a trickle, and carried on up the beach to pick up the track again near the rocks.
Gathercoles Creek and Stinking Bay Beach
The track went inland then back to the coast and followed the coastline to Simmons Creek, which was easily forded and then kept going along the coast to finally arrive at Denmans Cove, some 4.0 kms. after setting off.
Arriving at Denmans Cove looking north
Denmans Creek flows into the cove so I walked up it a little way and found a spot for lunch and then after that I walked out on the rocks on the southern side of the cove. It was a picturesque place. There were views of Port Arthur and I could see the cruise boat sailing around the Isle of the Dead. After dwelling for a while I simply retraced my steps back to the car.
This is a great short walk with no great effort required and provides excellent coastal scenery.
Distance: 10.0 kms.
Time: 3'45"
Ascent: 320 metres
Click here to download GPX track.
Arriving at Stinking Beach

Denmans Creek looking out to the cove

Looking towards Port Arthur

Looking towards Port Arthur

Denmans Cove

Denmans Cove

Looking towards Stewarts Bay


2 comments :

  1. Hi Denis, I was wondering if you've ever explored a little way up Simmonds Creek? I've seen it from the air and it looks like there's a fairly impressive dolerite gorge about 500m upstream.

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    1. No, I have not been up there Nick but I can see what you mean. It certainly looks like it might be worth exploring.

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