Shag Bay Heritage Walk


An easy walk for families, with panoramic views of the Derwent River throughout the length of the walk. Park at the end of Geilston Bay Road. The track is well signposted, with directional and heritage information signs throughout. The track is mostly flat but slightly undulating at the start with a short but fairly steep descent to Shag Bay at the end. The last part is within the East Risdon Nature Reserve. All flora and fauna are protected and dogs are prohibited. This area is also rich in Aboriginal history.

Follow the heritage walk signposts from Geilston Bay to the southern side of Shag Bay and a sign titled 'The Midden'. Continue from the sign to the Aboriginal quarry and the Shag Bay foreshore, then up a short slope above the old boiler to the quarry. The boiler is part of the remains of an early 20th century bone mill.

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Getting there

Start at the carpark on Sarean Ct, Geilston Bay TAS 7015


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Route/Trail notes

From the carpark follow the well signed track.  See attached GPS file for further guidance.



Other References


Geilston Bay Rd - parking bays for 4 vehicles. Walked through to Saundersons Rd and visited St Margaret's Church and cemetery.

Elaine P. on 30 Nov, 2023

A pleasant walk along the bay and nice views at the end. The signage states 45min - 1hr return however this is actually the time for one-way.

rob.bushman on 14 Jun, 2015


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