Waterfall Bay

1 h 15 min to 2 h

3.6 km

↑ 212 m
↓ -212 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Devils Kitchen car park at the end of Tasman Arch Road, Tasman National Park, this walk leads to Waterfall Bay via the Tasman Coastal Trail. Skirting the cliff line from Devils Kitchen, the trail to Waterfall Bay is a brilliant return walk via a hardened walking track. Geology is the star here, with amazing formations, including arches and gulches worn through sedimentary layers by constant wave action. Multiple viewing platforms along the trail provide fantastic views of the tremendous coastline the peninsula is renowned for. 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 At the intersection of Tasmans Arch Road & Tasman Coastal Trail (-43.0436898,147.9499121)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Arthur Highway, A9
  • Turn on to Blowhole Road, C338 then drive for 3.1 km
  • Turn right onto Tasmans Arch Road, C338 and drive for another 1 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Tasmans Arch Road & Tasman Coastal Trail Start heading along Tasman Coastal Trail (a walking track).
Find the viewpoint at the start.
After another 610 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 690 m pass the "Patterson's Arch" (100 m on your left).
Then come to the viewpoint (15 m on your left).
After another 190 m come to the viewpoint (on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Tiny side trip to another viewpoint where you can appreciate the vast landscape. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 255 m continue straight, to head along Tasman Coastal Trail.
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Waterfall Bay Road & Tasman Coastal Trail) turn left.
After another 15 m veer left.
Continue another 15 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.

Tiny side trip to another viewpoint where you can appreciate the vast landscape.
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 20 m come to the end.
About 15 m past the end is a viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 20 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Waterfall Bay

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.6 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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