Coningham Cliff Top
Access- Coningham Road
Freedom- On Lead
Time- 2 hours return
The road into this area is narrow and mostly gravel therefore cautious driving is required. Drive along the coastal Coningham Road past Coningham Beach (a no dog beach) and then slightly inland for another 2.4 kilometres. Where the road forks, continue along the lower road on the left for further 600 meters to the car park.
This area has been designated as a severe hazard area by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and is appropriately signed. The hazards are mainly associated with the friable sandstone formations which result in unstable rock faces, cave-ins and rockslides. The walker is advised to stay on the formed tracks.
The track is well signed and maintained. An older track is visible closer to the cliff face, however it is advisable to take the main track, which is on higher ground. The track is well maintained and traverses a beautiful casuarina forest and then drops down to Legacy Beach, a white sandy beach frequented by boaters. This part of the journey takes 20 minutes.
The track then continues up a wide gravel path below a private residence (previously a school camp). This track has undergone extensive maintenance and beautification. The handrails, steps and fencing are in excellent condition. There are benches at several locations to rest upon and take in the expansive views. This track continues along the cliff tops to Coningham Beach. This part of the walk takes approximately 35 minutes. Dogs are not allowed on this beach and although one can vary the journey by walking along the road back to the car park the scenery from the track is much nicer.