How Low Can You Go? Exploring Cockle Creek
Long ago, this stunning scene was a home to 2,000 residents. When you’re exploring you will find remnants of this rich history in the sacred Aboriginal sites, abandoned tramways, gravestones and ruins in the area. As soon as you arrive you will get the feeling that Cockle Creek is a very special place.
Cockle Creek is now a departure point for treks into the South West National Park with no shops or services in sight, giving you a true feeling of being one with the wilderness. There is a large campsite nearby where you can pitch your tent and get a fire roaring when you’re not busy being taken away by the beauty of this incredible place.
Don’t forget to bring along your camera too as Cockle Creek is known to be a perfect place to catch sight of the elusive Aurora Australis. The Aurora Australia is best viewed closest to the earth’s magnetic fields in the South and in the North. Cockle Creek being the most southerly point of Australia means that it is an incredible place for viewing, if you’re lucky! Make sure to check how to implement long exposure settings on your camera too, as the Aurora’s spectacular colours are best viewed with photography.
Cockle Creek is a place known for its tranquil coves and sandy beaches. All it takes is a stroll along the pristine white sands of Recherche Bay to enjoy the peace, serenity and beauty of this extremely remote place. Distant mountain peaks make an incredible backdrop to the eerily calm waters of the bay. If you look closely in the sand you can even sometimes catch the little paw prints of Tasmanian Devils who are native to the site!
Cockle Creek is rich in history, beauty, wildlife and serenity; it truly is a wilderness experience not to be missed by the passionate Nature Lover.