Betsys Bay WALKS

On Track Day Walk – Macquarie Harbour TO West Coast Tasmania

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Betsys Bay Off Track Walks –

There are several off-track walks through low vegatation to points of interest and grand views. 

We finally found an easy route to Finger Rock that can be seen from the anchorage. Our first attempt saw us take the wrong side of the creek, which took us on a lovely walk to a high point overlooking a vast forest seperating us from our intended destination.

Second time, we landed on the east side of all the little creeks and pushed through a bit of fringe growth to gain the open slopes. And then within an hour’s easy trekking, we came to the impresive rock formation, with 360 degree views taking in Hells Gate, the Southern Ocean, vast button grass plains and a lot of Macquarie Harbour to the mountain ranges. We’ll post our waypoints.

Finger Rock – A destination seen from the anchorage that we have long wanted to reach


  • Kayak landing at furthest EAST inlet - shallow walk ashore.
  • Open fringe for a 100 m
  • Then gets thicker with spaghetti grass - use our WPs to find our route or push through takes 30 minutes.
  • The slopes are mostly open with patches of small trees. Avoid them, keep in the open
  • The views keep getting better.
  • The top is mostly flat. Just be careful of burnt teatree stalks and rocky rubble. Parks burnt this area last year.
  • Once through the shore fringe and up to the flats, reaching Finger Rock takes less than an hour.
  • We left our kayak at noon and got back at 5:30 PM


Finger rock route

Betsys Bay walks – Finger Rock