Badger Head to Copper Cove

3 h to 4 h
1 h to 2 h

10 km

↑ 292 m
↓ -292 m

Hard track
Starting from the car park at the end of Badger Head Road, Badger Head, this walk takes you to Copper Cove. Follow a scenic track around the headland from the western end of Badger's Beach to a lovely secluded cove in Narawntapu National Park. You'll pass through coastal heathland with a variety of wildflowers and excellent views of Bass Strait and Little Badger Head. The track is well-formed and easy to follow, with some short hills and rough steps over undulating terrain. Shell middens and other artefacts can be found in the park, which is rich in Aboriginal heritage. The beaches in Narawntapu are popular for swimming and fishing, but they aren't patrolled and the ocean conditions can be unpredictable, so keep an eye out for currents and rips at all times. The exposed headland can be cold and windy, so it's advisable to bring warm clothing in case of sudden weather changes. 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 Copper Cove/Badger Head Track & Badger Beach Coastal Route (-41.1013775,146.6733491)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom West Tamar Highway, A7, Beaconsfield.
  • Turn on to Greens Beach Road, C720 then drive for 4.6 km
  • Continue onto Greens Beach Road, A7 and drive for another 3.2 km
  • Turn left onto Badger Head Road, C721 and drive for another 9.9 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 45 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Copper Cove/Badger Head Track & Badger Beach Coastal Route Start heading along Copper Cove/Badger Head Track (a walking track).
After 75 m pass the BBQ (5 m on your left).
Then pass the shelter (on your left).
After another 210 m head through the bicycle barrier.
Continue another 4.7 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 5 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Badger Head to Copper Cove

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 10 km
Time 3 h to 4 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 75 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
75 m[shelter]
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