Rossiter Bay Loop

2 h

3.6 km

↑ 122 m
↓ -122 m

Hard track
Starting from the car park on Thistle Cove Road, Cape Le Grand, this circuit walk takes you to Rossiter Bay Loop and back. The trail offers you panoramic views of the ocean, the gigantic rock formations and the most beautiful beaches in Australia as you walk along the coastline. You can also see kangaroos living in the area close by, but you might want to be careful, just as with every other wild animal. 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 (-33.9994418,122.2064061)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Harbour Road, 1, Chadwick.
  • Turn on to Fisheries Road then drive for 6.4 km
  • Turn right onto Merivale Road and drive for another 25.4 km
  • Turn right onto Cape Le Grand Road and drive for another 19 km
  • Turn left onto Rossiter Bay Road and drive for another 7.6 km
  • Turn right onto Thistle Cove Road and drive for another 880 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off Lucky Bay Road, move towards the wooden bollard. Find “Le Grand Coastal Trail” information sign. Then follow the dirt track as it veers left from the Y-intersection to continue along the Rossiter Bay Loop.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the Thistle Cove at the start.
After another 1.8 km continue straight.
Continue another 35 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Rossiter Bay Loop

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.6 km
Time 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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