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Why this Hike
Following the Cape Liptrap Coast this walk in South Gippsland takes you along some of Australia’s best coastline. This walk takes you from the Cape Liptrap Lighthouse all the way to the junction of Five Mile Track and Walkerville Road in a one way bushwalking adventure. If you love Victorian coastal walks then this hike is a must do whenever you are in the local area next.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting at the Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, walk down Cape Liptrap road for a few hundred metres until reaching a turn off track on the left hand side of the road. From here follow this track until reaching the coast/beach. This will take you along the stunning coastline for about 15 kilometres while you soak up the beautiful sea views and coastal breezes. The track along here can be quite exposed so do make sure to wear sun protection and have good shoes as the track can be rough in parts. Once you reach the end of this 15 kilometre stretch turn off onto Five Mile Track, continue to follow this track for about 4 kilometres until reaching Walkerville road which is the end of the hike.
*Please note that this hike is one way and transport will need to be arranged in order to return to the carpark at the lighthouse. The route can be done in reverse but transport will still need to be arranged.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.