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Guide to Visiting the Remarkable Cave in Tasmania

Guide to Visiting the Remarkable Cave in Tasmania

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Learn how to visit the Remarkable Cave on the wild Tasman Peninsula of Tasmania.

The Tasman Peninsula is a spectacular place to visit for those travelling in Tasmania. Known for its untamed, rugged coastlines and rich history, there are plenty of reasons why you should check out this remote corner of Australia.

One particular attraction offering great value for time is the Remarkable Cave. This pristine sea cave is conveniently located on the southern coast of the Tasman Peninsula, close to other attractions including the Port Arthur Historic Site, the Cape Raoul Track, and Mount Brown.

In this guide, I’ll outline everything you need to know about visiting the Remarkable Cave in Tasmania.

Where is the Remarkable Cave?

The Remarkable Cave is located at the tip of a small coastal bight between the famous Cape Raoul and Cape Pillar at the south of the Tasman Peninsula.

The cave is accessible via a roomy and newly constructed car park approximately 101 km (1.5 hours) from Hobart, or 25 km (25 minutes) from Eaglehawk Neck.

If you're visiting the Tasman Peninsula to see Port Arthur, then definitely plan a trip to Remarkable Cave too, since it's only 9 minutes south on sealed roads.

Google Maps Pin: "Safety Cove Road Car Park"

Map showing location of the remarkable cave in tasmania

How to Get to Remarkable Cave

The drive to the Remarkable Cave car park follows sealed roads the entire way and is accessible by any vehicle type. The best way to navigate to the cave is to enter the pin above, which will take you to the carpark.

Otherwise, head to Port Arthur Historic Site and then turn onto Safety Cove Road. Follow this road all the way to the end to reach the Remarkable Cave car park.

Remarkable cave near port arthur tasmania

The New Staircase Walk

Once you arrive at the dedicated car park, you'll notice that this spot is a great hub for other activities including a couple of short walks and the recently upgraded Maingon Bay Lookout.

The Maingon Bay Lookout is accessible for wheelchair users.

Maingon bay lookout
Remarkable cave track

Apparently, the stairs leading down to Remarkable Cave used to be really steep and dodgy. However, recent upgrades have made the cave really accessible and safe. Be warned though that it is still fairly steep, but really only a concern for those with chronic issues.

Once you get to the bottom, you'll notice the wide elevated metal viewing platform. Here, you can watch the water flow in and out of the cave. Unfortunately, it looks like access to the inside of the cave has been restricted with these new upgrades.

Stairs to remarkable cave tasmania

I visited during low tide. However, on that day there was still significant swell and as a result, water ripped through the cave, making access really dangerous either way.

About The Remarkable Cave

In my opinion, the Remarkable Cave is one of the best sandstone sea caves in Tasmania. The cliff has been hollowed over millions of years of heavy sea pounding.

Much of the boulder debris still lies beneath the entrance. This continues to be tumbled by the ebb and flow of the tide. It's a truly magnificent sound.

Remarkable cave on the tasman peninsula

I hope that you have enjoyed this quick guide to visiting the Remarkable Cave in Tasmania.

For more things to do in Tasmania and on the Tasman Peninsula near Port Arthur, check out some of my other articles below.

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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