Geilston Bay Recreation Area, Geilston Bay Boat Club, 48 Debomfords Ln, Geilston Bay TAS 7015, Australia


  • Walking: Easy
  • Mountain biking: Easy

Length: 1.9km one way

Time: 45-60 minutes return walk

Parking: DeBomford Lane, Geilston Bay

Dogs: Under effective control (Please obey signage. Effective control means your dog is in close proximity, in line of sight, immediately responds to your voice command. If not, keep your dog on lead.)


This is an easy walk for families, with panoramic views of the Derwent River throughout the length of the walk.

Park at the end of DeBomford Lane in Geilston Bay Regional Park, cross the bridge over Geilston Creek and follow the track along the edge of Geilston Creek Road to where the main track begins at Sarean Court. The track is mostly flat but slightly undulating at the start with a short but fairly steep descent to Shag Bay at the end.

A rusty old boiler is all that remains of an early 20th century fertiliser plant and large wooden wharf at Shag Bay. Two men were killed when the boiler exploded.

The area is rich in Aboriginal middens as it was one of the shortest crossing distances over the Derwent River. The last part of the walk is located in the East Risdon State Reserve and dogs are prohibited.


  • Mountain biking
  • Walking

Other features

  • A public toilet is available at the Geilston Bay regional park


Warning: Steep descent into Shag Bay. Dogs are prohibited in East Risdon State Reserve.