Cliff edges are unfenced. The low-tide route which passes along the orange sands at the bottom of the cliff has been closed.


The walkway begins at the southern blue penguin (Eudyptula minor minor) colony at the end of Waterfront Road on the south side of the harbour. Nesting boxes have been constructed beneath the cliffs to the right and penguins return to these artificial burrows every evening. Tiered spectator seating has been arranged here and a small fee is charged if you stay for the show.

The far end of the walkway is accessible from the car park at Bushy Beach Road, off the end of Tyne Street. From here there is quick access to the hide.

Blue penguin colony-viewing hide, Cape Wanbrow: ½ hr, very easy

The walk sidles around a headland into Boatman's Harbour where spotted shags nest on the cliffs beneath the path. Across the tiny harbour pillow lava is visible at the bottom of the cliff. A path leads down to the beach. The formation is a cross-section through fingers of lava that poured onto the sea floor. As the lava contacted the sea-water it cooled, hardening and forming a tube along which further hot lava continued to flow. Seams of limestone fill the gaps where shells were trapped by the flowing lava.

After passing a World War II gun emplacement, the track meets a side-trail to a lighthouse. It continues in the narrow space between the cliff edge and fenced paddocks until you reach Cape Wanbrow. There is a view from here along the length of Bushy Beach and a hide for viewing yellow-eyed penguins. Considered to be the world's rarest penguin, they nest in the mud banks along the length of Bushy Beach and can be viewed in the morning or afternoon as they depart for or return from a day fishing. There is no charge for use of the hide. Binoculars are useful here.