The Tasman Peninsula is a short 90min drive from Hobart, even less from the airport.  The peninsula is both home to Australia’s most infamous penal colony, the historic Port Arthur Penal colony and now also the Three Capes walk.

This walk is Tasmania’s premium coastal walking experience as it traverses one of Australia’s most dramatic and inhospitable landscapes. The original settlers chose this location in part due to the insurmountable prospect of escape. Fortunately, we benefit from the well-maintained tracks as we escape through the same dense forest and up and over the most dramatic escarpments that kept the early inhabitants trapped.

The Tasman Peninsula is one of the most striking parts of Tasmania and the walk incorporates all the best parts including the iconic towering sea stacks, the highest vertical sea cliffs in Australia. Wander over the 190 million-year-old dolerite columns and via a great variety of landscapes, as the track winds in and out of temperate rainforest heathland, dry woodland and over striking sections of coastline.

The turquoise waters and white sandy beach of Fortescue Bay and Waterfall Bay area are a welcome change-up from the cliff-hugging walking experience that characterises most of the track. The massive seas at Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul and the amazing Shipsterns Bluff,  one of the preeminent big wave surf locations worldwide, is an amazing side-show to this already amazing adventure.

What’s more whales and dolphins are regular visitors to the areas as are albatross, sea eagles, peregrine falcons, diving gannets and cliff-nesting cormorants. All make this their home in or around the ocean surrounding Tasman Peninsula National Park.

Walk each day with the confidence that you’re being looked after by one of Australia’s oldest walking companies and two experienced guides.  The self-guided version of Three Capes walk allows you to walk with your own friends, when you want at your own pace. What’s more you’ll stay in comfort, eat chef-prepared 2-course dinners, cooked breakfasts and enjoy lunch at some of the most epic locations Australia has to offer.

Three Capes, Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur

Self-guided

Three Capes, Cape Hauy and  Cape Raoul, Waterfall Bay, Fortescue Bay and Port Arthur. Dramatic coastline of sea caves and towering sea stacks.

Self-guided 4 Days From $1695 Moderate What's Included

Three Capes, Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur

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What's Included
  • All transport including private transfers to and from Hobart
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • 3 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals
  • Cooked breakfasts and walker lunches
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including comprehensive walk notes, maps, lunch bag and container

Three Capes and the Tasman Peninsula

Group-guided

Hike at Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul and Fortescue Bay, Canoe Bay Tasman Arch, Blow Holes, Waterfall Bay. Visit Port Arthur and sea the region from the see on an Eco wildlife boat cruise.

Group-guided 4 Days From $2095 Moderate What's Included

Three Capes and the Tasman Peninsula

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Boat cruise and wildlife watching
  • 3 nights’ comfortable accommodation in log cabins and chalets with shared common areas
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals
  • All transport from Hobart and luggage transport
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

Bay of Fires, Freycinet, Wineglass Bay & Three Capes

Group-guided

A walking symphony in 3 movements. Bay of Fires with its pink granite, orange lichen boulders & white beaches. Freycinet Peninsula & Wineglass Bay.

Group-guided 7 Days From $3150 Easy to Moderate What's Included

Bay of Fires, Freycinet, Wineglass Bay & Three Capes

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 6 nights private accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • 6 cooked breakfasts and 6 dinners prepared by professional chefs with an emphasis on Tasmanian local produce
  • Comprehensive walkers lunches every day augmented by Auswalk’s trail mix
  • All transport from Launceston to Hobart
  • National park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and container

OVERVIEW

Auswalk will provide you with all the comforts you need to have a splendid walk and relaxing experience. You can choose either a self-guided or group-guided Three Capes walking holiday. You will stay in our favourite accommodations, taste the delicious fresh produce of the region. You get to traverse the trails with nothing more than a light day pack, and we will take care of the rest.

Auswalk provides two self-guided and two guided Three Capes walking holidays for your pleasure. Effectively Auswalk provides a lot more as they can customize any of their walks to suit, adding more or taking away days to suit each walker’s specialised needs.

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walking essentials

As with any journey, it is essential to be prepared for your walking holiday. While we will be transporting your luggage from accommodation to accommodation, you will still be carrying a lightweight day pack with you. Here is what we suggest that you carry with you each day:

  • Walking notes, a map, and a map case
  • Picnic lunch packed in an insulated container (when supplied)
  • Quality waterproof jacket with a hood
  • Warm jumper or jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen (at least 15+)
  • 1 to 2 litres of water
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Some money
  • Mobile phone (please note that reception is not available in all walk areas)
  • Personal insect repellent, band-aids, and a small container of salt mixed with rice grains
  • Personal necessities (example: required medication)

Now that we have the essentials packed, it is time to think of those additional items that may be worth packing along with you. These may include and are not limited to:

  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (with an extra battery or sim cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook and pen
  • Matches
  • Small torch
  • Walking stick
  • Thermos (for hot drinks)
  • Additional snacks
Overview

OVERVIEW

Auswalk will provide you with all the comforts you need to have a splendid walk and relaxing experience. You can choose either a self-guided or group-guided Three Capes walking holiday. You will stay in our favourite accommodations, taste the delicious fresh produce of the region. You get to traverse the trails with nothing more than a light day pack, and we will take care of the rest.

Auswalk provides two self-guided and two guided Three Capes walking holidays for your pleasure. Effectively Auswalk provides a lot more as they can customize any of their walks to suit, adding more or taking away days to suit each walker’s specialised needs.

READ MORE
walking essentials

walking essentials

As with any journey, it is essential to be prepared for your walking holiday. While we will be transporting your luggage from accommodation to accommodation, you will still be carrying a lightweight day pack with you. Here is what we suggest that you carry with you each day:

  • Walking notes, a map, and a map case
  • Picnic lunch packed in an insulated container (when supplied)
  • Quality waterproof jacket with a hood
  • Warm jumper or jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen (at least 15+)
  • 1 to 2 litres of water
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Some money
  • Mobile phone (please note that reception is not available in all walk areas)
  • Personal insect repellent, band-aids, and a small container of salt mixed with rice grains
  • Personal necessities (example: required medication)

Now that we have the essentials packed, it is time to think of those additional items that may be worth packing along with you. These may include and are not limited to:

  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (with an extra battery or sim cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook and pen
  • Matches
  • Small torch
  • Walking stick
  • Thermos (for hot drinks)
  • Additional snacks

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