OVERVIEW

The Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walk is a chance to feel Tasmania at its end-of-the-world wildest, without the heavy packs and without throwing yourself completely to the wind. It’s a wild feeling walking this stunning landscape with just the people of your choosing, but punctuated each night by staying in excellent accommodation and eating ala carte meals long the way.

There’s great variety on the Three Capes, as the route winds in and out of heathland, dry woodland and striking sections of rainforest. Throw in massive views every day and you have a one of a kind self guided walking experience.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul and Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site
  • 3 nights ensuited accommodation, a la carte meals and cooked breakfasts each day
  • Dramatic coastline of sea caves and towering sea stacks
  • Highest vertical seas cliffs in Australia, 180 million-year-old dolerite columns
  • The wildflowers add extra colour with bursts of yellow, white and pink along the track
  • Epic views over the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches
  • Optional 3 hour award winning Wilderness Cruise at additional cost

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
4 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 1695

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 395

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

DAY 1
PRIVATE TRANSFER TO THREE CAPES TO WALK CAPE HAUY

Depart Hobart at 8.00am. Travel to the Tasman Peninsula. We don’t waste any time, the walking begins with the first of the Capes, the hike out to Cape Hauy and 180 million year old dolerite cliffs. This is an epic walk with astounding views back to Cape Pillar and along the coast.

Walks: Moderate / 10 km / 4.5 to 5 hrs / easier option is available
Meals: Lunch on the track and 2 course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: The Lufra in the newly renovated ensuited rooms

DAY 2
WATERFALL BAY TO FORTESCUE BAY VIA BIVOUAC BAY

The walk today is worth every step and takes in some of the most interesting parts of the coast from Waterfall Bay via Canoe and Bivouac Bays and on to Fortescue Bay. The walk winds its way along the coast through rainforest, with great views out to sea and along the coast.  The variety of landscape is a real highlight today along with the secluded bays and pockets of crystal clear water with unspoiled pure white sand. This is a wild remote coastline so don’t be surprised if you have this walk to yourself.

Walks: Moderate / 15 km / 6.5 to 7.5 hrs
Meals: Cooked breakfast at the in house restaurant, walkers lunch and a chef-prepared a la carte dinner.
Accommodation: Stewarts Bay Lodge in ensuited rooms

DAY 3
CAPE RAOUL WALK

The walk out to Cape Raoul, the 3rd Cape that is not included on the current Three Capes track is possibly the most exciting. The astounding views towards Shipsterns Bluff and beyond to Bruny Island and Tasmania’s southern coast are second to none. Home to one of the biggest surf breaks in the world, witness the full weight of the Southern Ocean hitting the cape.  The stunning coast features massive rock platforms, towering sea cliffs and picturesque offshore islands.

Walks: Moderate / 14 kms / 6 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Cooked breakfast at the accommodation restaurant, walkers lunch and a 2 course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Stewarts Bay Lodge in ensuited rooms

DAY 4
PORT ARTHUR TOUR AND PRIVATE TRANSFER BACK TO HOBART

Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful Tasman Peninsula and surrounds. Make your way on foot from your accommodation to the not to be missed Port Arthur historical site which if walked thoroughly will result in clocking up quite a few kilometres. Optional 3 hour award winning Wilderness Cruise at additional cost. You will be transferred back to Hobart at the end of the day.

Walks: Moderate / 4-7 km / 3 hrs
Meals: Cooked breakfast at the accommodation restaurant and walkers lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 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

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

For the first night you stay at the Lufra Hotel located just above the Tessellated Pavement. As we eat breakfast and tuck into sumptuous chef prepared dinners we will enjoy outstanding views out to over the sea and along the coast. For the last 2 nights we base ourselves at Stewarts bay Lodge. Both are well located and a perfect base to explore the surrounding natural area if you have the extra energy.

The 2 course a la carte dinners will be prepared by the professional chefs at the accommodation.  Starting each day with a cooked breakfast is the perfect way to prime yourself for the upcoming day’s walk. The packed lunches are usually a salad or a wrap with some cake and a piece of fruit.  Lunch will be taken on the track at some of the most incredible locations, like Cape Hauy and Cape Raoul.

GENERAL INFO

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

The walk starts at 8 am with a private transfer out to the walk. The pick up is from either Hobart Airport or Hobart CBD. Lunch will be picked up on the way to the walk. Please be prepared to walk on the first day.

At the end of the walk you will get a private transfer back to your Hobart Hotel or the airport. The time is flexible and dependent on whether you do the additional boat trip (at extra cost) on top of exploring Port Arthur.

THE TRACK

Most of the tracks are in first rate condition. Some of the walks include sections of walking up and down again, but this is compensated by shorter walking distances overall. Full day walks average 15-16 kms. There are great opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves as there is plenty of additional walking that you can take up.

MISCELLANEOUS

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many hotels in Hobart, which we can pick up from or we can pick you up from the airport. The tour starts at 8.00am. We arrive in Hobart between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on the last day, the timing is a little bit flexible. Let the office know your plans and we will try to work the transfer in to suit your plans the best we can.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

Optional 3 hour Wilderness Cruise is an additional $135 per person.

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing. Spring and autumn are a great time to walk on the Tasman Peninsula. Summer can be a little warmer but with average temperatures of only 18 degrees. Winter is often written off as a time not to visit Tasmanian, let alone walk because of the rain. However if you look at the mean average rainfall it isn’t that much more than in summer. The average temperature in winter does however fall to 11 degrees so come prepared with warm clothes and good rain gear (realistically year round). See gear advice section in FAQ’s for more information .

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. However, we require that for all travel overseas that you purchase a travel insurance policy, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions now, feel free to ask one of our walks consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $395
  • 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1795

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $455
  • 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1870

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $475
Overview

OVERVIEW

The Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walk is a chance to feel Tasmania at its end-of-the-world wildest, without the heavy packs and without throwing yourself completely to the wind. It’s a wild feeling walking this stunning landscape with just the people of your choosing, but punctuated each night by staying in excellent accommodation and eating ala carte meals long the way.

There’s great variety on the Three Capes, as the route winds in and out of heathland, dry woodland and striking sections of rainforest. Throw in massive views every day and you have a one of a kind self guided walking experience.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul and Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site
  • 3 nights ensuited accommodation, a la carte meals and cooked breakfasts each day
  • Dramatic coastline of sea caves and towering sea stacks
  • Highest vertical seas cliffs in Australia, 180 million-year-old dolerite columns
  • The wildflowers add extra colour with bursts of yellow, white and pink along the track
  • Epic views over the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches
  • Optional 3 hour award winning Wilderness Cruise at additional cost

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
4 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 1695

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 395

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

DAY 1
PRIVATE TRANSFER TO THREE CAPES TO WALK CAPE HAUY

Depart Hobart at 8.00am. Travel to the Tasman Peninsula. We don’t waste any time, the walking begins with the first of the Capes, the hike out to Cape Hauy and 180 million year old dolerite cliffs. This is an epic walk with astounding views back to Cape Pillar and along the coast.

Walks: Moderate / 10 km / 4.5 to 5 hrs / easier option is available
Meals: Lunch on the track and 2 course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: The Lufra in the newly renovated ensuited rooms

DAY 2
WATERFALL BAY TO FORTESCUE BAY VIA BIVOUAC BAY

The walk today is worth every step and takes in some of the most interesting parts of the coast from Waterfall Bay via Canoe and Bivouac Bays and on to Fortescue Bay. The walk winds its way along the coast through rainforest, with great views out to sea and along the coast.  The variety of landscape is a real highlight today along with the secluded bays and pockets of crystal clear water with unspoiled pure white sand. This is a wild remote coastline so don’t be surprised if you have this walk to yourself.

Walks: Moderate / 15 km / 6.5 to 7.5 hrs
Meals: Cooked breakfast at the in house restaurant, walkers lunch and a chef-prepared a la carte dinner.
Accommodation: Stewarts Bay Lodge in ensuited rooms

DAY 3
CAPE RAOUL WALK

The walk out to Cape Raoul, the 3rd Cape that is not included on the current Three Capes track is possibly the most exciting. The astounding views towards Shipsterns Bluff and beyond to Bruny Island and Tasmania’s southern coast are second to none. Home to one of the biggest surf breaks in the world, witness the full weight of the Southern Ocean hitting the cape.  The stunning coast features massive rock platforms, towering sea cliffs and picturesque offshore islands.

Walks: Moderate / 14 kms / 6 hrs / shorter option available
Meals: Cooked breakfast at the accommodation restaurant, walkers lunch and a 2 course a la carte dinner
Accommodation: Stewarts Bay Lodge in ensuited rooms

DAY 4
PORT ARTHUR TOUR AND PRIVATE TRANSFER BACK TO HOBART

Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful Tasman Peninsula and surrounds. Make your way on foot from your accommodation to the not to be missed Port Arthur historical site which if walked thoroughly will result in clocking up quite a few kilometres. Optional 3 hour award winning Wilderness Cruise at additional cost. You will be transferred back to Hobart at the end of the day.

Walks: Moderate / 4-7 km / 3 hrs
Meals: Cooked breakfast at the accommodation restaurant and walkers lunch

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 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
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

For the first night you stay at the Lufra Hotel located just above the Tessellated Pavement. As we eat breakfast and tuck into sumptuous chef prepared dinners we will enjoy outstanding views out to over the sea and along the coast. For the last 2 nights we base ourselves at Stewarts bay Lodge. Both are well located and a perfect base to explore the surrounding natural area if you have the extra energy.

The 2 course a la carte dinners will be prepared by the professional chefs at the accommodation.  Starting each day with a cooked breakfast is the perfect way to prime yourself for the upcoming day’s walk. The packed lunches are usually a salad or a wrap with some cake and a piece of fruit.  Lunch will be taken on the track at some of the most incredible locations, like Cape Hauy and Cape Raoul.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

The walk starts at 8 am with a private transfer out to the walk. The pick up is from either Hobart Airport or Hobart CBD. Lunch will be picked up on the way to the walk. Please be prepared to walk on the first day.

At the end of the walk you will get a private transfer back to your Hobart Hotel or the airport. The time is flexible and dependent on whether you do the additional boat trip (at extra cost) on top of exploring Port Arthur.

THE TRACK

Most of the tracks are in first rate condition. Some of the walks include sections of walking up and down again, but this is compensated by shorter walking distances overall. Full day walks average 15-16 kms. There are great opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves as there is plenty of additional walking that you can take up.

MISCELLANEOUS

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many hotels in Hobart, which we can pick up from or we can pick you up from the airport. The tour starts at 8.00am. We arrive in Hobart between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on the last day, the timing is a little bit flexible. Let the office know your plans and we will try to work the transfer in to suit your plans the best we can.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

Optional 3 hour Wilderness Cruise is an additional $135 per person.

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing. Spring and autumn are a great time to walk on the Tasman Peninsula. Summer can be a little warmer but with average temperatures of only 18 degrees. Winter is often written off as a time not to visit Tasmanian, let alone walk because of the rain. However if you look at the mean average rainfall it isn’t that much more than in summer. The average temperature in winter does however fall to 11 degrees so come prepared with warm clothes and good rain gear (realistically year round). See gear advice section in FAQ’s for more information .

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. However, we require that for all travel overseas that you purchase a travel insurance policy, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions now, feel free to ask one of our walks consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

Map

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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $395
  • 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1795

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $455
  • 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1870

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $475

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