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Explore south-east Tasmania’s Tasman National Park along the famous Three Capes Track, one of the great walks of Australia. You’ll see Cape Raoul and Cape Huay on foot, and then finish your journey with a scenic flight over Cape Pillar. This region is known for it’s towering sea stacks, and the highest sea-cliffs in Australia. Sleep in a Spa Chalet and eat gourmet local food each night at Stewart’s Bay, and carry only a day-pack on your hikes.
|Day One||Hobart – Ship Sterns and Tunnel Bay – Cape Raoul.|
|The Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart will be our starting point for this three day cape escape. We depart at 8.00am and travel out to Tasman National Park. This geographically isolated peninsula, has over one third of Tasmania’s recorded plant species including more than 60 that are threatened species. We walk through eucalypt forest, past flowing streams and over log bridges until we reach Ship Stern Bluff. The seascapes on the striking Tunnel Bay Track has an abundance of towering cliffs, rock platforms, sea caves and tunnels. Alternative side route during the track is available for fit walkers to Cape Raoul which has some rough uphill sections. After our walk we head to Stewarts Bay Lodge for the next two night’s accommodation where we stay in log cabins. Tonight dine in the restaurant with a fantastic menu featuring local produce.
Trip Notes: Day 1 walk: Approximately 8kms (4-5 hours walking with breaks).
|Day Two||Waterfall Bay – Fortescue Bay.|
|After a hearty breakfast we head to picturesque Waterfall Bay to see some of the peninsulas most impressive geological features. Enroute we visit quirky Doo Town to discover the locals ‘Doo’ branded homes. Afterwards we begin our walk and pass through a variety of forest types, with frequent coastal views of dramatic towering sea cliffs that has never fail to impress. A variety of habitats provide a great diversity of wildlife that live within the National Park, from possum, Tasmanian bettong and long nosed potoroo to eastern quoll and wombats. A colony of little penguins also call Fortescue Bay their home, which can sometimes been seen at dusk returning to their burrows. Afterwards we return to Stewarts Bay Lodge for dinner and chat about our day’s adventures with the group.
Trip Notes: Day 2 walk: Approximately 14 kms (8 hours walking with breaks). Medium grade.
|Day Three||Fortescue Bay- Cape Hauy – Flight over Cape Pillar.|
|The day will start with breakfast. We farewell Stewart Bay before heading off for Fortescue Bay on our last hike of the trip. We walk through forest and coastal heath to the end of the cape, where we will view spectacular off-shore sea stacks known as Totem Pole, The Candlestick and The Lanterns. The peninsula’s bird life is rich and varied with over half of Tasmania’s bird species found on the peninsula. Afterward we join a cruise around Cape Pillar jutting impressively out to sea. This journey will provide you with exhilarating low level views of the Three Capes and its dolerite organ pipe looking sea stacks. Afterwards we return to Hobart the end of a fabulous journey.
Trip Notes: Day 3 walk: Approximately 8kms (4 hours walking with breaks). Medium grade.