Experience the amazing Three Cape Track without the weight of a hiking pack.

Highlights

  • A pack-free walk with as little as your camera, water, and lunch
  • Stewarts Bay Lodge stay with 2 nights in deluxe spa chalets
  • Flexible walking itineraries; choose what suits you

Overview

This 3-day tour has been designed for a pack-free walking experience of the Three Capes and the Tasman Peninsula without the burden of carrying a heavy multi-day hiking pack.

Explore the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula in the far south-east corner of Tasmania. This region is famous for its three spectacular capes featuring the highest, vertical seas cliffs in Australia and a dramatic coastline of caves and towering sea stacks.

Your journey also includes an unforgettable helicopter flight over Cape Pillar and Tasman Island, or you could choose an exciting wilderness cruise around the base of Cape Pillar for a unique view of this rugged coastline.

Itinerary

Each day includes transfer to and from the accommodation.

 

Day 1: 14km // 6 – 6.5 hours with breaks

We depart at 7.30 am and travel to Tasman National Park, located on the geographically isolated Tasman Peninsula. We walk through tall eucalypt forest, sheoak woodland, and coastal heath to reach the dramatic sea cliffs of Cape Raoul.

The trail provides spectacular views of remote Tasman Island and Cape Pillar as well as vast views across Storm Bay to Bruny Island. From atop towering cliffs, you will see a colony of Australian fur seals nestled at the base of Cape Raoul and, if your timing is right, you may even witness the big-wave surf break of Shipstern’s Bluff.

 

Day 2: 17.5km // 9 hours with breaks

We head to picturesque Waterfall Bay to walk one of the peninsula’s most impressive tracks. We begin at Waterfall Bay where a 100 metre waterfall plunges into the ocean. The track then gently climbs through a tall stringybark forest before entering lush and beautiful rainforest.

For the next 45-60 minutes, we climb steeply to Tatnels Hill, the highest point of the day at 548 metres. Keep an eye out for echidnas, wombats, potoroos, pademelons, and Tasmania’s endemic birdlife including the rare and endangered swift parrot.  A colony of little penguins also call Fortescue Bay their home.

 

Day 3: 9 km // 4.5 hours with breaks

This morning we have a relaxed hot breakfast and give our legs a break before our afternoon walk. Choose from seeing Cape Pillar by either helicopter or cruise.

For those who join the helicopter experience, you have 1 to 2 hours of free time in the morning to relax. Alternatively, our guides will take you to see other local attractions such as Remarkable Cave. The highlight of the day is the helicopter flight which takes you for a bird’s eye view of the magnificent towering sea cliffs of Cape Pillar and remote Tasman Island with its exposed lighthouse. Afterward, we visit the local Lavender Farm where you will enjoy a sit-down lunch and time to wander amongst the lavender fields.

Alternatively, guests can enjoy a three-hour wilderness cruise around Cape Pillar. This exhilarating journey provides spectacular views of the Three Capes with their sheer dolerite, ‘organ-pipe’ cliffs and sea stacks. There is also the chance to spot albatross, seals, whales, and dolphins. Be met at the boat after your cruise with your takeaway lunch from the Lavender Farm before driving to the start of your last walk, Cape Hauy.

What’s Included?

Genuinely all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

  • 2 nights in the deluxe Spa Chalets at Stewarts Bay Lodge
  • Choice of a spectacular helicopter ride over Cape Pillar and the remote Tasman Island or a Scenic Wilderness cruise around Cape Pillar
  • 1 x superb a la carte restaurant dinner at 1830s restaurant which overlooks Port Arthur
  • 1 x beautiful a la carte restaurant dinner at Gabriels Restaurant, at Stewart Bay Lodge featuring beautiful Tasmanian produce
  • Tasmanian wine and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner.
  • 2 x hot breakfasts
  • 3 x lunches (Lavendar Farm lunch day 3)
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided
  • Return transfers from Hobart
  • National Parks fees
  • No Credit card fees to pay!

What do I need to bring?

  • Raincoat
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottle with at least 3-litres capacity

Details

Location: Tasmania

Tour Operator: Paddle Pirates

Duration: 3 days

Price per person: From $1499

Group size: min. 4 and max. 16

Difficulty: Beginners – Expert

 

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