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Three Capes Walk

Three Capes walk

A 3 day guided Pack Free walk

This 3 day walk has been designed for those looking for Pack Free walking experience of the Three Capes on the Tasman Peninsula with out the burden of carrying your clothes or a heavy pack. Our Three Capes guided pack free walking tour explores the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula in the far south-east corner of Tasmania. This region is famous for its Three Capes and the highest vertical seas cliffs in Australia and its dramatic coastline of sea caves and towering sea stacks. On this 3 day walk you will explore the untouched wonders of the Tasman National Park as we venture along one of the great walks of Australia, experiencing varied landscapes of coastal heathlands and eucalypt forests.

Explore Three Capes Tasmania

Discover the Three Capes of Cape Raoul and Cape Hauy by foot and finish your journey with your choice of a helicopter ride across Cape Pillar and Tasman Island or a dramatic wilderness cruise around Cape Pillar for a unique view of the peninsula from the base of the cliffs. You’ll also walk from Waterfall to Fortescue Bay, which is nothing short of amazing featuring sections of stunning rainforest found no where else in the Tasman National Park.

A Pack Free Walk
One of the biggest draw cards of this walk, is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle, lunch and camera each day.

2 nights in Deluxe Spa Chalets, Stewart Bay Lodge
Our guests will love everything about Stewart Bay Lodge our accommodation for 2 nights during our walk. From the decor of the main lounge and restaurant, to your modern and stylish and modern Deluxe Spa Chalets, this place has it all. Each modern chalet has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus lounge room.

Extra Wow Factors – Helicopter or Wilderness Cruise
We carefully design our walking tours to add a “Wow” Factor to every walk, to allow our guests access to remote areas. On this walk, guests will have the choice of a spectacular helicopter ride where you can marvel at the dramatic cliffs of Cape Pillar and see remote Tasman Island and it’s exposed lighthouse, or join a wilderness cruise around Cape Pillar to see the spectacular sea cliffs from water level – a great way to appreciate the magnitude of these giant cliffs.

Fabulous restaurant meals featuring local produce
Meal time is a special time on tour. Not only does it provide the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers in a relaxed environment, it also allows you to sample regional specialities. On tour we have two highlight dinners at Gabriel’s Restaurant at Stewart Bay Lodge. Enjoy fine dining served with beautiful Tasmanian wine with an emphasis on local produce and modern cuisine. Note: On days when Gabriel’s is closed we will enjoy fine dining at 1830s Restaurant overlooking Port Arthur Historic Site.

Two Levels of walking available
As we have two guides on this walk we are able to offer both easier and harder walking options for our guests catering for a range of abilities and fitness levels. (Second guide on a tour is subject to groups of 8 and over people).

Our Guides
Our guides are proudly 100% Tasmanian. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our chief guide Jef has grown up walking the trails of Tasmania. His caring attitude and his amazing story-telling ability will make your tour a relaxing, fun and informative experience.

Genuinely all-inclusive
When you travel on one of our walking tours, you won’t be asked to put your hand in your pocket for extras along the way. All restaurant meals featuring local produce as well as Tasmania wine are included in your walking tour with nothing more to pay. You won’t even be charged extra for credit card fees.

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Why should you choose us?

Stay in a Deluxe Spa Chalet

Beautiful Stewart Bay

A-la-carte Dining

served with Tassie wines

Pack Free Walk

walk with as little as your water & camera

Helicopter or Cruise day 3

Your Choice!

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3 Capes Escape Tasmania Inclusions

Genuinely all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

  • 2 nights in Deluxe Spa Chalets at Stewarts Bay Lodge
  • Walk stunning Cape Raoul
  • Explore the magnificent rainforest from Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay
  • Walk dramatic Cape Hauy
  • Choice of Spectacular Helicopter ride over Cape Pillar and remote Tasman Island or
    Scenic Wilderness cruise around Cape Pillar
  • 2 x delicious a la carte restaurant dinners featuring beautiful Tasmanian produce
  • Tasmanian wine and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner.
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • 3 x lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Return transfers from Hobart
  • National Parks fees
  • Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. Wine is served to enjoy with your dinner only, if you would like to enjoy alcohol after dinner you will need to provide your own.
 No Credit card fees to pay!

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Tour Itinerary

Day One
Three Capes Walk

Hobart - Walk to Cape Raoul

MAIN WALK GRADE: 14kms. Some rough uphill sections; Good level of fitness required.  6- 6.5 hours walking with breaks. Grade: Medium

EASIER OPTION: 8kms. Moderate Level of fitness required. 4 hours walking with breaks. Grade: Medium

Main walking itinerary:  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.. The seascapes on the striking Tunnel Bay Track has an abundance of towering cliffs, rock platforms, sea caves and tunnels.

We continue on through rough uphill sections to Cape Raoul with excellent views of Tasman Island, Bruny Island and the southern Capes. On the plateau you’ll wander through beautiful banksia scrub and from the edge of the Cape you may even see the seal colony nestled at the base of Cape Raoul. After our walk we head to Stewarts Bay Lodge for the next two night’s accommodation where we stay in two bedroom Deluxe Spa Chalets. Tonight dine at Gabriels Restaurant featuring local produce and wine.

Easier walking itinerary option: As we have two guides accompanying this tour, we offer an easier option for today’s walk. Travel with the group until you reach the Cape Raoul lookout so you can enjoy spectacular views. Retrace your steps and then our guide will then take you back early to your accommodation.

Note: When there is 8 or more passengers on tour, we have two guides offering a choice of two walking options – our main walk and an easier walking option. Tours with 7 or less people will only have 1 guide and therefore the easier option will not be available. Please feel free to check with our office when booking.

Day Two
Three Capes Walk

Walk stunning Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay

MAIN WALK GRADE: 17.5km. First 2 hours ascent through rainforest then a descent for next 1.5 hours. Then track undulates. Last 5 km around bays with a series of hills. Good level of fitness required. 9 hours walking with breaks.

EASIER OPTION: 6kms. Moderate Level of fitness required. 3-4 hours walking with breaks. Grade: Medium. 6kms walk. Rainforest walk with the rest of the group in the morning to Tatnel’s Hill. With afternoon optional walk or time to explore Port Arthur Historic Site

Main walking itinerary: After breakfast we head to picturesque Waterfall Bay to see some of the peninsulas most impressive geological features – this walk is nothing short of amazing. We begin our walk at Waterfall Bay where we immediately see a 200 metre waterfall plunge into the sea. We start with a gentle climb through stringybark forest. From here we enter a rainforest area, for the next 45 minutes we climb 548 metres to Tatnels Hill, the highest point of this track. From here the climbing subsides and the trail gently winds downhill for quite some time. The frequent coastal views of dramatic towering sea cliffs never fails 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 in their restaurant overlooking the bay and chat about our day’s adventures with the group.

Easier walking itinerary option:  As we have two guides accompanying this tour, we offer an easier option for today’s walk. Those who chose this walk will start the day with a rainforest walk with the rest of the group. We then head to Waterfall Bluff for morning tea before exploring Devil’s Arch and Remarkable Cave. We head back to Stewart Bay Lodge. This afternoon is free to explore Port Arthur Historic Site or guests can enjoy a walk at Fortescue Bay to meet up with the rest of the group.

Note: When there is 8 or more passengers on tour, we have two guides offering a choice of two walking options – our main walk and an easier walking option. Tours with 7 or less people will only have 1 guide and therefore the easier option will not be available. Please feel free to check with our office when booking.

Day Three
Three Capes Walk

Walk to Cape Hauy walk plus Cape Pillar Helicopter or Cruise

MAIN WALK GRADE: 9km. Lots of up and downs with steps.  Good level of fitness required. 4.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade

EASIER OPTION: 6kms. Shorter version of same walk. Moderate level of fitness required. 4 hours walking with breaks.

 

Main walking itinerary: 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 Cape Hauy, 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.

Easier walking itinerary option: An easier option is available for guests who will walk 6kms of the track before retracing their steps.

Afternoon Cape Pillar Itinerary:
Afterward guests will  be able to see Cape Pillar. Choose from joining a helicopter flight over the Cape or a Cape Pillar wilderness cruise.

For those who join the helicopter experience, after our morning walk our guides will drive you to the Lavendar Farm where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterwards we join our helicopter which will take us on our flight offering magnificent views as you fly over the towering sea cliffs of Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and out to remote Tasman Island with its’s exposed lighthouse. Subject to minimum numbers of 4 guests,

Alternatively guests can enjoy a wilderness cruise around Cape Pillar jutting impressively out to sea. After our walk we head to our cruise boat where we will enjoy a packed lunch before boarding. This journey will provide you with exhilarating low level views of the Three Capes and its dolerite organ pipe looking sea stacks, a great way to appreciate the magnitude of the cliffs from the base.

Afterwards all the group come back together for the return journey back to Hobart. The end of a fabulous journey. Drop off at Hobart Airport is available on enroute to Hobart for those guests flying out that night.

Note: When there is 8 or more passengers on tour, we have two guides offering a choice of two walking options – our main walk and an easier walking option. Tours with 7 or less people will only have 1 guide and therefore the easier option will not be available. Please feel free to check with our office when booking.

.. and the resultCustomer Testimonials
Joel was a very good guide. He was professional at all times and well informed. It was a pleasure to walk with him. This was the best all inclusive food option I have ever had on a walking tour. The restaurants both had excellent food and the packed lunches were also delicious. Being offered a choice of 2 courses from the al la carte menu, with wine included, provided a "first class" atmosphere to the trip. I couldn't rate this aspect of the trip more highly. Our wilderness cruise on day 3 was a highlight and a generally excellent holiday. We liked the ability to stay in the same location rather than walk to a different site each day, as this gave the option of "day off" if needed by some members of the group - important with older walkers. Overall impression of the tour - Above Expectations
R.Ayton

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Guides, meals and accommodation all excellent. Stewart Bay Lodge, really comfortable quiet and pretty location. Fabulous scenery. Tour was Above Expectations
R. Palmer

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Guides was excellent with a lot of knowledge of the Flora he was friendly and helpful . Stewart Bay Lodge was excellent, a great place to stay with everything I needed I loved the scenery and the restaurant was great
C.Guerin

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Joel is an excellent guide, he is a lovely young man, friendly, knowledgable and accommodating to every ones needs and abilities. The food at Felons restaurant was delightful. The stay at Stewart Bay Lodge was excellent, Fabulous location and amenities. The day 3 cruise was excellent. Wonderful to see the geology from the water and also some of the places we had walked. Tour above expectations.
M.Atkins

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Guide, food, and accommodation all excellent. Wilderness cruise on day 3 was fantastic -This is a world class tour. Overall impress of the tour - above expectations.
P.Townsend

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"What better way to celebrate my 40th birthday than hiking Life's An Adventure Three Capes experience with my best friends from Hong Kong, Shanghai, Brisbane and Sydney. We have had the best time in Tasmania, our guides Jeff and Joel looked after us like royalty and were bursting with interesting facts about the beautiful Tasmanian environment, wildlife and history. We saw three Orcas, bottlenose dolphins, echidnas, a wombat, fur seals and an eagle. We have laughed, shared, bonded, tortured our guides singing Adele and really enjoyed being in each other's company. These are the strongest most determined women and I feel so humbled and blessed that they all made such a huge effort to be with me. Thank you to Life's an Adventure and my amazing friends for one of the best weeks of my life I will treasure every minute and smile thinking of you all"
D.Boonstra

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Tour Accommodation

Three Capes Walk
Three Capes Walk

Stewarts Bay Lodge

2 nights accommodation Deluxe Spa Chalets

For two nights we stay at charming Stewarts Bay Lodge in Deluxe Spa Chalets set amongst the forest. Guests will stay in 2 bedroom chalets (room style pictured above) and each bedroom has its own bathroom. Bedroom one has a king bed and Bedroom two has either two twin beds or king size bed. Meals are enjoyed in the restaurant featuring a la carte dining featuring modern cuisine with an emphasis on local produce. All dinners are served with wonderful Tasmanian wines.

Note: Guests have the opportunity to upgrade to a 1 bedroom chalet for an additional cost. However please note these chalets feature a King bed (that does not split) so are not suitable for guests requiring twin beds.

Three Capes Walk
Three Capes Walk

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Tour Availability

We run regular scheduled tours from September to the end of May every year. To check real time availability on all our Tasmanian walking tours please see information below. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

EARLYBIRD SPECIAL DATES:
Earlybird Special Savings are available now on below departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Book by 31 May 2018.
2018:
Sept 21;  Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 2, 10, 12, 18, 26; Dec 1, 13, 21, 18
2019: Jan 4, 11, 14, 18, 15; Feb 1, 7, 11, 15, 23; Mar 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 29; Apr 5, 11, 15, 19,26

Private Groups:
A date of your choice is available for groups of 10-12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Earlybirds Save $200 per person on selected departures. Book and pay in full at time of booking by 31 May 2018.

Earlybirds Savings are available now on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Book by 31 May 2018.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 or more can save an additional $50 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose a date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.


Earlybird Special Price LOW SHOULDER
$ 1499 /p

20 Sept - 30 Oct 2018

Pack Free Walk - no overnight bags to carry
Cape Pillar Helicopter or Cruise
2 x nights accommodation in Deluxe Spa Chalets
2 x a la carte dinners in the restaurant featuring local produce
Fine Tasmanian Wine with dinner
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
National Parks Fees
Return transfers to Hobart
No credit card fees

Earlybird Price $1499
Save $200 per person. 
Book by 31 May 2018.
On specific dates only when you book and pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Price $1699
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

GROUPS (10 -12 participants):
Private Group Earlybird Price 
$1449
Book and pay in full at time of booking.
Departure of your choice. Book by 31 May 2018.

Private Group Normal Price $1649
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Earlybird Special Price HIGH SHOULDER
$ 1549 /p

1 Nov - 24 Dec 2018

Pack Free Walk - no overnight bags to carry
Cape Pillar Helicopter or Cruise
2 x nights accommodation in Deluxe Spa Chalets
2 x superb fine dining dinners in the restaurant featuring local produce
Fine Tasmanian Wine served with dinner
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
National Parks Fees
Return transfers to Hobart
No credit card fees

Earlybird Price $1549
Save $200 per person. Book by 31 May 2018.
On specific dates only when you book and pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Price $1749
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

GROUPS (10 -12 participants):
Private Group Earlybird Price $1499

Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Departure of your choice. Book by 31 May 2018.

Private Group Normal Price $1699
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Book Now

Earlybird Special Price PEAK
$ 1599 /p

20 Dec '18 - 31 Mar 2019

Pack Free Walk - no overnight bags to carry
Cape Pillar Helicopter or Cruise
2 x nights accommodation in Deluxe Spa Chalets
2 x superb fine dining dinners in the restaurant featuring local produce
Fine Tasmanian Wine served with dinner
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
National Parks Fees
Return transfers to Hobart
No credit card fees

Earlybird Price $1599
Save $200 per person. 
Book by 31 May 2018.
On specific dates only when you book and pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Price $1799
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

GROUPS (10 -12 participants):
Group Earlybird Price 
$1549
Book and pay in full at time of booking.
Departure of your choice. Book by 31 May 2018.

Private Group Normal Price $1749
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Book Now

Earlybird Special Price LOW SHOULDER
$ 1499 /p

1 Apr - 30 Apr 2019

Pack Free Walk - no overnight bags to carry
Cape Pillar Helicopter or Cruise
2 x nights accommodation in Deluxe Spa Chalets
2 x superb fine dining dinners in the restaurant featuring local produce
Fine Tasmanian Wine served with dinner
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
National Parks Fees
Return transfers to Hobart
No credit card fees

Earlybird Price $1499
Save $200 per person. 
Book by 31 May 2018.
On specific dates only when you book and pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Price $1699
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

GROUPS (10 -12 participants):
Private Group Earlybird Price 
$1449
Book and pay in full at time of booking.
Departure of your choice. Book by 31 May 2018.

Private Group Normal Price $1649
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Book Now

Travel Insurance

We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $250 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Red Hot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.
  • EARLYBIRD CANCELLATION DETAILS: . Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour.
  • Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at time of initial booking

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
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