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Three Capes Walk

Three Capes walk

A 3 day guided Pack Free walk

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

3-capes-escape-tasmania-02This 3 day Pack Free walking tour has been designed for those that want to experience a guided Pack Free walk of the Three Capes on the Tasman Peninsula with out the burden of carryign your clothes or a heavy pack.

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 Chalet has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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 1830 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 over 7 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, wine and beer 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
  • 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
  • Tasmanian wine and beer and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner.
  • Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. Wine and beer 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
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Hobart - Walk to Cape Raoul (easier option available)

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 Felons Restaurant overlooking Port Arthur with a fantastic menu featuring local produce.

Easier option 2 walk: As we have two guides accompanying this tour, we offer an easier option for today’s walk. Travel with the group for part of the journey and instead of heading to Cape Raoul we then head off to explore Shipstern Bluff offering magnificent views of the cape. The magnitude of the cliffs can be truly appreciated from the bottom and well worth the hike down. The walk itself isn’t too difficult with a steady climb over only a few km of a 8km total. (Note: 2 guides and easier option is subject to a minimum of 8 passengers per tour).

(Note: We have two guides on all of our tours when there are 7 or more passengers. Tours with 6 or less people will only have 1 guide and therefore the easier options will not be available. Please feel free to check with our office when booking).

Day Two
Three Capes Walk

Waterfall Bay - Fortescue Bay (easier option available)

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 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. 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: We have two guides on all of our tours when there are 7 or more passengers. Tours with 6 or less people will only have 1 guide and therefore the easier options will not be available. Please feel free to check with our office when booking).

Day Three
Three Capes Walk

Fortescue Bay to Cape Hauy walk - Cape Pillar Helicopter or Cruise

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. Afterward guests will have the choice of joining a Cape Pillar helicopter flight 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. Our helicopter will pick us up from here and take us on our flight offering magnificent views as you fly over the towering sea cliffs of Cape Pillar and out to remote Tasman Island with its’s exposed lighthouse. Subject to minimum numbers,

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.
Note: Drop off at Hobart Airport is available on your return journey for those guests flying out that night.

.. 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

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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.

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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 enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

Private Groups:
A date of your choice is available for groups of 8 or more people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Super Earlybirds Save $300 per person. Book and pay in full by 31 March 2018.

Super Earlybirds Savings are available now on next season's departures from September 2018 to May 2019 when you book and pay in full. See dates below for details.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 8 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.


Super Earlybird Price LOW SHOULDER
$ 1399 /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

NEXT SEASON
Earlybird Special $1399
Save $300 per person
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.

Private Group $1349
Save $350 per person
Available for special groups of 8-12 people. Departure of your choice. Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Available for a limited time.

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

Book Now

Super Earlybird Price HIGH SHOULDER
$ 1449 /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

NEXT SEASON
Earlybird Special  $1449
Save $300 per person

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.

Private Group $1399
Save $350 per person
Available for special groups of 8-12 people. Departure of your choice. Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Available for a limited time.

Private Group $1699
Normal Price

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

Book Now

Super Earlybird Price PEAK
$ 1499 /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

NEXT SEASON
Earlybird Special  $1499
Save $300 per person

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.

Private Group $1449
Save $350 per person
Available for special groups of 8-12 people. Departure of your choice. Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Available for a limited time.

Private Group  $1749
Normal Price

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

Book Now

Super Earlybird Price LOW SHOULDER
$ 1399 /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

NEXT SEASON
Earlybird Special  $1399
Save $300 per person

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.

Private Group $1349
Save $350 per person
Available for special groups of 8-12 people. Departure of your choice. Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Available for a limited time.

Private Group $1649
Normal Price

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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Frequently Asked Questions


How fit do I need to be to do this walk?

This walk is suitable for those who are looking for a walking / hiking holiday experience. A good level of fitness is needed to complete this walk. You must be capable of walking between 5 – 6 hours a day along formed tracks and beaches. We’ll take the pace at a level that suits everyone, with plenty of rest stops and opportunities to take photos during each day. Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.

So what will I need to carry?

All our guests will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. Your overnight bags will remain at your accommodation each day.

Do you cater for different dietary requirements?

Yes we can organise meals to cater for any special dietary requirements. Please indicate this on your booking.

When is the best time of the year to do this walk?

We believe the premier time to do this walk is between October and April when the weather is best for hiking. We therefore only run this guided walk during this period.

How do I check availability?

Click on the availability tab above. Our booking shows real time availability.Select your dates required and available dates will be highlighted in green. To request a new date please email: enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

How do I book?

A $250 deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place with final payments due 8 weeks prior to departure. Bookings can be made online by simply clicking on the Book Now button or by calling us. Note if you are taking advantage of earlybird or Red Hot Savings savings you will need to book and pay in full at the initial booking stage.

Can you recommend any pre or post accommodation?

As our 8.15am pickup is at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, for convenience we recommend this hotel of choice for your pre -tour accommodation. A special room rate has been organised for our guests. Call the hotel directly and mention Life’s An Adventure to get your special rate.

Am I able to organise an exclusive group departure?

Exclusive departures may be able to be organised on other dates for groups of 8 people. Please note as accommodation books out early, groups are advised to book their tours at least 6 months in advance to secure the accommodation. Please email us with your requirements.

If I am travelling on my own do I need to pay extra?

Please note if you are travelling solo you will be required to pay a single supplement at time of booking. If you are prepared to share with another single traveller of the same gender, we will refund this cost once we find you a match.

What time does this adventure start and finish?

We meet in Hobart at 8.15am at the Grand Chancellor Hotel on day 1. On the final day you will return to the Grand Chancellor Hotel at approximately 6.30pm.

How many people are in each walking group?

We run our tours with a maximum of 8 walkers.

Is my tour guaranteed to go ahead?

All tours are subject to minimum numbers. Before you book, you are welcome to ring our office to check which tour dates are guaranteed to run. If minimum numbers are not met for your booked date we will call you to reschedule to another date. It is advised if you are not booked on a guaranteed departure, that when booking flights you choose tickets which allow you to amend your dates if required.

Do I need travel insurance?

We often get people who injure themselves before their tour or something unexpected happens and they are unable to make it to Tasmania. Travel insurance will cover all your tour, flights and pre-accommodation costs and is therefore extremely valuable, if the unforeseen happens. We strongly 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 on the link of QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited: www.qbe.com

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