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Three Capes Walk

Three Capes Pack Free walk

A 3 day guided walk

This 3 day walk has been designed for those looking for a Pack Free walking experience of the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula without the burden of carrying your clothes, food and 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, a region famous for its three spectacular capes which comprise of the highest vertical seas cliffs in Australia and a dramatic coastline of sea caves and towering sea stacks. On this 3 day experience we walk to the first cape, the spectacular and must-do ‘Cape Raoul’ with its dramatic cliffs. We walk to stunning ‘Cape Hauy’ and view the famous ‘Candlestick’ and “Totem Pole’ sea stacks. As well as wandering through gorgeous rainforest tracks between Waterfall and Fortescue Bays to take in breathtaking coastal views. 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. We finish our journey with an unforgettable helicopter flight over Cape Pillar and Tasman Island, or choose an exciting wilderness cruise around the base of Cape Pillar for a unique view of the Cape.

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, food or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back. 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 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, allowing our guests access to remote areas not usually reachable in day. 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. There is no better way to see this spectacular region.

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 one at the fabulous 1830s Restaurant overlooking Port Arthur Historic Site and the second 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: if restaurant is closed a local restaurant will be substituted.

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 this tour is subject to a total group of 8 or more).

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.

 

Please note:
Our walk is not the Three Capes Track self guided walk run by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. For information for this walk call 1300 827 727.

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3 Capes Pack Free walk 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
  • 1 x superb a la carte restaurant dinner at 1830s Restaurant overlooking historic 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 breakfasts
  • 3 x lunches (Lavendar Farm lunch day 3 – see itinerary notes)
  • 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 pre or post dinner this will be at your own expense.
 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 Capes Pack Free walk. We depart at 8.00am and travel out to Tasman National Park. (Alternatively you can organise to meet us at our Stewart Bay Lodge, Port Arthur). 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..

We continue on through rough uphill sections to Cape Raoul with its towering cliffs and see 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 the superb 1830s Restaurant featuring local produce and wine. This superb restaurant overlooks the historic Port Arthur Site offering stunning views of the dramatic lit up buildings whilst dining. A great way to end our day.

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 the superb Gabriels Restaurant overlooking the bay featuring wonderful Tasmanian wine with a modern Australia menu with a focus on local produce.

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. Undulating walk, 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 takeaway lunchfrom the Lavender Farm 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
Jef and Scott were great guides on the 3 Capes walk. They are both personable, professional, know their stuff and made sure all group members got the best from the 3 days. Thanks also to Jef for his foot blister prevention management. Stewart Bay Lodge is in a beautiful location and the chalets had every amenity. My bed was super comfortable and I slept like a log. Our cruise was more than great. After seeing amazing sea cliffs, magical caves, friendly seals and soaring albatross we were treated to finding ourselves in the middle of a huge pod of dolphins and their young. They came alongside the boat almost appearing to 'show off' their babies. The experience was enhanced even further by huge Shy and Buller's Albatrosses flying around us. It is an experience I will never forget. The trip more than met my expectations - the walks were varied and at many points quite spectacular and provided plenty of challenge without being exhausting. Day 2 was the walking highlight for me, and the swim at the end of the day at Fortescue Bay was magnificent. The cruise on Day 3 was a perfect ending to three terrific days. Thanks again Life's An Adventure. I chose this experience as not needing to carry a large pack. It was excellent.
B.Clydesdale

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Guides Scott and Daniel were great guides - as good as Guide Barry whose joke telling remains legendary. Lovely to have a Hobartian guide too who was quite quirky and willing to go the extra mile to make our holiday easy and memorable. Dinner was excellent. No trouble with gluten free options. Lunch also very good. Stewart Bay Lodge accomodation, location and setting excellent. Walks exellent, I was looking for the fairies to come out ,of the rainforest on day 2. Truly magical and all days had such stunning views.
P.Ravenhill

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Both Georgina and Glen were delightful. Relaxed, confident and respectful, quietly keeping as all safe and skillfully handling the group as a group and as individuals. Georgina an expert in Tasmanian Devils and highly knowledgable from Tassie history including Aboriginal history, flora, fauna and local environment. Glen had the logistics role was very well prepared all round as well as knowledgeable, helpul and well travelled. Food was excellent, Plenty of it which was important. Fresh and varied. Stewart Bay Lodge excellent. No need to change any thing about this tour works well.
l.Kelly

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Guide Danny did everything he could to ensure we enjoyed our walks. He informed us about the history, legends, geology, flora and fauna. He carried hot water to serve us with tea and coffee. He was always upbeat and friendly. An excellent guide. Nathan was equally great. He devised an alternative walk for those of us who had problems with knees or ankles so that we had a range of shorter walks and still enjoyed beautiful scenery. He informed us about flora and geology. Always happy and considerate, he was an excellent guide. Stewart Bay was excellent. Nicely appointed chalet. Appreciated the spa bath. Wilderness cruise was a wonderful experience which provided a perfect culmination to our walk.
M. Chartres

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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.

The Lodge features a comfortable bar and lounge area you can relax pre and post dinner.

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 weekly departures 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

Spot Special Dates – book & pay in full on any of these departures to save $150 per person.
2018: Dec 17
2019:  Jan 25, 29; Feb 5, Apr 11, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24

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

Spot Specials

Spot Special Savings of $150 per person are available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See availability tab for specific dates.

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.


Spot Special Price LOW SHOULDER
$ 1549 /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

Spot Special Price $1549
On specific departures only. 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 Special Price 
$1499
Book and pay in full at time of booking on a departure of your choice.

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

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Spot Special Price HIGH SHOULDER
$ 1599 /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

Spot Special Price $1599
On specific departures only. 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 Special Price $1549

Book & Pay in full at time of booking on a departure of your choice, subject to availability.

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

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Spot Special Price PEAK
$ 1649 /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

Spot Special Price $1649
On specific departures only. 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 Special Price 
$1599
Book and pay in full at time of booking on a departure of your choice, subject to availability.

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

Book Now

Spot Special Price LOW SHOULDER
$ 1549 /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

Spot Special Price $1549
On specific departures only. 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 Special Price 
$1499
Book and pay in full at time of booking on a departure of your choice, subject to availability.

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

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ROOM UPGRADES:

Upgrade to a one bedroom deluxe spa chalet with Waterviews   Add $298.
Singles wanting their own room in the two bedroom chalet.       Add $258
Subject to availability at time of booking.

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 Spot 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.
  • Where a tour is altered due to unsuitable weather conditions, our guides will provide the best alternative itinerary possible, no refunds are provided for cancelled activities on tour.

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