Three Capes Track
Key information: Three Capes Track
- The big walk on the Tasman Peninsula, and one of Australia’s finest long-distance trails.
- Walkopedia rating83.5
- Natural interest15.5
- Human interest4
- Negative points0
- Total rating83.5
- Length: 48km
- 3-5 days
- Maximum Altitude: 500m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
The big walk on the Tasman Peninsula, and one of Australia’s finest long-distance trails.
Starting at Denmans Cove on the inner (western) coast of the outer (eastern – got it?), wilder half of the Tasman Peninsula, this 45km, 3-5 day trail runs around the bottom of the peninsula to glorious Fortescue Bay in the north-east, via long, spectacular Cape Pillar, which marks the end of the long south-western prong of the peninsula, a long snake of rocky drama, boasting the southern hemisphere’s highest sea-dills at its terminus. Around the great curve of the Munro Bight, you tramp back out to the lovely Cape Hauy.
The whole trail takes 3-5 days, although much can be walked as day chunks (see our Tasman Peninsula page).
See https://www.threecapestrack.com.au/ for a lot of detailed information, including on booking places and the lodge options.
Access is by boat from Port Arthur, which you can reach by bus, as you can the finish at Fortescue Bay.
Either camping or hutted (expensive).
See our Tasmania page for further general and practical information.
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