Three Capes Track

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Key information: Three Capes Track

  • The big walk on the Tasman Peninsula, and one of Australia’s finest long-distance trails.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83.5
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest15.5
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating83.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 48km
  • 3-5 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 500m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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Three Capes Track: Cape Pillar and lighthouse - © Flickr user Bangor Vineyard Shed

WALK SUMMARY

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).

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See our Tasmania page for further general and practical information.

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Three Capes Track: Cape Hauy stacks - © Wikimedia user Ehaigh

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Three Capes Track: Cape Pillar - © Flickr user UltraView AdminFollow

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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Three Capes Track: © Flickr user TineImWunderland...
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