Tasmania’s latest tourism jewel
Tasmanians are spoilt for choice when it comes to opportunities for bushwalking.
With hundreds of bushwalks all within a couple of hour’s drive of Tasmania’s three regional central business districts, it’s difficult to know where to start. But the recent opening of the Three Capes Track on the Tasman Peninsular, about 90 minutes south of Hobart, is the perfect place for those looking for a new experience.
Almost a year before it opened it was being lauded as one of the “world’s hottest new travel experiences for 2015” by travel bible Lonely Planet and since then feedback has been universally positive.
The Three Capes refers to Cape Raoul, Cape Hauy and Cape Pillar. The landscapes between these capes offer vast and dramatic vistas – with undulations and drops over jagged cliffs and roaring seas making you feel as though you’ve wandered back in time.
This multi-day walk has been designed to cater for a broad range of ages and abilities, and has been heralded as a sign of things to come for Tasmanian tourism. Booking numbers continue to grow, with more than 8 700 booked for the Three Capes Track since December 2015.
The prelude to this 46 kilometre, three night/four day walk is a 1 hour 15 minute eco-cruise to Denmans Cove. The four day/three night walk includes accommodation in architecturally-designed cabins with memory foam mattresses and gas cooktops, meaning you only need to pack the essentials. Wide boardwalks equate to less time looking at your footing and more time looking up through eucalypt forest, button grass plains and down 400 metre high cliffs. All the hard work has been taken care of, with meals prepared and provided so you can focus on just taking everything in. And there is much to see.
The Three Capes Track is the newest addition to the wide range of multiday bushwalks managed by Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service across Tasmania. The experience costs around $500 per person.
Whether you’re a veteran of Tasmanian walks or a relative newcomer, this walk will stir the heart and nourish the soul.