At a Glance
This four day walking experience takes you to the edge of the world - The Three Capes Track Lodge to Lodge Walk is a fully guided walk along Tasmania's dramatic Tasman Peninsula with the wild Southern Ocean as your constant. Start your memorable journey with a boat voyage and some of the highest dolerite cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere will come into view. You'll then cover 46 kilometres of natural landscape with exhilarating cliff top outlooks on Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and stunning views to Cape Raoul. Settle in each evening in the architecturally designed private lodges discreetly placed along the trail and enjoy Tasmania food and wine.
This moderate graded walk traverses varied terrain through natural landscapes including ancient cliffs, fragrant forest, colourful heathlands, white sanded beach, and bronzed moorlands. ...
- All transport and guiding
- All meals
- Port Arthur to Three Capes cruise
- Amazing walks including Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and Fortescue Bay
- Return group transfer from Hobart to Port Arthur
- Guided walks each day with experienced guides
- Three nights' exclusive lodge accommodation (twin share) along the track within the national park
- Small group of 14 or less
- All inclusive pricing
Walking distance: 6 km, approx. 2 hours walking (Easy Grade).
Hobart CBD hotel pick up from 9:00am and transfer to the walk base in Hobart for a gear check and briefing before departing for Denmans Cove.
Arrive at Port Arthur Historic Site and make your way down to the jetty where a private boat will be waiting to depart for Denman's Cove at 12:30pm. Cruising beyond Port Arthur, aside from the possible seal and dolphin spotting, some of the highest dolerite cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere come into view, an indication of the drama to come.
In Denman's Cove, you'll enjoy your lunch with local produce, then set off a gentle walk through coastal eucalypt woodland and coastal heath to the rocky refuge of Surveyors Cove. At this point, if the Southern Ocean begs, head for a dip before a gradual incline up to the lodge.
You'll settle in at Crescent Lodge, perched high, with far stretching views across Crescent Bay to Cape Raoul. The guest rooms spill into the gully. After a warm shower, enjoy your dinner prepared by you guides - a three-course feast of local fare. Post dinner, take your Tassie pinot to a quiet deck for your own private sunset.
Walking distance: 11 km, approx. 5 hours walking (Moderate Grade).
Pick up from MACq01 between 9.00am - 9.10am and then The Old Woolstore between 9.05am - 9.15am. The shuttle bus will not collect from hotels unless we’re advised that you need collection. Alternatively you can make your own way to the walker’s base located at 164 Murray Street, Hobart at 9.30am. If you are staying at The Henry Jones Art Hotel you are across the street from MACq01 so please cross the road for collection. If you are staying anywhere else within Hobart, please make your way to our walkers base by 9:30am sharp (located at 164 Murray Street).
Today is a day of contrasts.
Wake to the silence of Crescent Lodge, peppered with the crackling of a cooked breakfast. From here, head due south with views across Safety Cove and Maingon Bay to Bruny Island. Revel in the fragrant eucalypt forests, be captivated by the colourful heathlands, and stride across bronzed moorlands. Climbing Arthurs Peak, 300 metres above sea level, gives staggering views across sparkling Crescent Bay and beyond to Cape Raoul. White Bellied Sea Eagles soar in the thermal currents.
Then take an easy descent from the forested slopes of Crescent Mountain to windswept Ellarwey Valley. Feel the space around you and enjoy the remoteness - nothing between you and Antarctica. Pelagic seabirds are plenty here - albatross, petrels and gannets.
Following lunch, skirt the edge of Tornado Ridge before heading south toward Cape Pillar Lodge. You'll stay here or the next two nights. There is a massage, facial or relaxation bath on offer at Cape Pillar Lodge.
Walking distance: 18 km, approx. 6 hours walking (Moderate to Hard Grade).
Sea cliffs plunge beneath your feet. This is the most adventurous day of your journey. Today you'll walk through silver gum forest (Eucalyptus Tenuiramis), a species endemic to the area, out to the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. There's little wonder Cape Pillar has been afforded other names – Hurricane Heath and Desolation Gully. Taking on the challenge of scaling The Blade at Cape Pilla is a must, with staggering views across to Tasman Island.
Enjoy your lunch at Chasm Lookout – with Tasman Island's weathered lighthouse in sight. It's then a direct return journey home to Cape Pillar where the relaxation pavilion, three-course goodness and ocean views await. Unlace the boots, read a book with sea breeze in your toes.
Those with a penchant for pampering can forego today's walk and spend the day at Munro Lodge. Enjoy one of the relaxing treatments ranging from 45 minutes to a splendid three hours and immerse yourself in the enchanting surrounds (additional charges apply).
Walking distance: 13 km, approx. 6 hours walking (Moderate Grade). Optional: Cape Hauy side trip, Extra 4km (2hrs)
After hearty breakfast, cross Retakunna Creek (local indigenous dialect for creaking trees) en route to a patch of rainforest. Breathe it in – lush mosses, ferns and vibrant greens. Next mission is the peninsula's highest peak, Mount Fortescue, climbing some 490 metres above sea level. Enjoy lunch with leafy-framed ocean views overlooking The Monument.
Take the side trip and enjoy the majesty of Cape Hauy - or simply remain with the group for a final cliff-walk descent onto the cool white sands of Fortescue Bay. This is your chance to drop the pack and sink your toes in pristine sands or perhaps take a celebratory dive into the crystal clear waves.
The group will arrive back into Hobart at approximately 5.45pm for some celebratory bubbles with a Hobart airport drop off between 5.15pm - 5.30pm.
NOTE: This itinerary is provided as an example only – prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation.
Dates & Prices
- The departure point is Hobart Tas - Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Hobart
Day 1: Approximately 6 km, 2 hours
Day 2: Approximately 11 km, 5 hours
Day 3: Approximately 18 km, 6 hours
Day 4: Approximately 13 km, 6 hour, Optional Cape Hauy side trip, Extra 4km (2hrs)
The Tasman peninsula has a temperate, maritime climate with smaller daily and annual temperature ranges than continental regions. The municipality receives an average of around 900 mm of rainfall a year with a weak seasonal cycle (minimum in February, maximum in June). Rainfall can come from westerly cold fronts, but a large proportion of the rainfall comes from easterly and northeasterly systems such as cutoff lows.
Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.
A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 5 days of your booking, with the final balance due 90 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 90 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.
General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 90 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 90 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance
Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.
Each trip requires a minimum of seven guests and has a maximum of 14 guests. All accommodation is twin share.
The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.
Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.
Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.
Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.
In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.
For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.