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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 5 days walking
  • 1/2 day wildlife cruise
  • Fully guided Port Arthur Historic Site tour
Accommodation
  • 3 nights twin share cabin style accommodation 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hobart
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 5 Breakfasts

6 DaysAUD

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Trip Code: SOG5384

Trip highlights


  • Walk to Cape Raoul and Cape Hauy
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Enjoy the award winning Tasman Island Wildlife Cruise
  • Wildlife spotting for whales, fur seals and rare sea-birds
  • Visit the highest sea-cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Spend three nights in the heart of the Tasman Peninsula
  • Trek part of the Three Capes Track to Cape Hauy
  • Maria Island walking and wildlife

The Three Capes area in the Tasman National Park is a stunning addition to the Tasmanian 'must-do' list.

On this three day active tour you will experience the best of the Peninsula: coastal walks, convict history and a wildlife cruise, all complimented by delicious meals and local knowledge provided by your experienced wilderness guides.

Day one takes us to the magnificent Cape Hauy. The impressive coastal sea cliffs found along the walk provide a permanent air of drama to our explorations and are home to many rare sea-birds. In the afternoon we enjoy a fascinating tour at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, and spend the evening at unique accommodation right in the heart of the Peninsula. After a scrumptious breakfast we trek to Cape Raoul, one of Tasmania's finest day walks. This beautiful track weaves across headlands of coastal heath to see one of the world's most gnarly big-wave surf breaks: Shipsterns Bluff. On our last day we experience the award winning Tasman Island Cruise; a journey exploring sea caves, blowholes and the tallest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, including the chance to view the dramatic Cape Pillar from the sea, the best vantage point to appreciate its colossal sea cliffs that rise up to 300m above sea level. The highlight of this thrilling cruise is the abundant wildlife: fur seals, albatross, marine life, and often dolphins and whales!

Allowing numerous days to explore gives you a deep appreciation of what makes this area so special. Join us on this exciting active adventure of the Three Capes region and Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania's premier coastal wonderland.

Maria Island is a highlight for wildlife spotting and history. The walks such as the Painted Cliffs and the Fossil Cliffs before settling into our basic accommodation at the historic Penitentiary will be an experience to remember. On a clear day the view from Mount Maria is amazing.

Activities:

Itinerary

Today you will fly to Hobart and make you own way to the Lenna Hotel. The Lenna of Hobart is situated on Salamanca Place overlooking Sullivans Cove. Stroll through historic Battery Point village, visit popular Salamanca Place and market, meander around the waterfront and Constitution Dock or take a cruise on the Derwent River. If you have time the afternoon is free for you to explore the sights of Hobart including MONA, an extraordinary private Museum of Old and New Art that is generating international acclaim, or visit Mount Wellington which overlooks Hobart. In the evening you will enjoy a scrumptious meal at the hotel.

Meals:  D

Our adventure begins when we pick you up from your Hobart accommodation- The Lenna Hotel between 7:30-8am. Along the way to our scenic drive south-east to the Tasman Peninsula, we can visit the oyster farm and sample some of Tasmania's produce. This is the perfect opportunity for your guides to introduce this beautiful area to you. Our first stop is Fortescue Bay, a pristine white-sandy beach with turquoise waters often frequented by dolphins. Here, overlooking the bay, your guides will conduct an exciting trip-briefing (please see notes below for full briefing details) before we head out on our first bushwalk to Cape Hauy. This walk takes us through a diverse range of vegetation types and ends with exhilarating coastal views from the spectacular, huge cliffs. This is a well-graded track with boardwalks in some sections. After a delicious picnic lunch in the area we continue walking the Cape Hauy Track. In the late afternoon we arrive at our comfortable accommodation where you can kick back with a drink while your guides cook up a BBQ feast. Walking Time: 4-5 hours | Walking Distance: 9km

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we walk to the massive and magnificent Cape Raoul. The track is challenging – undulating through wind-blasted coastal scrub – yet supremely rewarding. Keep a look out for Pademelons and Bennets wallabies on the track, and the endangered Wedge-tailed Eagle swooping overhead. We come across huge sea cliffs which are home to the infamous Shipsterns Bluff, one of Australia's biggest and most gnarly surf-breaks. Here there is an abundance of bird life and expansive views across the Tasman sea and to Cape Pillar. If the time of year is right, we may even be lucky enough to see whales migrating along the coast! After a great picnic lunch in the bush we head back to our accommodation to freshen up before going out to dinner at one of the area's lovely restaurants. Walking Time: 5-6 hours | Walking Distance: 14 km

Meals:  B,L,D

After a scrumptious breakfast we head off on the award winning Tasman Island Wildlife Cruise. This world class eco-adventure cruise travels along the spectacular coastline of the Tasman National Park between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck, beneath the tallest sea-cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, with spectacular views of the remote Cape Pillar from our vessel. One of the highlights of the cruise is boating beneath Tasman Island, a great landmark of the Southern Ocean. The island's slender white lighthouse is still a beacon for seafarers entering Storm Bay including during the famous annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. We also see fur-seals and albatross, and have a chance of seeing dolphins, whales, and a huge amount of other spectacular and rare sea and bird-life. After lunch prepared by your guides, we transfer back to Tasman Peninsula for an afternoon walk and a 1.5 hour drive to our accommodation near Triabunna- Eastcoaster Resort. Wildlife Cruise: 3 hours | Walking Time: 2 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

In the morning we will catch the 9am ferry. Here we can choose from some of the wonderful short walks such as the Painted Cliffs and the Fossil Cliffs on Maria Island or a longer walk to the summit of Bishop and Clerk (1620m). Listen to the call of native birds as we climb steadily up through eucalypt forest, then out into scrub battered low by the elements. The view from this peak is incomparable as you gaze across the expanse of the island and out over the Tasman Sea. In the afternoon we can choose to walk back via the Reservoir Circuit Track. You may choose to spend the few hours before dinner soaking in the history of Darlington, or taking a quiet stroll along the beach as the sun sets and reflecting on all you have achieved over the last few days. We then will take the last ferry back to Triabunna and drive approximately 1.5 hours to Hobart arrving approximately 630pm. Tonight we enjoy our last dinner together on tour and stay at the Lenna Hotel in Hobart. Walking distance: 12km | Walking time: 5 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Today your tour concludes in Hobart, check out time is approximately 10am. Day trips to surrounding key visitor attractions include MONA, Mount Wellington, historic Richmond, Tahune Air Walk, and the many southern winery and vineyard tours. Transfer to Hobart airport.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • Professional wilderness guide/s
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hobart, 3 nights cabin accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Port Arthur Historic Site Entry
  • Tasman Island 3 hour cruise
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit
  • Maria Island Ferry and accommodation

  • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverage, car-parking etc.
  • Travel insurance

Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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This adventure involves trekking for up to 5 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. You will need a good level of fitness and must be in good health. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions. Suggested preparation: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise, three to four times a week. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions, kayaking or road cycling is also recommended depending upon the activity you plan to undertake.


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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed 3 capes & maria island trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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