• 4 days walking with medium sized back pack
  • 3 nights private lodge accommodation
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • 4 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$4295AUD

Trip Code: SOG8014

Trip highlights

  • In the company of Edwina Parsons, experience the South East coast of Tasmania with knowledgeable, enthusiastic guides and a variety of activities
  • An active, short break that includes a fantastic menu with fresh Tasmanian fish, meat, cheese, vegetables, fruits and Tasmanian wine and beer
  • Walk to Cape Raoul and Cape Hauy
  • Exclusive use of private twin-share accommodation along the Three Capes Track
  • Visit the highest sea-cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Wildlife spotting for whales, fur seals and rare sea-birds

Alongside the wonderful Edwina Parsons, experience Tasmania’s dramatic Tasman Peninsula with the wild Southern Ocean as your constant. On this World Expeditions exclusive departure, a boat trip, dolerite spires and 37,000 years of history form part of the journey. Settle in each evening at architecturally-designed in-park lodges and enjoy Tasmania’s finest eats and drinks on this 48 kilometre walking adventure.

Join the only guided walking company entrusted by the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service to offer the Three Capes Track and stay within the national park each night. Over the course of four days, immerse yourself in one of the most pristine environments that Tasmania has to offer. Walk the spectacular coastline and enjoy the comfort of the exclusive lodges.



On arrival in Hobart, please make your own way to your group hotel. Depending on arrival time, you will have time to explore central Hobart, take a stroll along the marina or just relax within the hotel. Make sure you put some time aside to freshen up ready for our group welcome meal at one of our favourite local eateries. Overnight: Hobart

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Our groups meet for a gear check and briefing at the walkers base (located at 164 Murray Street, Hobart) at 9:30am before departing for Stewarts Bay. Upon arrival at Stewarts Bay we will make our way down to the jetty where a private boat will be waiting to depart for our short trip across to Denman’s Cove at 1pm. Cruising with views back to 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. A short wade ashore from the boat signals your arrival at Denman’s Cove. On day one, please wear shorts, zip-off walking trousers or pants that can be rolled above your knees. You may encounter knee-high waters, depending on where sandbanks have formed. At the beach, we’ll fuel you with local produce for lunch, in preparation for a gentle walk through coastal woodland 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. Crescent Lodge is perched high, with far stretching views across Crescent Bay to Cape Raoul, with guest rooms spilling into the gully. Your smiling lodge host will greet you as you arrive and will ensure your time spent is comfortable, while also preparing a three-course feast of local fare. Settle in with a warm shower as dinner is prepared. Post dinner, take your Tassie pinot to a quiet deck for your own private sunset. Distance: 6km | Walk Time: 2hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

Wake to the silence of Crescent Lodge and wander down to the stunning dining room for a hearty breakfast to start the day. From here, head due south with views across Safety Cove and Maingon Bay to Bruny Island. Climbing Arthurs Peak, 300 metres above sea level, is worth the oceanic vista. In these parts, White Bellied Sea Eagles soar in the thermal currents, so be sure to look skyward. Lunch isn’t far away, an easy downhill descent to south-facing cliffs where pelagic seabirds are plenty - albatross, petrels and gannets. Here, there’s nothing between you and Antarctica. Following lunch, skirt the edge of Tornado Ridge before heading south toward Cape Pillar Lodge, your base for the next two nights. Your pace might quicken in the knowledge there is a massage or facial on offer at Cape Pillar Lodge. Distance: 11km | Walk Time: 5hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

This is the most adventurous day of your journey. Today you’ll walk through silver peppermint 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. A side trip to The Blade is a must, with staggering views across to Tasman Island. Lunch is served at Chasm Lookout – with Tasman Island’s weathered lighthouse in sight. It’s then a direct return journey home to Cape Pillar Lodge where the relaxation pavilion, a hearty meal and a glass of wine and ocean views await. By now, walking strangers might just have become firm friends. Unlace the boots, read a book with the sea breeze in your toes. Those with a penchant for pampering can forego today’s walk and spend the day at Cape Pillar Lodge. Enjoy one of our relaxing 30 minute treatments and immerse yourself in the enchanting surrounds. Distance: 18km | Walk Time: 6hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

Time to farewell Cape Pillar's safe forest haven. From here you’ll 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. If time permits, take the side trip and enjoy the majesty of Cape Hauy (an extra 4km) - 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 and have a quick dip before we head back to Hobart via the airport. We can drop guests at the airport between 5.15pm - 5.30pm and then we arrive into Hobart at approximately 5.45pm for a glass of bubbles before hotel transfers. Alternately, stay and discover the Tasman Peninsula’s local produce, wines, whiskies, lavender, uncrowded beaches and more. Distance: 18km | Walk Time: 6hrs

Meals:  B,L


  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Return transfers between Hobart and the start & finish of the walk
  • Accommodation (twin share) each evening in private lodges
  • 1 night accommodation in Hobart
  • Professional guides
  • National Park passes
  • Boat transfer Stewarts Bay to Denman's Cove
  • Limited selection of Tasmanian wine
  • Use of a backpack and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk
  • Quilts, pillows and a comfortable mattress at each lodge

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

About Your Leader

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As a dear friend and partner of World Expeditions, for over three decades Edwina Parsons has been involved in the outdoor industry. She was Coordinator of Outdoor Education at Cranbrook School directing Cranbrook in the Field, their four-year compulsory program. She also held the key pastoral role of Housemaster. Edwina was a member of the Board of Outward Bound Australia from 2005 to 2016; during her tenure she chaired the Safety Advisory Committee and the Board Safety Committee. In 2019 she was appointed Chair of the Cuppacumbalong Foundation.

She has trekked extensively in Australia with World Expeditions and has led overseas trips to Kenya, Nepal, India, Japan, Bhutan and New Zealand. In 2016 she walked the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain to raise funds for research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and in 2018 the Larapinta Track raising funds for The Katrina Dawson Foundation.

Edwina holds a BA in Visual Arts. She has been the recipient of a number of scholarships including the Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Scholarship and the Dyason Bequest. She taught HSC Visual Arts at Cranbrook. Her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the arts adds another dimension to her expertise. Her other interests include the theatre, tennis, meditation and yoga. She is a member and registered teacher of the Meditation Association of Australia.





As long as you exercise regularly, are capable of walking an average of 12km for four consecutive days (with the longest day being 18kms), and are comfortable with varied terrain, you’ll be fine! This track is considered a "dry foot track" so mud will not be an issue!

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  • Single SupplementAUD$250
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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Three Capes Lodge Walk with Edwina Parsons 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each trip requires a minimum of five and a maximum of ten guests on each departure. All accommodation is twin sharing and if the group is full, sharing is with another guest.

Before the trip the guides will carry out a gear check to make sure you don’t carry any more than you need to, also to ensure you have suitable gear. Pack weight is generally between 8.5 – 9.5kgs but ultimately can weigh as little as 7.5kgs. If you have any concerns about carrying a backpack please call us as a portered option may be available at extra cost.

Each person carries their lunch, personal clothing, wet weather gear, plus any extras such as a camera. Sleeping gear is provided at your accommodation. We provide a gear list at time of booking.

As long as you regularly exercise, or are moderately fit and feel capable of walking between 9 - 14 km's for the first two days along beaches and rocky headlands, you will enjoy your walking holiday. There is plenty of time to sit and rest as well as exploring each day.

Every trip has two experienced guides. This allows plenty of opportunities for photos, rests and walking at your own pace

All meals are provided, including scrumptious three course dinners with fresh produce prepared by our gourmet cooks/guides. We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements. We just need to know in advance.

We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

You will need lightweight lace up boots or walking shoes. Boots/shoes must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. Sandshoes, elastic sided boots and similar are not acceptable.

After breakfasting at your accommodation we ask you to be at our walker’s base at The Red Feather Inn by 8.00am at the latest. If you are staying in Launceston there will be a shuttle bus departing The Sebel Launceston at 7.40am sharp. On the return journey there will be a drop off at The Sebel Launeston at 6:15pm, and at by the airport at 6.00pm and then returning to Quamby Estate at 6.30pm.

The weather is one of the attractions of the north east coast and the area has the mildest climate in Tasmania. However, weather conditions are changeable and cold conditions are often experienced. If you follow our gear list you will be comfortable, and prepared for any variations in the weather.

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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.