Three Capes Track day 1, TAS

Port Arthur

Three Capes Track day 1, TAS

Port Arthur
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1 h 8 m
4.56 km
Intermediate
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The Three Capes Track is an fantastic 4-day walking experience along 48 kilometres of cliff-hugging stunning coastline in Australia.

Three Capes Track day 1, TAS

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The Three Capes Track is an fantastic 4-day walking experience along 48 kilometres of cliff-hugging stunning coastline in Australia.

The Three Capes Track is walked in one direction with a maximum of 48 walkers per day, but people can walk by themselves or in small groups. The track includes the highest coastal cliff tops in Australia that have some shear drops down to the water. There are no fences or barriers so walkers must stay on the paths.

Walkers are required to stay one night in each overnight stop which is a collection on some pretty amazing 4 bunk cabins and shared dining hubs that are equipped with heating, gas cooktops, tables and seating.

The track must be booked in advance booked in advance and costs between $400-$500 for the 4 days.

We have mapped the 4-day walk in stages, click here to see Day 2 , Day 3 or Day 4 or the whole Three Capes Track in one map.

This first Day starts from the Port Arthur Historic Site where you catch a ferry (included in the walk) across to Demans Cove. Rather than go directly across to the Cove the boat takes you for a trip long the amazing coastline towards Cape Raoul first. You get to see the cliffs and some sea caves up very close as wells as a wide variety of birdlife (we saw sea eagles). The walk from the Cove is relatively short and easy 1.5 hours, but you can stop, take longer and enjoy the experience.

Note, although the walk is called The Three Capes Track, it really only goes to two Capes (Pillar and Huay) but you get to see Raoul from across the water.

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Points of Interest

1. Denmans Creek

The start of the Three Capes Walks is where the boat drops walkers off at Desmans Creek.

2. 'Waving Hands'

Looking across the water....

3. The track to Surveyors

A glimpse of Surveyors Cove through the trees.

4. Surveyors Cove

Descend down to the water at this wonderful sheltered rocky cove.

5. Steps

These beautiful steps are a delight to see.

6. The path

The quality of the path makes for an easy walk where you don't need to watch you step and can look at all around.

7. Boardwalk to Surveyors

The boardwalk gently rises up to the first night's cabin.

8. Surveyors Cabins

Pretty amazing accomodation! The cabins are the same at all the sites, but the general camp areas all vary to meet the topography.

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9. The view

A pretty spectacular view to see while eating dinner!

10. Rocks caves in the sea wall

These are not part of the walk, but you get to see them up close on the boat trip over, wow!

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
General General
Seating Available Seating Available

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