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Walk along the world’s edge

It’s been coined ‘Australia’s premier coastal bushwalking experience’ – Tasmania’s new Three Capes Track is a not to be missed and transports walkers seemingly to the edge of the world.

The Blade, Three Capes Track. Image courtesy Tasmania Parks and Wildlife

According to Lonely Planet, Tasmania is among the world’s top regions to visit in 2015 and the multi-day Three Capes Track is an experience not to be missed with its dolerite chasms, tall eucalypts and towering sea cliffs, which are among Australia’s highest. Equally dramatic are the walk’s three capes – Pillar, Huay and Raoul.


While once relatively unattainable destinations, the three capes are now accessible to not only hardened bushwalkers, but also those with less hiking experience thanks to the meticulous work by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.


Cape Hauy, Three Capes Track. Image courtesy Tasmania Parks and Wildlife

The track links Denman’s Cove, opposite the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, to Cape Hauy with walkers emerging at the end of the four-day journey on the white sands of Fortescue Bay.


Described more as a natural pathway than a traditional bushwalking track, the mud-free Australian Standard Class 3 design is wide enough for walkers to enjoy side by side. Meticulously constructed, it also offers plenty of viewing stations overlooking the Southern Ocean.


Three environmentally sensitive cabins are positioned at key locations and just like the track, they are brand new. Warm and cosy, the accommodation offers unsurpassed views, comfortable mattresses, heating and kitchen utensils, which mean less to carry on your back.


Cape Pillar, Three Capes Track. Image courtesy Tasmania Parks and Wildlife

Trekkers looking to lace up their boots and explore this pristine slice of the Tasman Peninsula can now arrange their trip via the newly launched website,, a one-stop portal for bookings and information on the track.


It’s achievable not only in the physical sense but also within the context of a short break. In just four days, it’s possible to feel you’ve travelled to the furthest corner of the globe while still staying connected. For those looking for a digital detox, the opportunity to switch off and tune in to the constant rhythm of the wind and waves is equally appealing.


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Written by: Jessica Zoiti
Published: 25 September 2015

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