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World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is your start and end point. A purpose-built Pennicott Wilderness Journeys' boat delivers you to the track start. Any migratory whales, dolphins or fur seals are complimentary. Pack light; the overnight stops are equipped with gas cooktops, comfy mattresses and generous dining tables where new friendships may forge.
The Three Capes Track can be admired walking in one direction, with bookings for only 48 walkers per day. Expect timber boardwalk, gravel and stone steps, with creative story-seats along the way to enrich your journey. When you check-in, you’ll receive your complimentary Encounters on the Edge guidebook, which includes daily walk notes, maps and 36 extraordinary stories to match your story-seats. Walkers are required to stay one night in each overnight stop – cabins and quarters are architecturally conceived to capture nature’s best side. Shared kitchen/dining areas are equipped with heating, basic cooking facilities, solar-powered lighting, USB charge stations (5 volt) and running water. Sleeping quarters feature individual bunk platforms with mattresses, and toilets are a short walk away.
You can make your booking here: www.threecapestrack.com.au
There are a few things to consider prior to your Three Capes Track walk, such as the time of year you’d like to go (bookings taken year-round) and level of fitness required. Tasmania’s weather is variable no matter what the season, so it's important you’re well prepared. Layers will be your best friend in these parts. The Three Capes Track has water on three sides, providing a maritime climate that moderates temperatures compared to other parts of Tasmania. Day time temperatures range from 16-19°C in summer and 11-12°C in winter.
If you exercise regularly, and are capable of walking about four hours daily over four consecutive days, you will be fine. The dry track is well formed and all steeper sections have well-built steps. Along the way there are artfully-crafted seats to slip off your pack and take a breather. For those looking to acquire fitness, we recommend by starting with a 30 minute daily walk and build up to four hours. Be sure to trial walking with the pack you intend to take, so you feel fully prepared.