The Three Capes Track is one the most spectacular walks in Tasmania. The Three Capes Track is a 3 day walk in the South East of Tasmania. Walking the Three Capes Track can be done all year round and the crowds are thin in the middle of the year for Winter

Three Capes Track Tasmania

July 23, 2018

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Three Capes Track

Located on the south east corner of Tasmania is a world class track with spectacular views - the Three Capes Track. 

A 4 day and 3 night wilderness experience with total distance of 46km the Three Capes Track is an easy to moderate grade hike.

The journey starts on the West side of Cape Pillar and finishing on the North of Cape Hauy in Fortescue Bay. 

Day 1

A short boat ride from World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is breathtakingly beautiful. Pass by the Isle of the Dead, a small island where over 1646 bodies have been buried but only 180 of them marked which consists of staff and military staff. The first day finishes at Surveyors Cabin around 4km's and a 2hrs walk. Great views across Cape Raoul on the deck.

Day 2

Righto! Day 2 has you hitting an 11km track for the day, roughly 5hrs walk. To enjoy the views of Crescent Bay and Cape Raoul you first must concur Arthur's Peak. Then on towards Munro Cabin to finish for the day overlooking Munro Bight and Cape Hauy.

Day 3

6hrs 17km

You will get your sea cliff fix today... Massive towering cliffs pushing 300m out of the ocean. Today you can leave your pack behind at Munro Cabin and walk out and back along The Blade at Cape Pillar. Grab your pack and head through a forrest then heathland before arriving at Retakunna Cabin for the evening. 

Day 4

14km 7hrs

This morning Mount Fortescue summit is waiting for you to enjoy the views and walk out to Cape Hauy. Keep a lookout for the rock climbers here. You head mostly down hill from here towards to pristine sands of Fortescue Bay were you can have a chilly swim and onto the transfer bus back to Port Authur Historic Site.

Check out the Three Capes Track Map here

Three Capes Track Cabins

The cabins are really well set up so no cooking stove or pot is needed to be carried unless you want to stop along the track and brew a cuppa. You will also need to bring your cutlery and cup/bowl etc. The cabins do not have any ovens, microwaves or fridges so your meals will need to be light, dry and nutritious perfect for the Three Capes Track. The cabins have comfy mattresses, heating, communal dining and outside decks with spectacular views.


Meal Plan the Three Capes Track

For the Three Capes Track you will need to organise to bring 3 breakfasts, 3 or 4 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 desserts, plus daily snacks.
Campers Pantry can cater for your trip. Order online and have our meals, desserts and veggies delivered direct to your door in time to pack your bags and be "ready to go". You will also need to carry at least 2 litres of water.

To find out what the Three Capes Track Cost hit the link to their website below:





Don’t head all the way to Tassie for a hike, be sure you check the timetable to see whats on here. Head out to the Richmond wine area just north east of Hobart, check out Mona, Grab some local produce at the Salamanca Markets or have a groove at the Falls Festival. 


Can you free camp on the Three Capes Track?

Yes you can camp for free but you'll need a Parks Pass CLICK HERE




Useful Tassie links

Three Capes TrackTransfers, Cabins, Essentials


TAS Parks Facebook



Richmond Wine Area

Discover Tasmania


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#THREECAPESTRACK The Three Capes Track is boarded in sections to protect micro ecosystems and habitat of native flora and fauna. Walking the Three Capes Track in Summer is most popular. You will need 3 days worth of food for the three capes track as well as snacks and your favourite brew. The Three Capes Track is a spectacular short walk in Tasmania with fully set up cabins so you don't need to carry your stove, sleeping mat and tent. Starting at Port Arthur Historic Site with a boat ride to the trail head and finishing in Fortescue Bay the Tree Capes Track is one to put on your bucket list. As the cabins are fully set up this allowing less gear to be carried the age of hikers and walkers is extended for some of the older generation as pack weights are dropped.

Make sure you don't forget your camera on Three Capes Track as the opportunities for epic views are endless. The Three Capes Track is renowned for spectacular views the whole 46km from start to finish. 48 People can be booked to start the walk each day so you wont be alone. The booking are spaced during the day so don't think you'll be waiting in a line. The cabins are big enough to cater for the 48 walkers each day and night with shared cooking and dining.

Facilities for the Three Capes Track include comfortable mattresses with a shared sleeping area. The gas cooktops include saucepans and frying pans for those who need a cooked breakfast in the morning. The kitchens also include kettles but no microwaves or fridges are included so dont bring food or drink that needs to be kept cold. Campers Pantry breakfasts lunch and dinners are a perfect match for the Three Capes Track when planning your meals. Cooking utensils are also provided in the cabin kitchen but you must bring your own knife, fork and spoon as well as plate, cup or mug and bowl. The Three Capes Track cabins have dinning tables and stools as well as outdoor tables with bench seating. If you are using your phone to capture the trip there is USB 5 volt charging stations for all these types of mobile devices. The Three Capes Track cabins also have heating in the social hubs and toilets with handwash basins are also provided. At Munro cabin there are 2 outdoor showers and if you have any other questions while walking the Three Capes Track the Host Ranger who is there to meet and greet can answer any other questions.

On the Three Capes Track overlooking the coast from one of the cabin decks. Sit back and relax as the sun disappears. The cabins all sleep the 48 walkers in a co-share style arrangement. ^ rooms are configured for 4 walkers and the other 3 rooms are configured for 8 walkers. You will be sharing rooms with likeminded strangers. The mattresses in the Three Capes cabins are 203cm x 90cm. If you are travelling in a party that has made separate bookings you must use the comments section so the Host Ranger can identify and try to group you together in the rooms. Bring some ear plugs if your worried about bunking in with Mr Snore and rise early to catch the first raise of the sun warming mother earth.

When booking the Three Capes Track through Tasparks website make sure you have read through the information thoroughly to ensure you dont forget anything. If you do however forget that essential piece of kit the Port Arthur Historic Site gift shop has a good range of meals and snacks available to purchase. To get in contact you will need to call Port Arthur on + 61 3 6251 2371 or you can email and pre order your selection. Campers Pantry has a range of breakfast, lunch and dinners as well as snacks, veggies and other goodies to complete your walk. Campers Pantry range is the perfect match for walking holidays in Tasmania and Australia. The Campers Pantry range is lightweight, nutritious and tasty. Jump on to check our range.

Your going to love the boarded sections of the Three Capes Track. The Three Capes Track has a good mix of timber boards, gravel and rock and in most cases the track is 1 meter wide so you can walk side by side with your buddies. If planning to walk The Three Capes Track in winter make sure you've got all the essentials for bracing winds and cold nights and you will need a shell jacket for rain. Check track weather here when planning. The cabins have a heated area in the social hub but the sleeping rooms are not heated but well insulated and comfortable. You will need a warm sleeping bag that is rated to around -5C or warmer depending on how warm you sleep. Pack gloves and a beanie for your extremities and something to brew to warm you up in the mornings and evenings. Check out the Tree Capes Track packing list and don't take short cuts . Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service has a huge amount of information for all walks in Tasmania and it's worth spending some time on their website.

When preparing to walk The Tree Capes Track you will need to pack as light as possible. If you have a light pack your experience on the Three Capes Track will be enjoyed more. Also the weather conditions of the Three Capes Track change quickly and often in the same day. Walking the nearly completed Cape Raoul as part of the Three Capes Track as a day walk can be done before or after your Three Capes Track experience. You will be able to access the Cape Raoul site by car or you can catch local transport but will need to check in with the Tasmanian Visitor Information Network at Port Arthur on +61 3 6251 2371 for all bookings. The other question asked "is there water available when walking the Three Capes Track"? The answer is Yes! Rainwater tanks are installed at each cabin and a recommended 2L of water carried each day. Email to check on water levels when planning. Staying in touch with loved ones or work mates is ok for the first two days on the Three Capes Tracks. With limited reception on the Three Capes Track you are best to say goodbye and take a break from your mobile device until the track walk has finished. The duration of The Three Capes Track is 4 days/3 nights and has a total distance of 46km with a grade of easy to moderate.



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