Cape Hauy

Tasmania
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The walk provides some magnificent views of the Tasman Peninsula Coast with high cliffs and spectacular rock formations. A very enjoyable walk from Fortescue Bay on a well marked track

Coastal

Getting There:

Turn left off the Arthur Hwy (A9) 3.5km south of the B37 junction at Taranna onto a gravel forestry road marked Fortescue Bay Camping Area 12km. Follow the signs for the next 12km to Fortescue Bay and park in the Casuarina Day Use Area. Follow the shoreside track to the Mill Creek Camping Area and locate the start of the walking track near the boat ramp and a sign marked Cape Hauy Track 4 hours return. Tasmap: Tasman National Park Walk through forest and coastal heath to the spectacular off-shore sea stacks known as The Lanterns. This walk is not recommended for children due to its unfenced hazardous cliff edges.

Permits/Costs

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife - Parks Pass required....$12.00 for 24 hour pass available from the rangers office on site.

Other References

Peninsula Tracks: 35 Walks in and around the Tasman National Park (Peter & Shirley Storey)

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service - 60 Great Short Walks - Cape Hauy

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/14/three-capes-in-a-day/ covers Cape Huay as part of a longer circuit

www.karenmeredith.blogspot.com

Comments

Did someone say stairs??? As impressive as the cape is, to get there we climbed over 150 flights of stairs. It’s a wonderful part of the world with its cliffs that drop straight down into the ocean along with birdlife and the odd wallaby on the track in front of you. We measured 10.5km and did it in 3.5hrs. It’s a difficult walk because of the steps but anyone with a good level of fitness could do it comfortably. Take walking poles if you have them - makes it so much easier on the poor old knees...especially if you have a plastic and metal one!

S K on 23 Dec, 2019

Be prepared for steps...lots of steps...great views, lovely walk...around 2,500 stairs.

Anoogle on 23 Dec, 2019

We did this walk as part of the 3 capes track, absolutely stunning, an amazing adventure. Recommend doing 3 capes 100%!!

Tina on 14 Apr, 2018

This hike has over 3000 steps which made me breathless. The views were sensational which made me more breathless. The only thing that put me off was I had to take the stairs to get back. Would recommend this hike.

HR on 6 Feb, 2018

Cape Huay is almost impressive as Cape Pillar - and a lot easier to get to (from Fortescue Bay). I visited as part of a longer "Three Capes in One Day" walk.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/14/three-capes-in-a-day/

Oliver Descoeudres on 14 Jan, 2017

Beautiful walk, track in perfect condition! Spectacular views!

Catherine on 7 Jul, 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable walk with spectacular scenery.

Step by Step on 27 Feb, 2011

Just spectacular scenery!

Hugues Debeyser on Jan, 2009

Nice walk, up and down to the cape to watch Sydney to Hobart yachts coming around the corner.

Anonymous on 18 Sep, 2007

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