3 Capes Track

East Coast

You, a pack, and 48 kilometres of cliff-hugging wildness in Australia's far south-east. The next stop is Antarctica. Tasmania's Three Capes Track is not about getting from point A to point B. It’s about the journey. Few places on Earth remain that feel so remote, so raw, so removed from the ordinary.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s ambitious track is an artwork rivalled only by the landscape.

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.

They say walking can be transformative and this is Tasmania's natural pathway. Four days and three nights on a track so meticulously crafted you’re free to enjoy your experience rather than watching every step. Look up, look out, look within.

Walk side by side up mosaic stone steps and let nature’s drama unfold. Here, your senses will be refreshed and your heart will skip a beat (regularly). Stand on nature’s edge. Hear the silence and be overcome with awe. Move through shadows of tall eucalypt forest and colourful coastal heath. The Tasman Sea is your constant.

Bird Watching
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Drive or catch coach from Hobart to Port Arthur.


Go to www.threecapestrack.com.au 

Route/Trail notes:

Go to www.threecapestrack.com.au


Go to www.threecapestrack.com.au

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Brilliant walk. Second time. First time o did the public walk, but this time we did the private lodge walk. Wine and dinner in amazing accomodation each night. Great hike.

Juliet on Oct, 2022

Completed the Old 3 Capes Track with Lucia. Decided not to pay the $600 required to sleep in the huts. Stayed in a tent at Bare Knoll Campground instead. Absolutely beautiful walk!!
16hrs 55min

Joel on 28 Feb, 2022

I would recommend this walk to anyone. The boat over to the start was one of my favourite parts- so many seals + dolphins!
Despite average weather, the views we did get were stunning. Track is well maintained, but keep an eye out for snakes.
Well-kept huts, comfortable bunks. We had a group of 4 which was perfect as each room slept 4.

Cfizzle on Dec, 2020

Couldn't recommend this enough, wow moments the whole way through.

JFoss on 18 Mar, 2020

The walk was all we expected with great cliff scenery. The huts were just great with really comfortable mattresses and everything needed in the kitchen. Shower at the end of day 2 a real bonus. This is not just a hike to get to the end but a total experience . Boat trip, booklet to follow with loads of information and ranger talks at night. Well worth the money we paid.

Foxy on 1 Jan, 2020

I had completed the Overland Track the previous year so I found this walk considerably easier and you could relax a bit more to take in the sights. We were extraordinarily lucky to have the entire walk to ourselves as we did it in Winter and there were no other bookings! I much prefer walking in the winter months anyway, and we had a glorious sunny week average of 12 degrees - perfect for walking.

Evie J on 20 Jul, 2019

Wonderful walk. Great scenery; excellent overnight hut facilities

Brian B on 1 Feb, 2019

Wonderful walk. Not too difficult, but the views are stunning and the accommodation is superb. Would recommend to anybody thinking about it. If you have any hesitation, just book it! You won't regret it.

0zzyDave1234 on 2 Sep, 2017


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