Cape Raoul

East Coast

This walk is part of the Three Capes walk. This is day one of the three capes. It took the group 5 hours to do 14 Klm's. There is hills, steps and great views.

No Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

The car park on stormlea road is where this hike starts  


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Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!


Tasmania Parks and Wildlife - Parks Pass required

Other References

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

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This walk is just over 15km if you visit both lookouts at the cape. It’s an amazing walk but don’t underestimate the incline on the return walk! At a quick pace, it gets your heart rate up! The flora and fauna is wonderful on the track and today there was a colony of seals relaxing at the base of the cape. We completed the walk in just over 3hrs which included time to stop and take pics as well as having snacks. A brilliant walk with constant amazing views along the coast.

S K on 25 Apr, 2022

Very windy one the day I did it. My gps said 16.6 to do both the Cape and the Seals (which has the best view)

HellsBells on 8 Sep, 2021

A relatively easy but very long walk, beautiful landscape, and views on the way and at the end. So worth it. We spend around 4,5h return track.

Asha on 26 Dec, 2020

Completed this walk today...amazing! An absolute must do when in Tasmania. My GPS had the Cape at 7.5k. So, the return trip ended up at 15km. The hike is relatively easy but does have a few switchbacks & staircases when descending after the initial lookouts. When you get to the Cape, the lookouts are fantastic and we were lucky enough to see seals and two abseilers on the dolerite columns. The plant life is incredible and all of the wildflowers were out really adding to the experience. This is my favourite hike so far on the east coast. On the way back, I also completed the Shipstern Bluff hike which added on another 8km - well worth doing as well.

S K on 25 Dec, 2019

A lovely walk with fantastic views. Great birdlife - saw pink robins (male and female), Silvereye, Superb Fairy Wrens, Tasmanian Scrub-wrens, Swift Parrot, Newholland’s Honey-eater, and the European Goldfinch to name a few. Be prepared for steps and take adequate water and clothing if the weather changes.

Anoogle on 25 Dec, 2019

I had the most amazing first day hiking the capes.

HelenR on 4 Feb, 2018

We loved this walk, suitable for kids, steep in parts but mind blowing views of the Tasman Peninsula.

Tina on 10 Jul, 2017


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