Lonely Planet Writer

Half-price deal for Tasmania’s world class Three Capes Walk

To celebrate a centenary of parks in Tasmania, the Three Capes Walk , billed as one of Australia’s premier long-distance walks for its stunning scenery and exceptional accommodation, is offering walkers the opportunity to book a place at half the usual cost. The second stage of this wilderness walk on the Tasman Peninsula opened in late 2015.

Fortescue Bay, Tasmania.
Fortescue Bay, Tasmania. Image by NeilsPhotography / CC BY 2.0

Pre-booking at the discounted rates is advised as this new walk has proven extremely popular with locals and international hikers already. The walk cost only AU$250 from 15 July 2016 to the end of August 2016. The booking includes a walk guidebook with maps produced by Tasmania’s Parks, entry to the Port Arthur historic site, car parking and secure lockers, the Pennicott Wilderness Journey cruise departing from Port Arthur to the walk start, three nights accommodation in cabins on track, and bus transfer from Fortescue Bay back to Port Arthur.

The huts each accommodate 48 walkers and include a series of separate buildings linked by walkways with bunk rooms separate from cooking areas, toilets, communal spaces and staff quarters. The Three Capes Track is the only hut based walk in Australia to provide mattresses and cooking facilities, reducing the requirements for tents, sleeping mats and stoves, which means lighter pack weights for walkers.