Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul – The 3 Capes

Date/Time
Date(s) - 5 Apr 2022 until 8 Apr 2022

Category(ies)

  • Grade 4 Medium-Hard
  • Leader: Deb
  • Phone: 0410047884 before 8pm
  • Mick
  • 0437101009
  • Participant numbers:6
  • Final booking date: Monday 31st January 2022

Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul – The 3 Capes

This 4 day ,3 nights walk, in Tasmania follows the old Cape Pillar Track and the Cape Raoul Track, not the new 3 Capes Walk track and its huts.

Day 1: Tuesday 5th April 2022. We will all meet at our accommodation in or near Fortescue Bay, sometime in the afternoon/night before we start the walk. I will organise accommodation, for the group, on a share basis using Air BnB or similar.

Day 2: Wednesday 6th April 2022

Cape Hauy Trail Head to Cape Pillar via Bare Knoll approx. 22km

After leaving the car at Cape Hauy Trailhead carpark, we will follow the track to it’s junction (about 2hrs) at Tornado Ridge and then onto the new camp site at Bare Knoll, about 9km. Once we have put up tents, and with only day packs we then continue onto Cape Pillar (our 1st cape), which will be about 13km return. We overnight at Bare Knoll.

Day 3: Thursday 7th April 2022

Bare Knoll to Cape Hauy Trail Head via Cape Hauy approx. 17km

After brekky and packing up, we will follow track, which undulates through woodlands and heath to the Cape Hauy (our 2nd cape) turnoff. It then drops down a steep set of steps, before some more up and downs. Cape Hauy juts out into the ocean and has views on both sides. After returning to the turn off we then continue onto carpark which is 4.4km away.

Then drive to Cape Raoul accommodation. Once again share accommodation that I will book for everyone.

Day 4: Friday 8th April 2022

Cape Raoul approx. 14km return

After leaving our accommodation, we will drive to Cape Raoul Trailhead car park. The newly refurbished track climbs through open forest to a cliff edge that the 14km return walk follows. The track then winds through heath and light forest, with more stunning coastal scenery all the way out to Cape Raoul (our 3rd cape). The dolerite cape drops dramatically into the ocean, and we might see seals on the rocks and small islands below.​

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. You will need to make your own way to our Fortescue Bay accommodation. Once I have booked the accommodation, I will let people know the details.
  2. Everyone will be responsible for getting their own Tasmanian Parks pass. See link below https://passes.parks.tas.gov.au/