MAMAMIA’s Holly Wainwright puts her best foot forward on the Three Capes Track
There’s something about nature that cracks you open.
And there’s an accumulative effect, perhaps, of the rhythm of walking, that softens you.
Holly Wainwright, author, content creator, podcaster, mother, and now.... avid bushwalker took on our Three Capes Signature Walk recently. Like most of us, Holly and her friend Penny confessed to being caught up in the rat race of life, perplexing busy and wrestling with fragmented attention (her words). The perfect antidote? Nature, nature and more nature.
Holly, like those who trod the path before her, was blown away by the natural beauty of the wild Tasman Peninsula. The Three Capes Track is a journey that winds its way along some of the world's most impressive cliffs, you can't help but feel like you’re on the edge of the world. It’s a place where salty wind whips your hair, sunshine leaves its glistening mark on the ocean, and rain stings your face as it lashes in horizontally. This can all happen in the space of half an hour, as it did in Holly’s case. This only added to the profundity of Holly’s experience. After which, she confessed to feeling happier than she had felt in a long time. Nature does that too you.
It’s worth mentioning that it wasn't all whip-lashing rain and thousands of steps (although there are a LOT of steps). Like all our itineraries, the Three Capes Signature Walk is a perfect amalgamation of adventure and comfort. Over four days, three nights you walk approximately 50 kilometres with a lightweight pack. At the end of each day, you retire in comfort to the only two private eco-lodges along the track. Both Crescent Lodge and Cape Pillar Lodge offer expansive views, hot showers, comfortable beds, massages and chef inspired meals. There’s plenty of time to rest, reflect and recoup before the next day's adventure begins.
More from Holly:
“I walked and I thought, if this land belongs to anyone I know it isn’t me. But I am so honoured to walk it, to have its energy leant to me, to have had the chance to be so close to this extraordinary beauty – a rainbow in the water, the sun glinting on rock pillars that change from white to golden to dirty dark red like rusty blood, and back again. Such beauty, just here, seeping into us with every further step. Seeping into us…”
You can read Holly’s in-depth account of her trip here.