Frequently asked questions
The following are a few frequently asked questions about our Peaks and Cliffs itinerary that you may find useful.
- How often do trips depart?
We have several trips scheduled each walking season. Please enquire for specific departure dates and availability.
All of our accommodation during the walking component of this experience is exclusive to Tasmanian Walking Company guests.
On the Overland Track we provide the only private hut accommodation nestled off the main track. Our Three Capes Lodge Track lodge facilities are also the only private accommodation available on the track. All accommodation is twin or double share. There are hot showers, lounge area and a dining area.
Our pre and mid walk accommodation has been hand selected to provide the very best in style and service. Your first evening will be spent at Quamby Estate, a rural property 25 mintues west of Launceston. The highly anticipated MACq01 on Hobart’s lively waterfront will be your home for two nights between walks and will give you the opportunity to reset in its stylish, character designed rooms.
All accommodation is twin share. Single travellers may be required to share a twin room with another walker of the same gender. To guarantee a single room for the duration of the walk and city accommodation, or to guarantee your own room for city accommodation only, please request a quote at time of booking.
- How many guests will be on my trip?
There is a maximum of 12 guests who can participate in this 12 day combined itinerary. Should the combined itinerary not fill to capacity, there may be other walkers who are doing either the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk or Three Capes Lodge Walk added to the relevant portion of your itinerary (this can be up to 14 people on the Three Capes Lodge Walk). If you are a solo traveller you will be sharing with someone of the same gender.
- How fit do I need to be?
As long as you exercise regularly and are capable of walking an average of 10km each day you should be fine. The Cradle Mountain Huts Walk is more physically challenging than the Three Capes Track and on both walks there will be the opportunity to experience additional side trips if you would like.
If you have any concerns relating to fitness, please call us on 03 6392 2211 or email email@example.com.
- How much weight do we carry?
On the morning of your departure, the guides will carry out a thorough gear check to ensure you have suitable gear and help you reduce your pack weight.
If you adhere to the gear list you pack should weigh between 8.5 and 9.5 kgs. With special attention to reducing your pack weight, you pack and contents can weigh as little as 7.5kg.
The pack and weather proof jacket that we provide have a combined weight of 2.5kg, leaving 5-7kg for your person items.
- What do we carry?
Each person must carry their lunch, water, rain jacket, personal belongings plus any extras such as cameras. For details please refer to our comprehensive gear list.
- What style of boots should we have?
For the Cradle Mountain Huts section of this itinerary you will need lace-up hiking boots that cover the ankle and have sturdy, treaded soles.
If you would like to have lighter footwear for the Three Capes Track portion of your itinerary we will accept lace up hiking shoes. You will be unable to commence the trip without appropriate footwear. Please contact us if you have any questions.
- Do we need travel insurance?
- How many guides are there?
Your Tour Director will be accompanied by an experienced guide for each of the walking elements of your itinerary.
- How about food?
Meals are inclusive from Dinner on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 12, with the exception of dinner on Day 7 and lunch and dinner on Day 8 in Hobart between walks. On these days you are at your leisure to enjoy the countless dining options at your doorstep.
Your Tour Director and guide will prepare sumptuous healthy meals during the walking component of your trip. Delicious evening meals are served with a selection of Tasmanian wine.
We are happy to cater for a variety of dietary requirements. Please ensure you advise our reservations team well in advance.
- What time does the trip commence and conclude?
A complimentary transfer service will be organised to meet flights arriving into Launceston Airport between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Day 1. Please advise the reservations team as early as possible of your arrival flight time so we can coordinate transfers to your accommodation at Quamby Estate. Should you choose to arrive outside of this time frame, please make your own way to Quamby Estate (at your own expense). Please be aware that check in at Quamby Estate is 2:00pm. Early check in will be requested but subject to availability.
Everyone will meet as a group at 6:00pm on Day 1 in the lounge at Quamby Estate for a briefing followed by dinner.
At the conclusion of your 12 day adventure, we will be able to drop you at Hobart Airport at approximately 5:30pm or alternatively at the Hobart accommodation of your choice at approximately 6.00pm.
- Are there age restrictions?
The minimum age for guests walking with us is 12 years old. There are no upper age restrictions, however, for guests walking with us who are 69 or above, we do require a GP to sign off on a letter we provide.