Restaurant at the Edge of the World

We’re inviting you to dinner in Tasmania’s wilderness; our Restaurant at the Edge of the World. 

It’s hard to imagine the Three Capes Lodge Walk being any more special than it is already. But for the second winter in a row, we're elevating this incredible four-day walking experience to new heights with our Restaurant at the Edge of the World. With a sold-out inaugural season, we know places will move fast with only 70 spots available. It’s rare the chef completes a 26-kilometre return bushwalk with your dinner on his back, as part of plating up!

A live instrumental performance, powerful storytelling and the final evening crescendo; a degustation and matched wines with esteemed chef Luke Burgess will take place over three mesmerising nights.

2022 departures are now sold out, please complete the form to join the waitlist for 2023.

Please contact Tasmanian Walking Company via email bookings@taswalkingco.com.au or fill out the enquiry form. 

Restaurant at the edge of the world chef Luke Burgess

The Restaurant at the Edge of the World 

By day, you’ll be guided along the spectacular Three Capes Track.  Free of summer crowds, you’ll explore wild silver gum forest, wind-sculpted coastal heaths and lush remnant rainforest. You’ll ascend to the crest of towering sea cliffs, where sea eagles ride the thermals above and there is nothing between you and Antarctica except the mighty Southern Ocean.

By night, you’ll be welcomed into our cosy lodges, nestled in the heart of nature, where warm showers, warm beds, delicious flavours and enchanting moments await.

You'll be treated to a delectable Tasmanian menu on the very last night of the experience, think exquisite ingredients from Tasmania's finest growers and artisan producers gathered together by Chef Luke Burgess, in specially crafted dishes that will delight and surprise, with flavours matched to world-class Tasmanian wines and spirits.

Bring your appetite for adventure and celebrate an unforgettable southern Winter solstice.  This will be a restaurant worth the walk!

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Day 1: Hobart - Crescent Lodge

Approximately 2 hours walking

Upon arrival at Stewarts Bay, we will make our way down to the jetty where a private boat will be waiting to depart for our short trip across to Denman’s Cove at 1.15 pm. Cruising with views back to Port Arthur, aside from the possible seal and dolphin spotting, some of the highest dolerite cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere come into view, an indication of the drama to come.

In Denman’s Cove, we’ll fuel you with local produce for lunch, in preparation for a gentle walk through coastal woodland to the rocky refuge of Surveyors Cove. At this point, if the Southern Ocean begs, head for a dip before a gradual incline up to the lodge.

Crescent Lodge is perched high, with far stretching views across Crescent Bay to Cape Raoul.  Your smiling lodge host will greet you as you arrive and ensure your time spent is comfortable.  Settle in with a warm shower, before the first night of the Restaurant at the Edge of the World: a musical performance.

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Day 2: Crescent Lodge - Cape Pillar Lodge

Approximately 5 hours walking

Wake to the silence of Crescent Lodge and wander down to the stunning dining room for a hearty breakfast to start the day. From here, head due south with views across Safety Cove and Maingon Bay to Bruny Island. Climbing Arthurs Peak, 300 metres above sea level, is worth the oceanic vista. In these parts, White Bellied Sea Eagles soar in the thermal currents, so be sure to look skyward. Lunch isn’t far away, an easy downhill descent to south-facing cliffs where pelagic seabirds are plenty - albatross, petrels and gannets. Here, there’s nothing between you and Antarctica.

Following lunch, skirt the edge of Tornado Ridge before heading south toward Cape Pillar Lodge, your base for the next two nights. As darkness arrives, we settle into the lounge for the second night of the Restaurant at the Edge of the World: a storytelling performance.

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Day 3: Cape Pillar Lodge return

Approximately 6 hours walking (optional)

This is the most adventurous day of your journey. Today you’ll walk through silver gum forest (Eucalyptus Tenuiramis), a species endemic to the area, out to the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. There’s little wonder Cape Pillar has been afforded other names - Hurricane Heath and Desolation Gully. A side trip to The Blade is a must, with staggering views across to Tasman Island.

Lunch is served at Chasm Lookout - with Tasman Island’s weathered lighthouse in sight. It’s then a direct return journey home to Cape Pillar Lodge where three-course goodness and ocean views await. By now, walking strangers might just have become firm friends. Unlace the boots, read a book with sea breeze in your toes.

As the sun sets, it's time to savour the last evening's Restaurant at the Edge of the World dinner.  Be ready for one last series of enchanting surprises.

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Day 4: Cape Pillar Lodge - Fortescue Bay

Approximately 6 hours walking (Cape Hauy side trip optional)

Time to farewell Cape Pillar's safe forest haven. From here you’ll cross Retakunna Creek (local indigenous dialect for creaking trees) en route to a patch of rainforest. Breathe it in - lush mosses, ferns and vibrant greens. Next mission is the peninsula’s highest peak, Mount Fortescue, climbing some 490 metres above sea level. Enjoy lunch with leafy-framed ocean views overlooking The Monument.

Take the side trip and enjoy the majesty of Cape Hauy - or simply remain with the group for a final cliff-walk descent onto the cool white sands of Fortescue Bay. This is your chance to drop the pack and sink your toes in pristine sands or perhaps take a celebratory dive into the crystal clear waves. We will then travel back to Hobart via the airport. We will finish in Hobart with a glass of celebratory bubbles.

Itinerary Details

Three Capes Lodge Walk: Restaurant at the Edge of the World

Departures

  • June 6th, June 14th, June 26th, June 30th 2022.
  • 4 Day, 3 Night Guided Walk (Twin Share)
  • Minimum guests - 8. Maximum guests - 14 (Twin Share)
Price per person for departures (inc GST) $3,995.00 

Direct bookings only:

Booking Terms and Conditions 

  • The Restaurant at the Edge of the World cannot be booked in conjunction with any other offers and/or discounts 
  • $500 booking deposit required at time of booking
  • Our booking guarantee applies 

View our full booking terms and conditions

Single Supplement 

There will be no single supplement offered on this experience. 

Dietary Information

Our Tasmanian menu for the Restaurant at the Edge of the World will include a variety of animal-based proteins. We are able to cater for vegetarians and gluten-free requirements, but due to the complexity of delivering this experience in a wilderness environment, we are unable to cater to further dietary requirements on this particular experience.

Inclusions

  • Return transfers from Hobart
  • Lodge accommodation 
  • All meals,  non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of world-class Tasmanian wines, spirits and beer 
  • National Park Pass
  • Boat transfer from Port Arthur to Denman's Cove
  • Use of a backpack and weather-proof jacket for the duration of the walk
  • Linen and comfortable beds
  • A minimum of two qualified guides for the duration of the walk

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