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Three Capes Lodge Meditative Walk

August 29 - September 1, 2023 | $3,695

Join story-carrier Asher Packman on the Three Capes Track, to be immersed in a meditative soul journey of nature and ancient myth, as we learn to ‘re-story’ ourselves in order to re-store the world.

A walking meditation is a contemplative practice that puts you directly in touch with your breath, your body, and Mother Earth as you move - it brings about a complete awareness of our interconnectedness. While it need not be in complete silence, a quiet and gentle presence is called for. The experience also involves the telling of ancient stories to open us to the non-ordinary, mythic aspects of life, as well as communal dinners, reflective conversation and regular sitting meditations.

The Three Capes Lodge Walk is an all-inclusive guided walk offering the full Three Capes Track experience including the only private lodge accommodation inside the Tasman National Park.

This is an alcohol-free walk.

For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company on (03) 6392 2211 or email bookings@taswalkingco.com.au

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Asher Packman

After transitioning from a successful corporate career, Asher Packman has become a renowned mentor, meditation teacher, storyteller and scholar of the mythopoetic. He is the current president of Meditation Australia and founder of The Fifth Direction.

Following a series of significant life events, including the diagnosis of a progressive rare blood cancer, Asher shifted gears from his corporate existence to focus on health and wellbeing.

Now holding qualifications in leadership, coaching and mentoring, he is a certified HeartMath and Wim Hof Method instructor, as well as a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.

He has further studied in Jungian core concepts, neoshamanism, epigenetics, geobiology, and the social psychology of sport.

Since 2017, Asher has been president of Meditation Australia, the national peak body representing meditation and meditation teachers. In the same year, Asher founded the Fifth Direction.

Asher is a former editor of The Good Men Project, a regular speaker (including TEDx Melbourne) and media contributor.

Please find Asher's full biography here.

A Meditative Walk

Turn inward to meet the wild and ancient soul hidden beneath the layers of your conditioned conscious. Through contemplative traditions such as meditation and the telling of an ancient story, this journey into your own nature highlights the importance of connecting to your innermost truth, reigniting your imagination, and bringing you into contact with your soul-rooted and ecological self.

This three day experience combines quiet walks with Asher's meditation and breathwork practices and communal dining and storytelling sessions around the fire.

Workshop sessions

  • Day 1: Pre-Walk Meditation, Afternoon Breathwork and Evening Storytelling.
  • Day 2: Pre-Breakfast Meditation, Afternoon Breathwork and Evening Storytelling.
  • Day 3: Pre-Breakfast Meditation, Afternoon Breathwork and Evening Storytelling.
  • Day 4: Sunrise Meditation and a silent 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, with guest rooms spilling into the gully. Settle in with a warm shower as your guides-come-chefs prepare a three-course feast of local fare. Each afternoon and evening at the lodge, we will gather for meditation and around the fire in comfort for storytelling and sharing with Asher.

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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.

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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 the relaxation pavilion, 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.

Cape Hauy

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. 

Itinerary Details

Three Capes Lodge Meditative Walk

August 29 - September 1, 2023 | $3,695 

  • 4 Day Guided Walk.
  • Available anytime by request for private groups.
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 10 guests (Twin Share). The maximum is 13.

Bookings

Special Interest Walks - Terms and Conditions 

These are in addition to our standard booking terms and conditions.

  • All prices are quoted per person in $AUD including GST
  • A deposit of $500 per person and the Guest Information Form are due within five days of booking
  • Minimum numbers are required four months before departure.
  • The final payment is due 90 days before departure. For reservations made 90 days or less from the departure date, full payment is due at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations
    • more than 90 days from the scheduled departure date, a fee of $350 per person will be charged with the balance payment refunded;
    • within 90 days of departure, no refund is available. Bookings are transferable.
  • Travel and pre and post-trip accommodation expenses are not included.
  • This walk cannot be booked in conjunction with any other offers and discounts.

COVID-19 Peace of Mind Booking Assurance

After the minimum number of bookings has been achieved, the trip is guaranteed to depart.  Due to the high fixed costs on these trips, guests on our ‘Walk +’ departures who postpone due to COVID-19 as per our Peace of Mind Booking Guarantee, will incur an amendment fee of $500 to reschedule to another departure date. All cancellations by guests will incur cancellation fees according to our standard terms and conditions. Bookings are transferrable.

Inclusions

  • Return transfers from Hobart.
  • Lodge accommodation.
  • All meals and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages
  • 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.
  • Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk.

Additional information

  • Have a burning question?  Check out our FAQ page, and if you need further help please don't hesitate to contact our friendly reservations team.
  • Ready to start planning your next adventure and want to know what to bring. Check out our detailed gear list, including details on what's provided. If you are unsure about anything on the gear list please call us or talk to your local outdoor adventure store.
  • Oh... and finally don't forget to bring comfortable athletic wear for pilates and meditation practices!

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