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The Splendid Ange Boxall

Available by request for private groups.

Over four days and three nights, walk the inspiring Three Capes Track, stay in stunning lodges, and listen to Tasmanian folk singer Ange Boxall give three performances of songs inspired by nature, wilderness and protest. Each performance will be accompanied by a Splendid Tasmanian Gin Cocktail (made by Ange).

Ange Boxall embodies the spirit of the modern Americana star - with a 1970s singer-songwriter heart. Her very own style of country-folk-pop is commercial, crystal clear, and wickedly catchy. “Our very fave acoustic singer by a country mile!” - MONA, Museum of Old and New Art (TAS).

The Splendid Gin is a premium Tasmanian gin featuring purity and obscurity in equal measure. It is made by Ange, her partner Mike and a few friends on the east coast of Tasmania with the purest of Tasmanian spring water. It presents exceptional drinking, both mixed and stand alone.

The Three Capes Track is a journey to the world’s edge and a spectacular backdrop to witness the soaring flight of Tasmania's sea eagles. Journey along some of the world’s highest sea cliffs with The Three Capes Lodge Walk, the only fully guided Three Capes Track experience with accommodation inside the National Park. 

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

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Introducing Ange Boxall

“She's kind of 1 part English Rose, 1 part Tasmanian Devil and 1 part gin-soaked Southern Belle” - Lachlan Bryan (AUS)

Performing Country / Pop  Songwriter, Ange Boxall, hails from the serene but wild beaches of eastern Tasmania. It's here that Ange resides in a big old country house built in the early 1800s and where she also co-owns Tasmanian gin Company, The Splendid Gin.  Ange is the Founder and Creative Director of ECHO Festival - East Coast Harvest Odyssey. Life is good ... it's full of music, art, nature, and fun.

Signing to Checked Label Services / Sony Music Australia in late 2016, the physical release of Ange's album Into The Wind debuted at #11 on the Official ARIA Australian Albums Chart across all genres, as well as #27 on the albums chart for releases from all over the world!

​Website Videos | Music video 1 | Music video 2

Ange Boxall website | Echo Festival | Splendid Gin | Riversdale Mill

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Introducing The Splendid Gin Company

Begin each evening at the lodge with a cocktail featuring Splendid Gin. It's made by Ange!

The Splendid Gin was born when two couples met on the East Coast of Tasmania, both living in historical properties once inhabited by the famous English writer, Louisa Ann Meredith, there was a feeling this was more than coincidence. Their aim is to produce exceptional gins of the highest quality and delightful flavours. Tasmania is their home and they want to showcase that beauty, in a bottle.

Presenting exceptional drinking as a stand alone sip for the connoisseur, or a splendid mixer with your favourite tonic and citrus, the Splendid Gin conjures a romantic past with a twist of contemporary decadence. It is a uniquely Tasmanian gin with a nod to its English heritage, we are delighted to share something quite special indeed.

It’s simply Splendid. 

Splendid Gin 

 

 

 

Unplugged on the Tracks with Ange Boxall

This is the first in our series of Unplugged on the Tracks walks showcasing the talent of creative Tasmanians and Australians who share our passion for nature and long walks. In remote lodges, on comfy couches, nestled around the fire, our intimate concerts are like no others.  Surrounded by the night and native forests, our performers play, sing and chat. If the night is still, we'll head outside, where a canopy of iridescent stars and the outdoor fire create a natural amphitheatre.

Over three nights, Ange Boxall perform songs inspired by nature, in the heart of nature for a maximum of twelve people. Ange’s pop-folk style and pristine voice will resonate with music from Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, early Bob Dylan, and Carole King as well as her own songs.

The Three capes Track is a stunning dry-foot track. It is beautiful to walk in winter, invigorating and thrilling. Upon return to the lodges, cosy lounges, drying rooms for gear, hot-water bottles and fireplaces ensure you'll be dry and warm. Don't forget to pack your merino thermals - you are walking in Tasmania's remote wilderness.

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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.

A short wade ashore from the boat signals your arrival at Denman’s Cove, where 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. Post dinner, take your Tassie pinot to the lounge.

Ange Boxall's hour-long evening performances take place in our glass-clad lounges and showcase songs inspired by nature. 

Tonight's Splendid Gin cocktail: 'The Winter Cup' - new signature cocktail designed for this walk.

Sunset At Cape Pillar Lodge_Three Capes Lodge Walk_Credit_Luke Tscharke

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. Your pace might quicken in the knowledge there is a massage, facial or relaxation bath on offer at Cape Pillar Lodge.

Ange Boxall's hour-long evening performances take place in our glass-clad lounges and showcase songs inspired by nature. 

Tonight's Splendid Gin cocktail: 'Hot Dark & Dirty' 

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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.

Ange Boxall's hour-long evening performance takes place in our glass-clad lounges and tonight features Ange singing her own music songs, inspired by Tasmania.

Tonight's Splendid Gin Cocktail: 'Walter’s Classic G&T'

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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

'Unplugged on the Tracks' with Ange Boxall

  • 4-Day Guided Walk 
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 10 guests (Twin Share), three months prior to departure. The maximum is 12.
  • Available by request for private groups.

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.
  • The final payment is due 90 days before departure. For reservations made three months 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;
    • between 90 and 60 days prior to departure, you will be charged 50% of the full trip cost with the balance refunded; or
    • within 60 days of departure, no refund is available. Bookings are transferable.
  • Travel and pre and post-trip accommodation expenses are not included.
  • Single supplements are available on this walk. Cost $6,470

COVID-19 Peace of Mind Booking Assurance

After the minimum number of bookings has been achieved, the trip is guaranteed to depart.  If for any reason, the trip cannot go ahead due to restrictions placed upon travel due to Covid-19,  guests will be permitted to reschedule their walk to the new date provided for the departure or rebook a different Walk within 24 months. Cancellations by guests for other reasons will incur our standard cancellation fees.

https://www.taswalkingco.com.au/peace-of-mind/

Inclusions

  • Return transfers from Hobart
  • Lodge accommodation 
  • All meals,  non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of Tasmanian wines
  • National Park Pass for the duration of the walk
  • 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
  • Musical performances and Splendid Gin cocktails

Please note, our Relaxation Pavilion will not be open for this walk.

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