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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Available departures: October 7, 9, 13, 19, 25, 29, 31, 2021 | Four days | $2,377

The Tasmanian Walking Company Foundation is excited to launch Walk on the Wild Side to raise funds for our charity partners. Walkers will receive a 30% discount. All revenue, less GST, is paid to the walkers' preferred charity. 

Join us on a wilderness adventure, knowing that your walk fee will be donated.

 A 30% DISCOUNT HAS BEEN APPLIEDTO WALKS | 100% OF SALES, LESS GST, WILL BE DONATED

The Three Capes Lodge Walk is a fully-guided walking experience along Tasmania’s dramatic Tasman Peninsula with the wild Southern Ocean as your constant. Over the course of four days, immerse yourself in one of the most pristine environments that Tasmania has to offer. A boat trip, dolerite spires and 37,000 years of history form part of the journey. Settle in each evening in our architect-designed in-park lodges and enjoy Tasmania’s finest eats and drinks on this 48-kilometre walking adventure.

Make a booking now and get ready to lace up your boots and join us in the heart of nature.

How to book: Please ask our reservations team for available dates. To redeem the offer on this page please phone 03 6392 2211 or email bookings@taswalkingco.com.au and quote your charity’s name at the time of booking. 

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What is the Tasmanian Walking Company Foundation?

In 1985 Tasmanian Walking Company was offered the special privilege of developing a multi-day walking experience along the Overland Track in the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park. Cradle Mountain Huts became the flagship for Tasmanian Walking Company and Australian Walking Company who now have six multi-day guided walks in wilderness areas.

As passionate tour operators, the walking companies decided that operating in national parks comes with a clear obligation in terms of preserving the natural and cultural integrity of these wild spaces. They began funding wildlife rescue programs, reforestation initiatives and educational activities that encourage advocacy of conservation sites.

In 2018, the decision was made to centralise the not-for-profit efforts with the formation of the Tasmanian Walking Company Foundation. The Foundation was officially launched in June 2020 on World Environment Day with a commitment to donating $1 million over five years.  Tasmanian Walking Company and Australian Walking Company are recognised leaders in environmental travel practices with an ethos of leaving nothing behind.

 

Restaurant at the Edge of the World, Tasmanian Walking Company

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. Post dinner, take your Tassie pinot to a quiet deck for your own private sunset.

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

The Blade, Three Capes Lodge Walk

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 the sea breeze in your toes.

Those with a penchant for pampering can forego today’s walk and spend the day at Cape Pillar Lodge. Enjoy one of our relaxing treatments ranging from 30 to 60 minutes and immerse yourself in the enchanting surrounds.

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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 (approximately 5.45pm) via the airport (approximately 5.30pm).  We will finish in Hobart with a glass of celebratory bubbles.

Itinerary Details

Three Capes Lodge
Walk on the Wild Side

Available departures: October 7, 9, 13, 19, 25, 29, & 31, 2021

Price per person for departures (inc. GST) $2,337
  • 4 Day Guided Walk (Twin Share)
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 7 guests (Twin Share).
  • Maximum guests - 14 (Twin Share)

Bookings:

Single supplement

All accommodation is twin share. Single travellers may be required to share a twin room with another walker of the same gender if the departure fills to capacity. To guarantee a single room for the duration of the walk a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. This needs to be requested at the time of booking.

Terms and Conditions 

  • Walk on the Wild side Walks cannot be booked by guests where COVID-19 is impacting their capacity to travel at the time of booking.
  • All prices are quoted per person in $AUD including GST 
  • Full payment and the Guest Information Form are due at time of booking. 
  • Travel and pre and post-trip accommodation expenses are not included.
  • The offer only applies to new Walk on the Wild Side Walk bookings.
  • Our standard booking terms and conditions apply, subject to the following temporary exception:

If you have a booking on a Walk on the Wild Side departure and COVID-19 directly impacts your capacity to travel, you may postpone your booking subject to the following booking guarantee terms and conditions:

  1. The guarantee is only valid for Walk on the Wild Side bookings;
  2. The guarantee only applies for guests with bookings directly impacted COVID-19, as per the following: 
    • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 prior to your departure date;
    • If you are directed by a Government official or medical practitioner to self-isolate for any reason associated with COVID-19; or
    • If Government COVID-19 policy (domestic or foreign) relevant to your residential address or travel circumstances directly impacts your capacity to travel (i.e. State border closure)
  3. Guests can change or postpone their walk booking within 14 days of the departure date, subject to the guest being directly impacted by COVID-19 as per conditions 2;
  4. Guests making booking changes under the guarantee will be reimbursed in the form of a booking voucher (valid for 24 months) to the value of the original booking, with no additional charges (all change fees are waived);
  5. Guests must use the booking voucher for a walk departure on the same walk itinerary within 24 months of the voucher being issued;
  6. Booking vouchers are not redeemable for cash; 
  7. Guests may request a full refund otherwise they will automatically receive a booking voucher as outlined in points 4 - 6 above;
  8. Tasmanian Walking Company reserves the right to request supporting evidence to determine your eligibility prior to approving the postponement of your booking.
  9. Tasmanian Walking Company reserves the right to amend or withdraw the offer at any time.

Inclusions

  • Return transfers from Hobart
  • Lodge accommodation 
  • All meals,  non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of Tasmanian wines
  • 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

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