Frequently asked questions
The following are a few frequently asked questions about the Three Capes Track Walk that you may find useful.
- How often do trips depart?
Our trips depart between year round. During October, November, April, May we have two departures per week. In December, January, February, March we have three departures per week. For dates please refer to our booking calendar.
- Walk accommodation
Our groups have exclusive use of the only private Lodge accommodation along the track. Our lodges are architecturally designed to sit lightly within the environment with stunning views. The Lodges do not forego creature comforts with plenty of lounge areas and a dedicated relaxation area at Cape Pillar Lodge.
- How many guests will be on my trip?
Each trip requires a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 14 guests. All accommodation is twin share.
If you book on as a single walker or in an odd-numbered group and the trip fills to capacity, you will share a room with another walker of the same gender.
- How fit do I need to be?
As long as you exercise regularly, are capable of walking an average of 10km for four consecutive days (with the longest day being 15kms), and are comfortable with varied terrain, you’ll be fine! This track is considered a "dry foot track" so mud will not be an issue!
If you have any concerns about fitness, check out which walk is right for me please call 03 6392 2211 and speak with one of our friendly Reservations staff members. We are more than happy to discuss additional information about what you can expect.
- 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 pack weight.
If you adhere to our gear list, your pack will likely weigh between 7kg and 9.5kg. With special attention to reducing pack weight, your pack and its contents can weigh as little as 6.5 kg.
The pack and weather proof jacket that we provide have a combined weight of 2.5 kg, leaving 4.5- 6.5 kg for your personal items.
- What do we carry?
Each person must carry their lunch and water, wet weather gear, spare clothes for the lodges, thermals and warm clothing, plus any extras such as a camera.
- What style of shoe/boots should we have?
You will need lace-up hiking shoes or boots that have sturdy, treaded soles (full-grain leather or Gore-tex with Vibram soles recommended.
We cannot over-emphasise the importance of appropriate footwear. Running shoes, sand shoes, elasticised boots and similar are not acceptable. Boots must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. You will be unable to commence the walk without the appropriate footwear, so please feel free to contact us for more details. We are more than happy to discuss footwear with you.
- Do we need travel insurance?
- How many guides are there?
Our guides are passionate outdoor enthusiasts, educated interpreters and fantastic cooks all rolled into one. Two knowledgeable guides accompany each trip. This allows plenty of time for interpretation at interesting points along the track, photo opportunities, rest breaks and walking at your own pace.
- How about food?
The guides prepare scrumptious three-course meals each night. We are quite happy to cater for special dietary requirements, we just need to know in advance. We use fresh Tasmanian produce and evening meals are served with a selection of Tasmanian wines.
- What time does the trip commence and conclude?
At the start of your walk (for walks until 30 June 2019): If you are staying in Hobart the night prior to your walk we will collect you from your accommodation (within the CBD) between 9.00am and 9.30am (you will need to let us know where you are staying at least 10 days prior to your trip commencement date). You will then meet your guides for your gear check. For anyone staying on the Tasman Peninsula prior to the walk, please contact reservations to make arrangements regarding gear check and meeting time. Ph- 03 6392 2211 E- firstname.lastname@example.org. For Walks departing from 01 July 2019 we will do one pick up only at the Old Woostore. Please note if you are staying at the Henry Jones the meeting location is on site and if you are staying at MACq01 you will just need to walk across the road. At the conclusion of your walk: the group will arrive back into Hobart at approximately 6.00pm with a Hobart airport drop off at 5.30pm.
- What accommodation options do we have pre-and post-walk?
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart (our shuttle will pick you up from in front of reception at 9.20am)
This multi- award winning hotel has a reputation for being one of Australia’s most welcoming and relaxing inner-city hotels. The rooms are spacious and the hospitality friendly. To book visit www.oldwoolstore.com.au
- Enter your check in and check out dates, number of rooms and guests
- Hit 'Book Now'
- Once the booking page loads, select the 'Add Code' tab and change the discount code to 'Rate Access/Corporate Code'
- Type in the code
TWCand click 'Add' to receive your exclusive offer
A hotel where art and history collide. Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouse has been transformed into Australia’s first dedicated art hotel with views capturing the bustling wharf. Close to galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés.
The Henry Jones offers luxury boutique accommodation with warm friendly service. To book please email email@example.com and quote "Tas Walking Co" to receive your 10% discount.MACq01, 18 Hunter Street, Hobart
MACq 01 lives on Hunter Street on the old Hunter Island, one of the earliest sites of European settlement in Tasmania. Surrounded by yachts, docks, convict-built sandstone warehouses and a huge expanse of open water, the hotel boasts gorgeous views alongside supreme convenience.
MACq 01 is the perfect place to start telling your own Tasmanian story. Accommodation is available in a variety of luxurious suites and rooms. Each of the hotel’s 114 rooms are linked to a real character central to the story of Tasmania - heroes, villains, explorers, inventors, convicts, bushrangers, first people, industrial giants, political mavericks and much more.
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote "Tas Walking Co" to receive your 10% discount.
For walks departing up until 30 June 2019: If you are staying in Hobart the night prior to your walk we will collect you from your accommodation (within the CBD) between 9.00am and 9.30am (you will need to let us know where you are staying at least 10 days prior to your trip commencement date). You will then meet your guides for your gear check. For anyone staying on the Tasman Peninsula prior to the walk, please contact reservations to make arrangements regarding gear check and meeting time. Ph- 03 6392 2211 E- email@example.com. For walks departing from 01 July 2019 we will do one pick up only at the Old Woostore. Please note if you are staying at the Henry Jones the meeting location is on site and if you are staying at MACq01 you will just need to walk across the road.
- Are there age restrictions?
The minimum age for guests walking with us is 10 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.