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 year round.  From September through until the end of May we depart every other day for June through until August we schedule five departures per month.  For dates please refer to our booking calendar.
  • Walk accommodation
    Three Capes Lodge Walk (4-day walk)

    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.

    Three Capes Adventure (3-day walk)

    Night 1: Standup Point Camp is secluded accommodation on private coastal land, our camp represents the perfect place to retreat. Although the camp has been built completely off the grid, we are not without our creature comforts. With most of our days spent in wild, powerful, coastal places, our camp is a sanctuary we can return to at the end of day one, gathering in the dining room and sharing food and stories from the day. Each tent contains either 1 king size bed or 2 singles.
    Night 2: Guests have exclusive use of the only private Lodge accommodation along the track. Crescent Lodge is architecturally designed to sit lightly within the environment with stunning views. The Lodge is fitted out with everything you need for a very comfortable stay in the middle of the Tasmanian wilderness, including hot showers.


  • How many guests will be on my trip?
    Each trip requires a minimum of seven guests and has 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?
    Three Capes Lodge Walk (4-day walk)

    As long as you exercise regularly, are capable of walking an average of 12km for four consecutive days (with the longest day being 18kms), 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!

    Three Capes Adeventure (3-day walk)

    Three Capes Adventure presents a sustained challenge — most days the distance is greater than the Three Capes Lodge Walk, so you’ll be covering 45km over three days, rather than 48km over four days. The challenge lies in the distance covered particularly on day 3 which is the biggest day of walking (17km). A high level of fitness is therefore required, if you exercise regularly and are capable of walking between 14-17km for
    three consecutive days across varied terrain, you’ll be fine! If you feel this might be beyond
    your current level of fitness, you may prefer our signature walk.

    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, all items on the essential gear list plus any extras such as 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?
    We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. Please see our Booking Terms & Conditions for details and contact us if you have any questions.
  • 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?
    All meals and snacks are provided. The guides prepare scrumptious 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. *Please note in the best interests of our guests and staff we promote the responsible service of alcohol.
  • Where is the Relaxation Pavilion?

    The Relaxation Pavilion is only available on walks that visit Cape Pillar Lodge. The Three Capes Lodge Walk with our Signature four-day itinerary is the only walk that visits the Cape Pillar Lodge.

    The relaxation pavilion will not be available on the Three Capes Adventure, as we do not visit Cape Pillar Lodge.

  • What time does the trip commence and conclude?

    Three Capes Lodge Walk (4-day walk)

    At the start of your walk:  We pick up from MACq01 between 9am and 9.10am and then The Old Woolstore between 9.05am and 9.15am (please not depending on traffic conditions our bus may be up to 10 minutes late). The shuttle bus will not collect from hotels unless we’re advised that you need collection. Alternatively you can make your own way to our walker’s base  located at 164 Murray Street, Hobart at 9.30am. If you are staying at The Henry Jones Art Hotel you are across the street from MACq01 so please cross the road for collection. If you are staying anywhere else within Hobart, please make your way to our walkers base by 9.30am sharp (located at 164 Murray Street). 
    At the conclusion of your walk: The group will arrive back into Hobart at approximately 5.45pm for some celebratory bubbles with a Hobart airport drop off between 5.15pm and 5.30pm.

     

    Three Capes Adventure (3-day walk)

    At the start of your walk: Our shuttle picks up in front of MACq01 (18 Hunter Street, Hobart) at 7.05am and from reception at The Old Woolstore between 7.10am and 7.15am. The shuttle bus will not collect from hotels unless we’re advised that you need collection. If you are staying anywhere else within Hobart, please make your way to our walkers base by 7.30am sharp (located at 164 Murray Street). 
    At the conclusion of your walk: The group will arrive back into Hobart at approximately 5.45pm, following a Hobart Airport drop-off at approximately 5.30pm.

  • What accommodation options do we have pre-and post-walk?
    The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart 

    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 receive your discount at the time of booking, visit www.oldwoolstore.com.au

    • Type in the Promo code 'TWC'

    The Henry Jones Art Hotel, 25 Hunter Street, Hobart 

    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 reservations@thehenryjones.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 reservations@macq01.com.au and quote "Tas Walking Co" to receive your 10% discount.

    Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS

    Victorian-era style accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania. Perfect for couples, families, groups or corporates. Our central CBD location means we are within walking distance to shopping, eateries, activities and site seeing plus the popular Salamanca precinct. To receive your discount at the time of booking, visit www.hadleyshotel.com.au/

    • Type in the Promo code 'TWCHOH'

     

  • Are there age restrictions?
    Three Capes Lodge Walk (4-day walk)

    The minimum age for guests on our Three Capes Lodge Walk is 10 years old.

    Three Capes Adeventure (3-day walk)

    The minimum age for guests on our Three Capes Adventure is 12 years old.

    There are no upper age restrictions on our walks, however, for guests walking with us who are 69 or above we do require a GP to sign off on a letter we provide.

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