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 01 October and 31 May. During shoulder season (October, November, April, May) we have two departures per week. In peak season (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 Munro 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 and the trip fills to capacity, you may share a room with another walker of any 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, 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: 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). The bus will then pick up from Hobart airport at 10.00am.
Upon arrival at Port Arthur your guides will do a gear check and briefing. You will then have time to explore the historic site.
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 Salamanca Inn (10 Gladstone Street) is our preferred hotel. Our walkers receive a discounted room rate. When booking the Salamanca Inn, please ensure you mention you are walking with us at the time of booking. Bookings can be made directly with the hotel by emailing email@example.com or by phoning +61 3 6223 3300 (please state Three Capes Lodge Walk and your walk departure date).
If you chose to stay at another of Hobart’s CBD hotels prior to your departure, can you please advise us of this at least 10 days prior to your departure so we can pick you up from your hotel between 9.00am - 9.30am
- 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.