Gear checklist

The items on the gear list below will be packed into your 50-litre pack (provided) and carried by you.

Essential Gear List

When you depart Hobart it would be great if you could have all the gear you intend to take with you separated from any other luggage (perhaps in a garbage bag).  This will make the packing process run more smoothly.

  • Light weight lace-up walking boots or shoes with ankle support and treaded soles (full-grain leather or Gore-tex with Vibram soles recommended).

We can not over-emphasise the importance of appropriate footwear.  Running shoes, sand shoes, elasticised boots and similar are not acceptable. Boots/shoes must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters.  We are more than happy to discuss footwear with you.

  • Polar fleece jacket (preferred) or woollen jumper/pullover 
  • Light jumper (warm)
  • Beanie 
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Shorts and/or light walking trousers
  • Thermal base layer (long-sleeved top and long johns - merino or polypropylene)
  • Warm, long pants (evening lodge wear)
  • Shirts/t-shirts (merino or polypropylene; 3 recommended)
  • Socks (3 pairs recommended)
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight indoor footwear (crocs/sports sandals; for lodge use)
  • Sun hat & sunscreen (small bottle for use during the day)
  • Travel towel or body chamois for showers and swimming
  • Water bottle(s) or water bladder (2-litre total capacity required; our packs can fit a water bladder - just ask your guides)
  • Any personal medication, including anti-inflammatories and EpiPens
  • A small bottle of hand sanitiser to use whilst on track. You can refill at the lodges each evening.

* DENIM AND COTTON CLOTHING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE

Recommended Gear List

  • Walking poles (assists with balance and muscle fatigue)
  • Water-proof overpants (highly recommended- particularly in winter months)
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries or USB power cord for camera (there are two USB charging stations in each room)

Optional Gear List

  • Bathers (for swimming and for the plunge bath at Cape Pillar Lodge)
  • Small mirror (especially if you wear contact lenses)
  • Head torch
  • We can provide disposable facemasks whilst on your walk if you choose to wear one.  Alternatively, you may wish to bring your own disposable or reusable masks.  Please note if you are planning to bring reusable masks we do not have the facilities to wash and dry daily (as per health advice),  therefore, you will need to bring enough for the duration of your experience and a safe way to carry them.

* Tip: Layering of clothing has long been the basis for dressing in the outdoors and the gear list above follows this principle. When the temperature drops, we add another layer of insulation; if it rains, we add a rain shell on top and when it’s warm and dry, we strip off a layer.

* Your comfort and enjoyment are of paramount importance to us, and our intention is to keep your pack weight to a minimum. Aim for one set of warm clothes for evening and another set to wear whilst walking. Thermals are necessary due to their lightweight, quick-drying and warm properties.

* While the lodges include drying rooms for wet gear, they do not incorporate laundry facilities. If you adhere to the packing list, you should be all set for the duration of your walk.

* Please note that guides will do a thorough gear check prior to departure. If you are unsure about anything on the gear list, please call us or talk to your local outdoor adventure store.

Recommended Tasmanian Adventure Stores

These local stores can help with gear and advice.  Visit or call in advance to arrange delivery to your home or collection prior to departure.
 
Hobart
 
• Find Your Feet | 107 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000 | 0466 906 167 | website | TWC walker discount 20% (Code: TasWalkingCo)
• Tasmanian Made Smitten Merino Clothing | 47 Sandy Bay Rd, Battery Point TAS 7004 | (03) 6212 0197 | website | TWC walker discount 10% (Code: TasWalkingCo)
• lululemon Hobart | Shop T11/49-51 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000 | (03) 6231 1406 | website
• Macpac Hobart | 99 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000 | (03) 8652 1451 | website
• Paddy Palin | 111 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000 | (03) 6236 9341 | website

 
Launceston   
 
• Find Your Feet | 23 Kingsway, Launceston TAS 7250 | 0416 846 967 | website | TWC walker discount 20% (Code: TasWalkingCo)
• Aspire Adventure Equipment| 136 York St, Launceston TAS 7250 | (03) 6331 8708 | website
• Macpac Launceston | 26/22-28 Kingsway, Launceston TAS 7250 | (03) 6331 1139 | website
• Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment | 110 George St, Launceston TAS 7252 | (03) 6331 4240 | website
  • What we provide
    • 50-litre canvas pack  (available on the morning of departure)
    • Rain jacket (3-layer membrane; waterproof and breathable - available on the morning of departure)
    • Pack liner
    • Lightweight travel quilt cover and fitted sheet carried by you (our quilts are specifically designed for us and provided in the Lodges)
    • Lunch container, cutlery and travel mug
    • Small day pack for return walk Cape Pillar Lodge - Blade - Cape Pillar Lodge (day three)
    • Basic toiletries (sunscreen, after sun care, insect repellent, Sorbolene-based moisturiser; available at each lodge)
    • Bio-degradable liquid soap (also suitable as a shampoo; available at each lodge - we would appreciate it if you used our soap, as it is phosphorus-free and suited to our greywater systems)
    • Library offering a range of books and games (including field guides) 


    * Please note: any luggage not required on your walk can be stored at our office and will be returned to you at the conclusion of your walk.

    If you have your own hiking gear please feel free to bring it along to use.  Our guides will ensure it is suitable on the morning of your departure.

  • Gear hire
    • Three Capes Gear and Gourmet, has walking poles, over-pants and headlamps available for hire.
    • They will conveniently deliver to our walkers base for the start of your walk.
    • To organise hire gear please visit https://twc.3capesgearandgourmet.com.au/

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