Three Capes Lodge "Yoga Walk" with Pure Yoga Tasmania
Departs January 9, 2021
Our Special Interest Experiences are extraordinary collaborations between The Tasmanian Walking Company and very special people. We have been dreaming of offering yoga, mindfulness and meditation on our Three Capes Lodge Walk. Practising flowing yoga at sunrise, walking in peace through towering forests and meditating in the serene wilderness...it is with great pleasure that we can now share with you this transformational experience on the stunning Three Capes Track with Rebecca Chabot of Pure Yoga Tasmania.
Rebecca brings unique experience and knowledge to this nature-based workshop. Rebecca holds a PhD in Ecology and your yoga experience will be inspired by the wonders of the surrounding wilderness. A senior-level yoga and meditation instructor of 25 years, she will help you discover how conscious moving and breathing in nature can help you reconnect to heal old wounds, tap into your creativity, feel more happiness, and awaken your physical body. Rebecca will lead daily yoga, meditation and breathing practices that will help your body recover, and that will enhance your connection to nature, your companions, and yourself. You will leave the experience feeling recharged and captivated by this life.
The Three Capes Track is a journey to the world’s edge and a spectacular backdrop to witness the soaring flight of Tasmania's sea eagles. Journey along some of the world’s highest sea cliffs with The Three Capes Lodge Walk, the only fully guided Three Capes Track experience with accommodation inside the National Park.
Direct bookings only. For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company on (03) 6392 2211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Chabot and Pure Yoga Tasmania
Born in Mississippi, Rebecca Chabot began studying yoga and meditation in Seattle over 25 years ago. She moved to Tasmania in 2001 and has been dedicated to teaching for 15 years, in both Australia and North America. Rebecca is recognised by the international yoga community as an exceptional instructor who fuses yoga, meditation and philosophy in an accessible and relevant way. As an ecologist, Rebecca understands the interconnection between the internal and the external, and she inspires students to use the practice as a deep dive inwards to stretch and strengthen not only the body but also the heart and mind. Her business, Pure Yoga Tasmania, offers special workshops, online courses and yoga retreats in Australia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
“Yoga for me is a way of life. My practice enables me a deeper awareness of my thoughts and emotions, and therefore of my actions.
Once we are aware of what’s going on inside, we can take the reins and change what needs to be changed in our lives. It’s like returning home. ”
TESTIMONIAL FOR REBECCA'S RETREATS
"You are a wonderful teacher and I feel so privileged to have learned so much from you. For anyone considering investing in themselves with the gift of time to step away from the daily grind and go to one of your retreats, I say “yes, you deserve it and no, you don’t need to justify it”. One of the best things is meeting and connecting with wonderful like-minded souls that you bring together and coming away having the tools to deal with life". - luckyflick, Instagram, Nov 22, 2019
Three Capes Lodge 'Yoga Walk' (4-days)
Ready to walk the world’s edge? Journey along some of the world’s highest sea cliffs with The Three Capes Lodge Walk, the only fully guided Three Capes Track experience with accommodation inside the National Park. The experience begins with salty wind in your hair - a boat cruise across to Denman’s Cove. It’s then onward to Crescent Bay Lodge, sitting loftily with views across to Cape Raoul.
Our Crescent and Pillar lodges were designed with yoga in mind. Stunning decks and separate lounges with extensive windows that open to surrounds create beautiful spaces to practice yoga and meditation inspired by yoga. Rebecca will lead sessions in the morning and afternoon and offer mindfulness tips that can be practised on the walks.
This unique walk is offered in summer to coincide with warmer temperatures and if weather permits, yoga sessions will be offered outdoors with incredible views.
Retreat from your busy life for a week and allow the natural beauty of Tasmania to guide you into a new way of being. Relax, awaken your senses and reconnect to your deeper self with daily meditations, invigorating yoga, and local food and wine. Learn strategies to redesign your life so you live with more joy and less stress. Nourish your mind, body, and soul and return home feeling captivated by this life.
Price $3,695 pp
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.
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.
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 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.
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 via the airport. We will finish in Hobart with a glass of celebratory bubbles.
Our Private Lodges
Each evening, settle into the only private accommodation within the Tasman National Park. Our lodges offer true shelter - a place of protection and refuge. They are simple yet sustainable. Comfortable and inviting.
Walkers have exclusive use of our two lodges along the Three Capes Track. Both are discreetly positioned along the trail, their design responding to contours of the land. Hot showers, generous lounge areas and plush pillows await.
The final steps of each day’s walk lead to your lodge accommodation where afternoon tea is served. Free time allows you to explore the lodge, settling on a suitable perch for a glass of Tasmanian wine while your guides prepare the evening meal. As night falls, outdoor decking entices for star gazing on clear southern nights.
Large sliding doors in the living and communal spaces invite the outdoors in, encouraging connection with your surrounds. Each lodge features a dining and kitchen area, expansive views and sleeping quarters with crisp linen. On your final two nights, a generous bath tub brims with restorative goodness.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
We consider it a great privilege to provide the only private lodging along this trail, and have taken every environmental consideration during the design and build process. Our lodges rest lightly within the natural environment. Sustainability features include water minimisation features and the latest solar power technology. Bird-friendly Archimedes wind turbines bolster our renewable energy resources.
We’ve also worked closely with the topography of the land - each lodge aligning to contours of the existing landscape. This not only has minimised impact on the surrounding vegetation, but allows our accommodation to blend into nature’s setting.
We trust you’ll enjoy your days and restful nights with us.
Three Capes Lodge 'Art Walk' (4-days)
Departs January 9, 2020
Also "Available By Request"
- 4 Day Guided Walk (Twin Share)
- Maximum guests - 14 (Twin Share)
|Price per person for departures (inc GST)||$3,695|
Direct bookings only:
- Phone: (03) 6392 2211
- Email: email@example.com
- or complete the below enquiry form
Single supplements are not available on this walk. Single travellers may be required to share a twin room with another walker of the same gender if the departure fills to capacity.
Booking Terms and Conditions
All prices are quoted per person in $AUD, including GST
View our booking terms and conditions
- 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