Three Capes Women's Winter Yoga Walk
June 2-5, 2024 | $3,795
Designed for women, this spectacular journey along the Three Capes in Winter promises to restore your body, reset your mind and deepen your connection to nature through gentle Yoga and Meditation with Jemma Louise. This is an opportunity to nurture oneself, to walk and be held by the powerful presence of the landscape.
Be guided through mindful meditations over rugged seascapes and harness the introspective nature of the Tasmanian Winter with reflective journaling by the fire and restorative yoga practices. The yoga and meditation practices are suitable for beginners. This is an alcohol-free walk.
For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company on (03) 6392 2211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Introducing Jemma Louise
Jemma is a Hobart based Yoga Teacher, Artist and Massage Therapist. As a practitioner of Hatha Yoga for the last 10 years, she has been learning about the body holistically through the introspective nature of Yoga and quiet power of present-moment awareness. Her love of the outdoors drew her to Tasmania 5 years ago, where she lived and worked remotely on the east coast. It was here that she developed a deep relationship between Yoga and the natural environment. The ever-changing moods of this wild island inform Jemma’s Yoga and art practice, with the intention to live more fully in our bodies, bring clarity to the mind and honour the healing qualities that nature presents us with. Jemma’s teaching style is gentle, seasonal and focussed on the needs of the individual.
Jemma teaches yoga at The Fourth Floor in Hobart
The Gentle Nature of Yoga
Scheduled around the daily walks, Jemma will guide you through restorative Yoga practices at the beginning and end of the day, as a means to reconnect our thinking mind with the innate wisdom of our bodies. With the powerful presence of Tasmania’s wild coastline, our perspective broadens and the mind quietens. Taking place in the depth of Winter, the woolly Tasman Peninsula is the perfect setting for introspection, to explore and engage with what Winter offers us as a contemplation. Each evening a gathering circle takes place, where reflective journaling by the fireside and a cuppa offers the opportunity to share and connect as Women in circle.
Jemma brings with her the experience of teaching Yoga for all levels, with her passion lying in listening deeply to the body and how this deepens our relationship with others and the world around us. She will provide you with the opportunity to wash away the stresses of life and create space to tune into the cycles of nature through embodied experience on the wind-swept edges of the Tasman Peninsula. All Yoga and meditation practices are suitable for beginners.
- Day 1: Pre-Walk Body and Breath awareness and a Mindful Moment, Evening Gentle Yoga with Meditation, Gathering Circle and Journalling Ritual
- Day 2: Pre-Breakfast Gentle Yoga, Post-Walk Restorative Yoga, Evening Gathering Circle with a Meditation and Journalling Ritual
- Day 3: Pre-Breakfast Gentle Yoga, Post-Walk Restorative Yoga, Evening Gathering Circle with a Meditation and Journalling Ritual
- Day 4: Pre-Breakfast Gentle Yoga and Meditation, End of Walk Gathering Circle with a Mindful Moment on the Beach
Highlights? - The Blade and Cape Hauy. Also LOVED the yoga and meditation elements! 10/10 -Lee H. June 2023.
Great experience. Nothing to fault - accommodation, food, guides, the walking tracks all top rate. So many highlights - yoga and teacher, the night sky, the awesome views, the knowledgeable guides, the host/cooks in the accommodation, the people we were fortunate enough to be walking with, and of course the great food. 10/10 Assunta T. June 2023.
Highlights? Women’s only. Yoga. The guides. The accommodation. Exceeded all my expectations. 10/10 Helen H., June 2023.
The food along the whole trip was excellent. It was great to have the option of a message at Pillar Lodge. Fantastic to be able to be guided through some yoga and meditation along the trip. All attention to detail taken care of well. Excellent supports in place for any situation. Very knowledgeable and experienced guides who prepared us well and realistically for each day ahead, telling many interesting stories and giving a lot of interesting information along the way. Many thanks to Steph and Frankie!
Also loved the yoga aspect. It was very special to be able to do yoga each morning with Jemma, watching the sun rising, and so beneficial at the end of each hiking day to stretch all those muscles that had been working hard. It was also lovely to practice some yoga on the beach, in the bush etc. 10/10 - Gillian H. June 2023
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.
A short wade ashore from the boat signals your arrival at Denman’s Cove. On day one, please wear shorts, zip-off walking trousers or pants that can be rolled above your knees. You may encounter knee-high waters, depending on where sandbanks have formed. At the beach, 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.
*Pre-Walk Body and Breath awareness and a Mindful Moment
*Evening Body Scan with a Meditation or Journaling Ritual.
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.
*Post-Walk Restorative Yoga
*Evening Body Scan with a Meditation or Journaling Ritual
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.
*Post-Walk Restorative Yoga
*Evening Body Scan with a Meditation or Journaling Ritual
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.
*End of Walk Restorative Yoga
*Closing with a Mindful Moment on the Beach
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 'Women's Yoga' Walk with Jemma Louise
June 2-5, 2024 | $3,795
- 4 Day Guided Walk.
- Available anytime by request for private groups.
- Each trip requires a minimum of 7 guests (Twin Share). The maximum is 13.
- Phone: (03) 6392 2211.
- Email: email@example.com.
- or complete the below enquiry form.
Special Interest Walks - Terms and Conditions
Our standard booking terms and conditions apply to all bookings. In addition:
- more than 90 days from the scheduled departure date, a fee of $350 per person will be charged with the balance payment refunded;
- within 90 days of departure, no refund is available. Bookings can be transferred to another name.
- Minimum numbers are required four months before departure.
- A single supplement is available and will cost $2,954 per person.
- Return transfers from Hobart.
- Lodge accommodation.
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages. Please note, this is an alcohol-free walk.
- 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 female guides for the duration of the walk. In the case of an emergency, guides may be male.
- Lodge hosts will not always be female.
- Have a burning question? Check out our FAQ page, and if you need further help please don't hesitate to contact our friendly reservations team.
- Ready to start planning your next adventure and want to know what to bring. Check out our detailed gear list, including details on what's provided. If your unsure about anything on the gear list please call us or talk to you local outdoor adventure store.
- Oh... and finally don't forget to bring comfortable athletic wear for yoga and meditation practices!