Walk the Tasman Peninsula

Hobart, Tasmania

Trip Highlights

  • Stay in Historic Port Arthur
  • Dolerite Cliffs at Cape Hauy
  • Sea Spires of Cape Raoul
  • Selections of The Three Cape Track
  • Visit the Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture Gallery
  • Stunning Views & Soaring Cliffs


The southeast of Tasmania, the Tasman Peninsula, has drawn visitors for centuries with its remote and rugged landscape and distinctive wildlife. This tour takes all the best of this area and combines it into one amazing experience. Stay your entire trip in the historic Port Arthur, and walk selections of the well known and unique Three Capes Track. Explore the stunning landscape that surrounds these capes from light woodland to heathland and, of course, witness the sea cliffs themselves. Hike through the spires of Cape Raoul, travel through sea-carved caves and passed blowholes, walk up to soaring sea cliffs, and explore sand dunes and secluded beaches at Crescent Bay. The dramatic dolerite rock columns are the main attraction here, but there is so much more to be explored. Gear up for this one of a kind adventure in some of Australia’s most stunning landscapes. 

Operated by Intrepid Travel

This trip is offered and operated by Wildland’s parent company, Intrepid Travel. Intrepid is an international adventure travel company committed to offering sustainable, experience-rich journeys across the globe. They’ve led the way with ethical, small-group travel since 1989, helping guests discover the magic of travel more than 30 years! When you sign up for this trip, you will be taken into Intrepid’s registration system, and book directly with them.

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$1485 Per Person
$250 Single Supplement  

$250 Single Supplement

A single supplement is available on this trip for an extra fee if you would prefer to not have a roommate. This supplement applies to all your nights but is subject to availability. Please speak to a representative or your booking agent if you are interested. Once on our trek we will not have the ability to put guests in single rooms.

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Trip Type: Intrepid Walking Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-10
Trip Length: 4 Days
Distance: 20MI / 32KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This trip follows mostly well-maintained trails with occasional more rugged sections. It includes mostly moderate hiking distances and elevation with some more strenuous distances and elevation. Many of the cape trails are along sheer, unprotected sea cliffs and involve descents and ascents with large and steep steps.

Hiking Distances:

8.6MI / 14KM

Backpack Weight:

8-12 pounds


Lightly Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:


Heights Exposure:

Significant Exposure

Please Note: Terrain, Elevation Gain and Heights Exposure ratings reflect the section or day of the trip with the maximum difficulty of each. Much of the trip is at easier levels. See the trip itinerary for more detailed information.


  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 4-6 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on maintained trails with occasional more rugged sections.


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this hiking tour a Level 2 for solitude. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time.

This trip can be booked as a private tour directly with Intrepid Travel by calling  1-800-970-7299.

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Day 1: Hobart / Port Arthur

  • Orientation Meeting: 9am
  • Travel: Drive to Port Arthur 
  • Activities Included: Ningina Tunapri TMAG’s Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture Gallery, Port Arthur Historic Site Entry and Tour

Say hello to Tasmania! Your journey begins this morning in Hobart with a 9am orientation meeting where you will meet your group leader and fellow travelers. Pick up something to pack away for lunch later before heading out to Ningina Tunapri- TMAG’s Tasmanian Aboriginal culture gallery. You’ll start your tour in this way to connect with the original owners of this land and peninsula. Afterward, take a drive to Port Arthur and go an included tour of the historic site, learning about it’s history as a penal colony. After sunset, you can also choose to go on an after dark tour to learn about the town’s spooky past. 

Please be sure to attend the orientation meeting as you will need to provide insurance and emergency contact information at this time. You will also need to make sure to be on time as the group will leave for your adventure immediately after the meeting. Please note that the after dark tour of Port Arthur is only offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Talk to your group leader if you’re interested in booking this activity. 

Day 2: Cape Raoul Track

  • Travel: Drive to Trailhead
  • Activities Included: Cape Raoul Track 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hiking Distance: 8.6MI / 14KM

Eat hardy at your included breakfast this morning before heading out for the day’s adventure on the Tasman Peninsula. Take a drive out to the trailhead of Cape Raoul track where you’ll be hiking today along the coast and high heathland. Eventually, the landscape will open up for wonderful views of the dolerite cliffs in Tasman National Park. As the tallest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere towering nearing 1000 ft directly above the sea, these giants are spectacular to see and resemble something out of a fantasy movie. Your group will then move on to trek through plateaus speckled with coastal shrubs and yellow flowers that also offer vistas of Mt. Brown, Arthurs Peak, Mt Fortescue, and the dizzyingly high cliffs of Cape Pillar. Pause for a picnic lunch once you reach the jagged spires of Cape Raoul and then head back the same way you came for spectacular views before loading up and heading back to Port Arthur for a quiet evening. 

Day 3: Tasman Peninsula

  • Travel: Drive to Trailhead 
  • Activities Included: Cape Hauy Track
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 
  • Hiking Distance: 6.2MI / 10KM

Gear up for another day of exploring some of the world’s most stunning dolerite sea cliffs, sea stacks, and pillars. Take a drive out to Cape Hauy after breakfast for the start of another amazing hike. Begin by trekking through light woodland and heath sprinkled with wildflowers before reaching a series of steep stone steeps that descend down to the cape. This desecnt is rather steep and your group will be hiking back up in later in the day, but we promise the views are worth it. You’ll enjoy another picnic lunch among the scenery before continuing on to Cape Hauy. Many visitors to this place feel as though they were are the edge of the earth as the roaring sea pounds against dolerite rock formations. Once you’ve had some time to soak up the views, head back toward the car and into Port Arthur for another evening of leisure. 

Day 4: Port Arthur

  • Included Activities: Remarkable Cave to Crescent Bay Walk
  • Meals Included: Breakfast 
  • Hiking Distance: 4.6MI / 7.5KM

Today is your last day on the Tasman Peninsula and a you’ll get a change of pace in the scenery you’ll visit. Your group’s final walk will be a visit to Remarkable Cave, which certainly lives up to its name. After you explore these sandstone tunnels carved by the sea itself, trek on past the Maingon Blowhole and along the coast to reach Crescent Bay. This secluded area requires a little bit of rock scrambling to get to, but that’s one of the reasons it’s so secluded.

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Trip Details

Trip Details


  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • Transportation: Walking, Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights Motel
  • Activities Included
    • Hobart – ningina tunapri TMAG’s Tasmanian Aboriginal culture gallery
    • Port Arthur Historic Site – Entry and tour
    • Tasman Peninsula – Cape Raoul Track
    • Tasman Peninsula – Cape Hauy Track
    • Tasman Peninsula – Remarkable Cave
    • Tasman Peninsula – Waterfall Bay, Tessellated Pavement & Tasman Arch
    • Tasman Peninsula – Canoe Bay Walk

Important Notes

  • A single supplement is available on this trip if you would prefer to not have a roommate. This supplement applies to all your nights but is subject to availability. Please speak to a representative or your booking agent if you are interested.
  • This tour starts with an orientation meeting on day 1 at 9am in Hobart and ends upon arrival in Hobart on day 4 around 5pm.

Essential Packing List

  • Small to Medium Day Pack: used for carrying essentials on treks
  • Hiking Clothing: mix of lightweight quick-drying clothes and warmer layers
  • Hiking Boots: comfortable with good tread that you can walk in all day
  • Camp Shoes: comfortable footwear for wearing in the evenings and on shorter walks
  • Sport or Water Sandals
  • Warm Jacket or Fleece
  • Rain Jacket and/or Windbreaker
  • Water Bottle or Bladder for a Hydration Pack
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Toiletries

Optional Packing List

  • Small First Aid Kit (Your guide will have a large one)
  • Sleep Aids: such as ear plugs or eye mask
  • Trekking Poles
  • Camera, Spare Batteries, Power Bank (You will have access to power to recharge your items)
  • Swimwear
  • Good Book or Journal

Itinerary & Accommodations Disclaimer

The itineraries on Intrepid trips are updated frequently to reflect the current state of the destination and based on guest comments. Therefore it is essential that you review the itinerary information directly before your trip as there may have been changes since you booked with us. Additionally, weather, holidays, local conditions, transportation schedules, and a variety of other factors may cause us to change the itinerary during your adventure. Your guide will inform you of any changes to your trip as soon as the information is available.

Similarly, the accommodation types listed here are meant to be used as a guideline and are not guaranteed.  It is sometimes necessary to make alternative arrangements due to a lack of availability or a change in itinerary. In these situations, we will use like standard of accommodation.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Starting Point

  • This trip begins with an orientation meeting at 9am on day 1 at the Travelodge in Hobart
  • Travelodge Hobart, 167 Macquarie St, Hobart, AUSTRALIA

Ending Point

  • This trip ends upon arrival in Hobart in day 4, typically around 5pm.
  • Travelodge Hobart, 167 Macquarie St, Hobart, AUSTRALIA

Health and Safety Considerations

The health and well-being of guests and guides is Intrepid’s top priority. Please review our itinerary and activities carefully to assess whether you are able to cope with and enjoy this particular trip. If our group leader or any local guide determines a guest is not able to participate in the itinerary without undue risk to themselves or others in the group, we reserve the right to deny said guest access to all or a portion of the trip without refund.

Group Size & Age Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Minimum Group Size: 1
  • Maximum Group Size: 10

Weather in Tasmania

Travelers will need to be prepared for any kind of weather as Tasmania can experience very hot and very cold and wet weather, sometime within the same day. The warmest season in Tasmania in summer from December to March where highs can be from the low 60s to the low 70s F. Winter brings highs in the 30s and 40s F.

Even in summer, Tasmania can experience cold, windy, and wet temperatures because of its proximity to Antarctica. Sitting at a latitude of about 40 degrees south as the southern most tip of Australia, this island often experiences the “roaring 40s”– strong westerly winds that come from Antarctica– that make even the day time very cold. Travelers should come prepared for all extremes from hot and dry to rainy and wet.

It is recommended to keep on eye on the forecast leading up to your trip so that you will have more detailed information about what the weather will be. But keep in mind that the weather in alpine regions of Tasmania can change suddenly and without warning.

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