FUTURE2 HIKING CHALLENGE 2024

FUTURE2 HIKING CHALLENGE

Location: Three Capes, Tasmania

Dates: 24 – 28 October 2024

Cost to participate: $2,649pp (see inclusions below)

Fundraising Target: $1,500pp

Max participants: 16 (don’t miss out!)

Nestled along the rugged coastline of Tasmania, this iconic hiking trail is an unmissable adventure with its spectacular views and rich biodiversity, earning its well-deserved reputation as a ‘bucket list’ hike. 

You’ll experience all 3 capes to which the Three Capes Track is named after. Enjoy the challenge of walking Cape Raoul and Cape Hauy, and rest your legs on a helicopter flight or boat cruise of Cape Pillar. Walks require only a day pack for personal items such as your lunch and camera.

The Hiking Challenge brings together professionals from across Australia for five unforgettable days and what’s more, it’s all to support a good cause!

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the wonders of Tasmania, embrace the challenge, seize the adventure, and make your mark on the Three Capes Track.

Trekking the Three Capes Track Three Ways - The Hobart Magazine

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 | Arrive in Hobart

Arrive Hobart anytime and check in to your hotel, this evening is at your leisure, you might like to meet up with fellow trekkers and head out for dinner. 
Accommodation in Hobart (included)

 

Day 2 | Cape Raoul Track 

This morning, we meet our guides at your hotel and prepare for our 7:30am departure.

Making our way out of Hobart and towards the Tasman Peninsula where the pristine Tasman National Park is located. This coastal wonderland boasts wild and rugged cliffs and rock formations, spectacular scenery, and over one-third of Tasmania’s recorded plant species, including more than 60 that are threatened.

We walk through tall eucalypt forest, sheoak woodland and coastal heath to reach the dramatic sea cliffs of Cape Raoul. Incredible views of remote Tasman Island and Cape Pillar as well as Storm Bay to Bruny Island in the distance. Here, we pause a moment longer to admire a colony of Australian fur seals nestled at the base of Cape Raoul; then we continue to Stewarts Bay Lodge, where we will spend the next two nights.

Dinner tonight is at the nearby 1830 Restaurant, where we enjoy magnificent views overlooking the Port Arthur Historic Site and a scrumptious two-course meal featuring local produce and wine.

Walking Distance: 15km

Inclusions – 

  • All transfers
  • Professional guide
  • Meals Included: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Deluxe Spa Chalets at Stewart Bay Lodge (twin share – single room supplement applies)

     

Day 3 | Tasman Coastal Track

After our lodge breakfast, we head to picturesque Waterfall Bay and begin today’s walk along the stunning Tasman Coastal Track, one of the area’s most beautiful walks! This challenging walk is often considered a trip highlight and worth the excursion.

We begin at Waterfall Bay, where a 100-metre waterfall plunges into the ocean – a spectacular sight! The track then gently climbs through tall stringybark forest before entering lush rainforest. Our ascent steepens as we make our way up Tatnels Hill until we reach our highest point of the day at 548 metres. The trail then winds downhill, gradually undulating as we continue along the coastal escarpment. The towering cliffs and dramatic rock formations providing awe-inspiring views, while the incredibly diverse wildlife offers an opportunity to spot wombats, echidnas, potoroos, and pademelons. This area is also home to Tasmania’s rare and endangered swift parrot.

We return to Stewarts Bay Lodge for dinner at the lodge’s own Gabriel’s Restaurant. Then it’s time to relax before an early night.

Walking Distance: 19km

Inclusions – 

  • All transfers
  • Professional guide
  • Meals Included: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Deluxe Spa Chalets at Stewart Bay Lodge (twin share – single room supplement applies)

 

Day 4 | Cape Pillar (flight or cruise) / Cape Hauy Track

A relaxed hot breakfast begins our day. As you sip your morning cuppa, you can choose your own adventure.

Would you like to see Cape Pillar by helicopter or cruise (included in price)? Today, we will also enjoy a walk to Cape Hauy.

For those who join the helicopter experience, your day offers a bird-eye view of Cape Pillar’s magnificent towering sea cliffs and Tasman Island with its exposed lighthouse. This experience is subject to a minimum number of 4 guests, and you will also enjoy a sit-down lunch at the Port Arthur Lavender Farm.

Alternatively, guests can enjoy a three-hour wilderness cruise around Cape Pillar. Gaping up at the majestic towering cliffs and delighting in the impressive views of the Three Capes.

The walk to Cape Hauy begins at Fortescue Bay – home to a colony of shy little penguins that can sometimes be seen at dusk when they return to their burrows. Winding through coastal forest with an abundance of wildflowers, there are many steps on this walk as we follow the track out to the exposed sea cliffs of Cape Hauy. Here we take a moment at the lookout to appreciate the views of the offshore sea stacks known as Totem Pole, The Candlestick and The Lanterns.

After our walk, we return to Hobart, arriving at approximately 8.00pm where we say our goodbyes while checking in to your hotel for your final night.

Walking Distance: 10km

Inclusions – 

  • All transfers
  • Helicopter or cruise experience
  • Professional guide
  • Meals Included: B, L
  • Accommodation in Hobart 

 

Day 5 | Hobart 

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before travelling home, your tour ends officially this morning.

Meals Included: B

Register here

 

Three Capes Track