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There are few walks in the world quite like the Three Capes Track.
Purposefully designed to showcase the best of Tasmania, the trail hugs the rugged, dramatic coastline for the majority of the 46km / 4-day journey. Purposefully designed by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, the Three Capes Track is named, unsurprisingly, for the three capes that it traverses: Cape Raoul, Cape Hauy, and Cape Pillar.
However, these Capes are far from being the 'stars' of this hike, that is rather the scenery and wildlife that immerse the hike.
From the often-wild Tasman sea to the spectacular views from Arthur's Peak, from a dozing Echidna to a Migrating Whale, there is plenty on the hike to amaze and enchant.
And that is all before gazing South in the knowledge there is nothing but water between you and Antarctica. A purpose-built hike, those attempting to tackle the Three Capes Track need to book in advance.
From the meeting point at Port Arthur Historic Site, a boat takes walkers to Denmans Cove - the start point of the hike. The trail is divided into four stages, which must be adhered to.
The stages (4km, 11km, 17km and 14km) are manageable for anyone with a good level of fitness, and there are overnight cabins at the end of each day.
The trail is well-marked, and there are plenty of detours to summits and lookouts along the way. A truly spectacular hike in a truly spectacular place, Tasmania's Three Capes Track is one lives long in the memory of anyone who completes it.