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With some of the tallest sea cliffs in Australia, Cape Raoul is a daunting promontory jutting south from the Tasman Peninsula.
This walk takes you through heath, woodland, and rainforest vegetation to stunning coastal seascapes that feature rock platforms, towering cliffs, offshore islands and swirling seas.
The Tasman Peninsula has an absolute abundance of dolerite and is a revered region for rock climbing amongst vertical terrain enthusiasts.
Perhaps one of the most classic climbs on the peninsula is called 'Pole Dancer', a vertical pillar of dolerite at the tip of Cape Raoul. The route begins in the Cape Raoul carpark at the end of Stormlea Road and follows a very smooth, well graded track to the end of Cape Raoul.
At 14.5km in length, this out-and-back route is littered with remarkable viewpoints, jaw dropping plunges to the turbulent seas below, and nooks out of the wind to simply be still, quiet and joy-filled.