It’s been coined ‘Australia’s premier coastal bushwalking experience’ and the Three Capes Track, Tasmania, is now open for booking.
Lonely Planet Asia Pacific Sales & Marketing Director, Chris Zeiher said, “Giving access to some of the most dramatic coastal cliffs in all of Australia in a slightly more comfortable way for people to access was a really important thing to get out to the global travel community.”
The track links Denman’s Cove, opposite the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, to Cape Hauy, passing Pillar and Raoul on the way . The mud-free Australian Standard Class 3 design is wide enough for walkers to enjoy side by side before settling into their comfortable accommodation for the night.
The Three Capes Track can be admired walking in one direction, with bookings for only 48 walkers per day. Participants can expect timber boardwalk, gravel and stone steps, dotted with carefully designed seating along the 46km journey. Walkers are required to stay one night in each overnight stop – cabins and quarters are architecturally conceived to capture nature’s best side.
Three environmentally sensitive cabins have been designed to make maximum use of the sun, maintaining warmth year-round through passive solar design alongside carefully integrated pellet heaters. With visitor comfort and minimising environmental impact the central focus, the cabins provide guests with a choice of comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces.
- Elevated walkways and verandahs allow visitors to easily move between buildings while protecting the vegetation and reducing the impact on the environment.
- Building materials were selected to provide maximum fire protection, minimise environmental impact and maintenance needs.
- Pure fresh rain water is collected for drinking, cooking and hand washing.
- Toilet waste is collected for offsite disposal and treatment.
- Pellet heaters using waste timber are provided in the communal areas.
- Windows slope downwards to minimise the risk of bird strike.
Cabin sites are situated in bush fire protection zones and minimise the risk to visitors from hazards like failing branches from decayed trees.