Tasmania – Three capes walk

Third part of our Tassie adventure brings possible the most spectacular walks in Australia! We’ll look into 3 Capes – Cape Hauy, Cape Pillar and Cape Raul. Read on 😉

Treti clanek z Tasmanie prinasi TRI stezky na TRI vybezky a co vam budem povidat, i tentokrat je o co stat. Ctete dal!



If you love walks, missed out Overland track, this is a great opportunity to make it out.

There is more ways how to make 3 Capes walks work. The “easiest” and priciest is to book it as an adventure tour. For around $400 (per person!!) you can explore this region with luxury accommodation, own slaves etc… you guessed it right..we did it on our own and it’s actually quite easy to plan 😉

Cape Hauy

Starting at Fortescue Bay in Tasman National Park this walk is a great start to get the idea what Capes walks are about.. the scenery loooks like from adventurous movies, pure nature, sound of ocean and wind, and more and more spectacular views as you get closer.

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The path goes up and down, there are some stairs and turns, our recommendation is to have a tube of ice cream beforehand and you will “fly” :). It took us 3 hours return even with a photoshoot at the end :).

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Cape Pillar

Second day was dedicated to Cape Pillar. The walk starts at the beginning of Tasman National park before entrance to Fortescue Bay campsite. We took our sleeping bags and tent because this walk is pretty long and usually done overnight.

There is a campsite after around 10km. Our plan was to put up our tent there, walk to Cape and sleep there on our way back. Well, at the end we were well ahead with our time and decided to make it back to the car in one day.
The campsite is infamous for leeches which helped us decide faster. We don’t really like those suckers!

The walk is very easy first 10, 12 maybe even 13km. They built lovely boardwalk and it’s mainly flat. After the mentioned leeches campsite are luxurious brand new cottages for people who booked 3 capes experience with a tour. The walk go through this little “village” and it’s like oasis in the middle of forest.

The views start shortly after last civilization. The forest disappear and open up whole new scenery.

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The final part is the best! Steep and very open cliffs, but who cares, there’s no adventure without facing a bit of fear :). We were lucky to be there alone! This Cape is popular, but all people were already gone when we get near the top.

If you have a time, go discover other side – The Chasm..we made it to a seal bay view only, but we met people who said it’s worthy discovering and it’s very wild – good to go there if the Pillar is full ;).

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Cape Raul

This walk starts at different area in Tasman NP, it’s free of charge and there is a fun campsite which is part of someone’s garden. It’s about 4hrs return nice forest walk rewarded by scenic views at the end.
We weren’t so lucky with weather this time, but we stayed dry and cool with our special company

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Recommendation? Walk all 3 Capes! Each of them is different and unique.
If you can do just one I’d personally recommend Cape Pillar and if you’re very short on time do at least Cape Hauy to get an idea what are you missing out 😉

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Mate radi prochazky prirodou? A obcas treba i nejakej ten vystup na kopecek a vyhled? Dneska slavime 3 roky blogu s 3ma vybezkama pohadkove Tasmanie :). Popiseme vam je pekne v poradi v jakym jsme je sli my ;).

Cape Hauy

Stezka na tento vybezek zacina stejne jako i dalsi v Tasman NP. My to pojali jako sviznou vecerni prochazku. Kybl zmrzliny se ukazal byt optimalnim palivem pro tuto cestu. Je tam spousta schodu a jde to nahoru a dolu a zkratka neni nouze o spalovani kalorii a cukricku. Jakmile se otevre krajina spadne vam celist.. anebo aspon mne spadla! Dojdete na vyhlidku z ktery uvidite kudy dal pujdete a zacnou se vam podlamovat kolena (nekterym nadsenim, jinym z tech schodu 🙂

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Od ty vyhlidky uz je to pastva pro oci a dusi – pripadate si jako kdyz jste sami na svete. Neexistuje nic jinyho nez TADY a TED. Jste tam jenom vy a priroda a hukot oceanu. Nadhera!

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Cape Pillar

Dalsi den se vydavame na Pillar. Jdeme na tezko – Tomino ma zepredu batohu pripevneny duc duc partie (spacaky) a ja tahnu vodu a ovoce (Tomino testuje starou zalesackou fintu s rozlozenim vahy na 30-40% vahy vepredu). Cape Pillar se totiz vetsinou chodi s mezi-prespanim v kempu, kterej se nachazi cca po 10km. Jsme uz mazaci a tech prvnich 10km je jak nic a tak se rozhodneme to jit na jeden zatah. Kousek za kempem se nachazi nove vybudovany luxusni dreveny chaty pro turisty co jdou vsechny Capy s cestovkou a vyzaduji vlastni otroky.. :). Prochazime primo tema chatama a je to fakt pekny ubytko uprostred oazy, uplne jak delany pro nejaky odpocinkovy pobyty 😉

Po chatach uz zacne ridnout les a my konecne vidime kam jdeme – anebo aspon priblizne. Jde se nam dobre protoze jsou vsude vybudovany dreveny cesticky a cesta utika a zacinaji byt cim dal zajimavejsi vyhledy. Hlavne v nas neskutecne roste zvedavost co bude to samotne finale. Zdalky zatim jenom chvilema vidime krasny ostrov s majakem a to samo o sobe je dokonaly, ale proste nejak tusime, ze bude nejaka specialitka na zaver.

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Uz tam skoro jsme a cesta se rozdeluje 2ma smerama – jednim smerem je vyhlidka na tulene, druhym vrcholek. Jdeme na tulene a potkavame zajimavy par, ktery se vyhrabal z krovi u vyhlidky a absolvoval i “Chasm” skulinku mezi skalama a dle poskrabanych noh i zjevne pekne divokou cestu. Chasm nam doporucuji, ale my bohuzel nemame uz moc casu – chceme dorazit k autu za svetla. Zkouknem a hlavne poslechnem si tulene a pokracujem v krasojizde.

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Samotnej vrchol je tresnickou na dortu. Mrknete do galerky ;). Finalni vylez je na tzv. čepel, ktera couha jak nahoru tak i dopredu a rozhodne nedoporucujeme jist cokoliv pred vystupem nahoru. Pod vama je nekolik SET metru volny pad do more, fouka vitr a zavrat vas pokousi jak vecerni bramburky u televize 🙂

Cape Raul

Posledni v serii, tahle stezka zacina jedina v jiny casti NP a cesta tam je pestra – pripadame si jak kdyz jedeme nekomu na vesnici pres pozemek – vsude venkovska staveni a volne pobihajici drubez. Mijime ostruzinovy kere a bohuzel prazdny stanek s BIO ovecem a zeleninou az dojedem na nenapadny parkoviste, kde konci cesta a zacina les a stezka.

U parkoviste se za plotem nachazi kemp, ktery vytvoril kreativni mistni obyvatel z casti svy zahrady. Vybudoval tam stylovou kadibudku a kreativnima napisama vas zve nejenom do kempu, ale i na domaci marmeladu a med a kdo vi co jeste :).

Na posledni Cape nejdeme sami – pribirame do party Puua, kterej je nadsenej, ze jsme ho konecne vzali ven. Uz nemame tolik stesti na pocasi, je hodne vetrno a mistama prsi, ale dodava to cely krajine zas novej raz a energii – clovek ma pak z ty prirody jeste vetsi respekt.

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Vsechny 3 prochazky dohromady tvori jeden z nejsilensjich a nejdivocejsich zazitku z CELE Australske expedice a to v nasem pripade je celkem dost, protoze sme za ten necely rok prosli opravdu skoro vsechno co sme mohli.

Na chvilku se opet rozloucime s Tasmanii, ale rozhodne jeste nekoncime! To nejlepsi terpve prijde.. sledujte nas a nechte se prekvapit 😉

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One Response to Tasmania – Three capes walk

  1. Romi says:

    Nádhera, krásná divočinka. Jste dokonale připravení na budoucí nošení dětiček na svých tělech, udržte si to :). BaRaJ

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