THREE CAPES AND TASMAN PENINSULA – TAS

– 4 day Tasman Peninsula trek
– Four-star accommodation
– Restaurant quality meals
– Daypack carry only
– Professionally guided
– Fully supported
– Optional extras

FITNESS

Moderate

DURATION

4 Days

COST

$2,100.00

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Book before the 30th June for our 4 day Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula trek and receive an early bird discount of $200 per person off the normal trek price. Just use the code GETAWAY at the time of your booking.

2019 DATESAVAILABILITY
07 Oct – 10 Oct 19
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20 Jan – 23 Jan 20
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Only a 20% deposit is required to secure your position unless the trek date is within 60 days and then the full payment is required. If the trek date is not guaranteed to depart yet, please do not book flights or pre-trek accommodation until we have confirmed the date with a G beside the date.  Your funds will be held in our adventure holding account until guaranteed.

Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula Trek Overview

Journey through the rugged south-east coast of Tasmania on this fully supported and professionally guided four-day trek with Peak Potential Adventures. Discovering parts of the pristine and wild Tasman National Park, you’ll encounter a new and different adventure each day.

Witness the towering cliff faces of the Tasman Peninsula, home to the awe-inspiring Three Capes. Made up of Cape Raoul, Cape Hauy and Cape Pillar, Three Capes is considered by many to be the most unique coastal landmark in Australia – if not the world.

Your adventure will take you to the summit of Mount Brown, providing breathtaking panoramic views of Crescent Bay, Cape Raoul and Cape Pillar. You’ll also trek the coastline from Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay. The longest trek of your four-day itinerary, this stretch is one of the most stunning in Tasmania with its impressive vistas and ever-changing rainforest landscape.

On the final day, you’ll head to the water for a three-hour wilderness cruise of Tasman Island, Cape Pillar and the coastline up to Eaglehawk Neck with award-winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Get even closer to the local sea life who call this exquisite and untouched region home (optional extra cost of $135 when booking to accommodate those who may be prone to seasickness).

Learn about the infamous history of the Port Arthur convict settlement during a delicious team dinner at the highly acclaimed restaurant 1830, set within the gates of Port Arthur and overlooking the world-renowned historic site.

You’ll get to experience the best of what the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula has to offer each day and then head back to your four-star accommodation at Stewarts Bay Lodge in Port Arthur to refresh, dine on seasonal meals made from local produce, and prepare for your next day’s exploration. Stewarts Bay Lodge is nestled between the beach and the forest, where you will sleep to the sound of the calming ocean, amongst the world heritage national park.

Please note: (This trek is not associated with the self-guided trek of The Three Capes operated by the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service).

Highlights

  • Four days of trekking exploring the most iconic locations of the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula
  • Daypack carry only for a comfortable and casual adventure experience
  • Trek to Cape Raoul, Cape Hauy and Fortescue Bay from Waterfall Bay, and climb Mount Brown with a side trek to Crescent Bay
  • A three-hour wilderness cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys (optional extra when booking)
  • Close encounters with abundant sea life around Tasman Island and Cape Pillar (optional extra when booking)
  • Witness local Tasmanian flora and fauna on your daily treks
  • Four-star accommodation at Stewarts Bay Lodge
  • A-la-carte breakfasts and dinners at Gabriel’s on the Bay
  • One of the night’s dinners at renowned restaurant 1830, situated in Port Arthur’s historic site
  • Professionally catered pre-packed lunches and snacks prepared for your trekking day
  • Enjoy the company of like-minded trekkers and adventurers
  • Disconnect from daily life and take in the pristine Tasmanian scenery
  • After a day trekking, relax and unwind or take a stroll along Stewarts Bay or Port Arthur

Please note: In case of people suffering from seasickness, the wilderness cruise is offered as an optional extra when booking at a cost of $135. A helicopter tour may be an alternative for the afternoon depending on availability. Bookings must be made directly with Osbourne Heli Tours. If you don’t want to do the wilderness cruise or the helicopter tour, transfer back to Hobart after the trek to Cape Hauy or a tour of the Port Arthur historic settlement can be arranged.

Trek Inclusions & Optional Extras

  • Local Australian professional guides with extensive outdoor and adventure experience
  • Transport to your accommodation at Stewarts Bay Lodge, all transport to and from treks and activities and return transport back to Hobart
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in a two bedroom two bathroom deluxe chalet at the four-star Stewarts Bay Lodge (an optional extra single supplement upgrade is available at the time of booking for $300)
  • 2 dinners at Gabriel’s on the Bay restaurant
  • 3 a-la-carte breakfasts at Gabriel’s on the Bay restaurant
  • 4 pre-packed lunches, morning tea and trail snacks prepared by the chefs at Gabriel’s on the Bay
  • 1 dinner at the ‘1830’ Bar & Grill restaurant in Port Arthur historic site
  • Three-hour wilderness cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journey (optional extra when booking)
  • Personal support and leadership on the trek
  • Emergency remote communications and group first aid kit
  • All National Park passes
  • No booking fees or credit card fees.

Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula Trek Itinerary

DAY 1 - TRANSFER HOBART TO STEWARTS BAY LODGE PORT ARTHUR - MOUNT BROWN AND CRESCENT BAY

Day 1 – Meet in the foyer of the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart at 7:30 AM. Our private bus will drive the team to the Tasman Peninsula. Your accommodation for the four days will be at the Stewarts Bay Lodge, situated on Stewarts Bay next to Port Arthur.

Mid-Morning Trek – Mount Brown and Crescent Bay

Trekking Time: 4 hours (will vary depending on team speed, breaks, etc.)

Distance: 9km (return)

Meals Included: a-la-carte breakfast at Gabriel’s on the Bay, morning tea & pre-packed lunch & trail snacks prepared by the chef, a-la-carte dinner at Gabriel’s on the Bay

We will meet in the foyer of the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart at 7:30 AM for our transfer to the Tasman Peninsula. As a suggestion, we recommend staying there as it makes for an easy meeting place and transfer for you, but if not, we highly recommend staying in a nearby hotel.

The bus ride to Port Arthur is approximately 90 minutes. When you arrive at Stewarts Bay Lodge, it will be too early to check in. We will store our luggage and start preparing for the first leg of the adventure – a trek to the Mount Brown summit following on to Crescent Bay. We suggest having your daypacks ready when you leave Hobart.

When you arrive at the hotel at around 9:00 AM, you’ll be provided with a packed lunch freshly prepared by the hotel, along with trail snacks. We also recommend bringing some of your favourite snacks for the day treks, as well as a small thermos (750ml -1,000ml) that can either hold pre-made coffee, soup or hot water to make coffee or tea whilst trekking. You’ll head off from your hotel for the Mount Brown trek at around 10:00 AM on a 10-minute bus ride to the departure point.

The walk to Mount Brown is moderately easy. The hardest part is the uphill section leading to the summit. The summit has sweeping panoramic views of the spectacular Tasman Island, Arthurs Peak and Port Arthur’s Carnarvon Bay. You will also be rewarded with distant panoramic views further south to Cape Raoul and Bruny Island, as well as Crescent Bay, which is regarded as the most beautiful beach on the Tasman Peninsula.

The path to Mount Brown begins at the Remarkable Caves car park. For much of the way, you’ll traverse undulating sand dunes with healthy vegetation. On your travels, you also visit the large rock cavity Maingon Blowhole. With plenty of photos and videos taken on the summit of Mount Brown, we’ll head down to re-join the Crescent Bay track and follow that north until we hit the sand dunes that reveal the beautiful Crescent Bay beach.

After our visit to Crescent Bay beach, we will return to the bus for the 10-minute ride back to our hotel to check in. We would expect to have you back at your hotel to check in by about 3:00 PM or earlier. After settling into your room, dinner will commence at 6:30 PM, where you’ll enjoy a beautifully cooked restaurant dinner at the lodge made from local produce. This will be a great opportunity to simply relax and kick back with your fellow trekkers over a local wine or two.

DAY 2 - CAPE RAOUL

Day 2 – Cape Raoul Trek

Trekking Time: 5 hours (will vary depending on team speed, breaks, etc.)

Distance: 14km (return)

Meals Included: a-la-carte breakfast at Gabriel’s on the Bay, morning tea & pre-packed lunch & trail snacks prepared by the chef, dinner at 1830 Bar & Grill

Today is a trek to Cape Raoul, offering spectacular coastal lookouts of the Tasman Peninsula. A moderately easy path, there are only a few short steep sections. The return journey takes approximately five hours to complete, allowing us plenty of time to relax, enjoy lunch prepared by the restaurant, and take in the vistas of the surrounding Tasman Peninsula.

Heading off after breakfast at 8:30 AM, the bus ride to the start of the track is 25 minutes. You won’t have to go too far before you are rewarded with a view of the famous and incredible dolerite cliffs. This area has recorded some of the strongest wind speeds in the world, so fasten your hats!

Along the plateau, on the way to the tip of Cape Raoul, the sweeping views will continue to open up revealing the towering cliffs along rugged coastline. You will see as far north to Cape Pillar and south to the ever-popular holiday destination of Bruny Island. Cape Raoul is famous for its dolerite organ pipes, and you won’t be disappointed when you see them up-close, towering into the sky from the ocean.

At the tip of Cape Raoul, you will take in the majestic views and enjoy lunch before we head back to the bus, where we expect to return to the lodge by 3:00 PM. You will have time to rest up and get ready for a special night ahead. Tonight, we will be having a team dinner at the highly acclaimed restaurant 1830 that overlooks the Port Arthur Historic Site. Made from fresh Tasmanian local produce, you will have the choice of entree and main, or a main and dessert. Take it a little easy on the famous Tasmanian wine though, as tomorrow is the longest leg of your adventure.

DAY 3 - WATERFALL BAY TO FORTESCUE BAY

Day 3 – Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay Trek

Trekking Time: 8-9 hours (will vary depending on team speed, breaks, etc.)

Distance: 18km (one-way trek)

Meals Included: a-la-carte breakfast at Gabriel’s on the Bay, morning tea & pre-packed lunch & trail snacks prepared by the chef, a-la-carte dinner at Gabriel’s on the Bay

Today is the longest trek of your 4-day itinerary, and it is highly regarded as one of the most fascinating on the Tasman Peninsula with its amazing views and ever-changing rainforest scenery. At around 18km long, it will take 8-9 hours to complete. We still classify it as moderately easy-going and well worth the effort.

There are some steep sections heading up to Tatnells Hill, but nothing a basic level of fitness won’t be able to knock over. The big advantage is, it’s a one-way trek from end-to-end, making the distance not as noticeable because you’ll be constantly encountering different, beautiful and unique scenery along the way – making the kilometres tick over with ease.

After breakfast, we will head off a little earlier than the past days due to the distance we need to cover. Leaving at 7:30 AM from the lodge, the bus ride is a short 25-minute journey to the starting spot at Waterfall Bay. The beauty of this trip is that you’ll have stunning views back to Pirate’s Bay and Eaglehawk Nest at the start of the day, and then a taste of what’s to come tomorrow as you skirt the coastline and get stunning glimpses of Cape Hauy and Tasman Island. Depending on where we are, we will stop for lunch and have plenty of time to soak up the remarkable views along the way.

Arriving at Fortescue, we will either take a pre-arranged taxi-bus back to our private bus at Waterfall Bay, or our private bus will be there waiting to take us back to the lodge. This arrangement will depend on the number of guides, etc. We aim to be back at the hotel between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM, so you have time to prepare for dinner at the lodge.

DAY 4 - CAPE HAUY - AFTERNOON WILDERNESS CRUISE (OPTIONAL) - RETURN HOBART

Day 4 – Morning Trek to Cape Hauy – Afternoon Wilderness Cruise (Optional) – Return to Hobart

Trekking Time: 4 hours (will vary depending on team speed, breaks, etc.)

Distance: 8km (return)

Wilderness Cruise Time: 3 hours – departs at 2:00 PM (Optional extra if prone to seasickness – refer below for other activity options)

Meals Included: a-la-carte breakfast at Gabriel’s on the Bay, morning tea & pre-packed lunch & trail snacks prepared by the chef (option for lunch in Port Arthur prior to the wilderness cruise)

Leaving the best till last, today is a trek to Cape Hauy in the morning and then a three-hour wilderness cruise with the award-winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys exploring the sea cliffs up close and personal around Tasman Island and Cape Pillar. The way to Cape Hauy is moderately easy with some short steep uphill sections with well-built stairs as well as downhill sections, which are easily managed. It will take around four hours to complete.

The three-hour wilderness cruise is an added extra in our adventure itinerary when making the booking because we know some people suffer from severe seasickness. We have provided alternative options instead of the wilderness cruise further below.

After breakfast, we will head off at around 7.30 AM from the lodge for a 25-minute bus ride to the start of the trek. We will store our main luggage at the lodge reception ready to collect in the afternoon for the return trip back to Hobart.

The first part of the walk is through sclerophyll forest before the track starts to head down into Cape Hauy where the forest opens up to breath-taking coastal views. Cape Hauy is home to the famous Candlestick and Totem Pole rock features, which are large columns of dolerite rock protruding from the ocean and are popular climbing and abseiling features. At the edge of Cape Hauy, you’ll also see the Hippolytes, which are large formations of rock that sit severed from the mainland. After taking in the amazing views and rock features, we will head back to the bus and into Port Arthur – a 40-minute bus ride.

The wilderness cruise departs at 2:00 PM, but the team must be booked in by 1:30 PM at the latest for departure. There may be time for a quick stop in Port Arthur to grab a coffee, soft drink, or some food, but it will be subject to time.

The Pennicott Wilderness Journeys’ departure facility is close to Port Arthur, so we will manage any extra time accordingly to make sure we are there by 1:30 PM. The three-hour wilderness cruise operates in the water from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck, and you will get up-close and personal with the towering sea cliffs, dolomites, and the abundant and diverse sea life around Tasman Island and Cape Pillar. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is an award-winning cruise operator in Tasmania. You can read more about them and the wilderness cruise on their website: https://www.pennicottjourneys.com.au/

For those who may choose not to do the wilderness cruise, you have the option of the following activities in the afternoon after the morning Cape Hauy trek:

  1. A tour of the Port Arthur historic settlement and just relax around the Port Arthur area
  2. a helicopter tour with Osbourne Heli Tours which will vary in time and cost depending on the flight package. This option would be subject to availability and you would need to pay for the heli tour directly. Please refer to the Osbourne Heli Tours website for more information: https://www.osbornehelitours.com/
  3. An early transfer back to Hobart.

After your wilderness cruise or alternative activity, the team will rejoin and you will be transferred back to Hobart for either your late flight or to the Hotel Grand Chancellor, which is our drop off point. Those who have flights will be dropped off first. The bus ride back to Hobart is around 90 minutes, so we would have you at Hobart Airport at 7:00 PM at the latest. From the airport, we arrive back at the Grand Chancellor Hotel by around 7:30 PM. We recommend staying at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, or at a hotel in close proximity.

Other Information

WHY TREK WITH US

Peak Potential Adventures operates small group adventures both in Australia and overseas and was founded by a group of experienced adventurers who have built a solid and well-regarded reputation. Our experience in the outdoors has been built from the ground up over many years. Adaptability, planning, logistics, transparency and professionalism are our strengths and qualities. Meeting your expectations, servicing your needs, keeping your safe and delivering value for money adventure experience are our priorities. Taking on an adventure can sometimes seem a bit daunting, so one of our most important qualities is that we are approachable and always available to answer any questions or provide advice – with us, you’ll always get a personalised level of service.

  • We provide experienced local Tasmania professional guides with local knowledge and experience
  • Our Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula trek has a maximum of 10 people or less
  • We offer flexibility with itinerary options
  • We only work with the best operator and supplier in Tasmania
  • You’ll get a very high level of service because you are guided and looked after by business stakeholders
  • We are qualified Personal Trainers and can get you ready for your adventure with an individual training program
  • All our guides hold first aid qualifications and can provide wilderness rescue
  • All our adventures have formulated operational plans for emergencies or evacuations
  • We are fully licensed and accredited in the areas of our adventure operations
  • No booking or credit card fees.

TREK INCLUSIONS & OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Local Australian professional guides with extensive outdoor and adventure experience
  • Transport to your accommodation at Stewarts Bay Lodge, all transport to and from treks and activities and return transport back to Hobart
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in a two bedroom two bathroom deluxe chalet at the four-star Stewarts Bay Lodge (an optional extra single supplement upgrade is available at the time of booking)
  • 2 dinners at Gabriel’s on the Bay restaurant
  • 3 a-la-carte breakfasts at Gabriel’s on the Bay restaurant
  • 4 pre-packed lunches, morning tea and trail snacks prepared by the chefs at Gabriel’s on the Bay
  • 1 dinner at the ‘1830’ Bar & Grill restaurant in Port Arthur historic site
  • Three-hour wilderness cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journey (optional extra when booking if prone to seasickness)
  • Personal support and leadership on the trek
  • Emergency remote communications and group first aid kit
  • All National Park passes
  • No booking fees or credit card fees.

TREK EXCLUSIONS

  • Return flights to and from Hobart
  • Accommodation at Hobart before and after the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages at the restaurant dinners
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages at the ‘1830’ Bar & Grill restaurant outside of the one provided with the meal
  • Additional resort room charges.

THREE CAPES TASMAN PENINSULA MAP

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials of others are important when you are considering taking on an adventure either here in Australia or in another part of the world. We pride ourselves on not just ensuring our clients succeed in fulfilling their adventure dreams safely, but we also ensure they have a positive experience from the time they sign up to one of our adventures, to when they arrive home.

Please refer to the testimonials page on our website.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

Fitness Grade: Moderate

You should be able to walk at least 8-9 hours with a light daypack weighing up to 3kg. 

Anyone should be able to undertake the various day treks on this Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula trek with a reasonable level of fitness and health. The longest trek is the Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay which is approximately 18km and 8-9 hours of walking depending on team’s speed, so, if you can walk with regular rests over this distance and time with a light day pack, you’ll comfortably complete this adventure itinerary. We offer booking discounts for our Six Foot Track trek if you’d like to come on a weekend adventure to measure your current fitness and endurance levels. Generally, we will have 2 guides per group so that groups can be divided.

We are qualified Personal Trainers, so we will assess your current fitness levels and provide a training program that would be suited to complete this trek comfortably. If you are unsure, please contact the Peak Potential Adventures team to discuss your situation and to see if this trek is suited to you.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

After you have booked, the Peak Potential Adventures Team will email you a full equipment list and will discuss with you personally your requirements and your budget.

IMPORTANT TIMES

  • Hobart private bus pickup (1 Davey St, Hobart) – 7:30
  • Return Hobart airport 7:00 PM
  • Return Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart 7:30 PM

(Please contact 0410 569 692 if there are any issues on the day).

SAFETY AND REGULATION REQUIREMENTS

Safety and Regulation Requirements

All Peak Potential Adventures leaders who guide on the Three Capes and Tasman Penisula trek are first aid qualified

Our team uses both short and long range communication equipment that includes, UHF radios, EPIRBs and satellite devices like Garmin Reach, or satellite phone for more remote adventures

Peak Potential Adventures is approved as an authorised operator by the Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service to lead commercial treks into Tasmanian national parks and undergo ongoing compliance requirements to hold this authority

Peak Potential Adventures holds public liability insurance of $10 million through Aon Risk Services.

FURTHER INFORMATION?

If you have any further questions or would like more information about our Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula trek

You can contact our team at [email protected]

You can also get in contact with us on our Facebook and Instagram feeds

Alternatively, please click here to go through to our contact page.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please ensure that you read our booking terms and conditions below.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FAQ’S

If there’s a question that we haven’t covered for you, we are just an email or phone call away.

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Trek Dates

How often do you run the trek?

At this stage, we are building up our trekking operations on Tasmania's south-east coast including the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula. Given that it's daypack only and day treks out of an established accommodation base, we have the capacity subject to accommodation availability to run a trek a month all year round. We personally feel that that quieter off-season trekking months in Tasmania is some of the best periods for trekking through the popular destinations which is why we have opted to run this trek all year round.

Please also check our Facebook and Instagram feeds because we also announce new trek dates there as well.

What if the fixed dates don't work, can you organise a group custom trek?

Yes, if the dates that we have organised don't work, we can organise a custom date that would suit. We would recommend this option for groups of 8 only.

What is the best time of year to trek in Tasmania?

From our perspective, we believe Tasmania can be trekked all year round depending on the trek location and the experience of the operator. You will generally find the colder months between June and September is much quieter on many of the trekking routes and in and around the local townships and attractions. We believe this can sometimes lead to a more authentic adventure experience and with Tasmania, there is a lot of beauty, ambience and quality local produce to experience during the cooler months.

Tasmania Average Daily Minimum / Maximum Temperatures in Degrees Celsius

The Trek

How hard is the trek itinerary?

With the right preparation, guides and support, the four-day trek itinerary is very achievable with a moderate level of fitness and the ability to carry a light daypack. We recommend training leading up to any trek because it just makes the experience much more enjoyable. Because it's day treks out of a support location and if by chance you became sick or injured and weren't up to completing one of the day treks, you could just rest or do another activity for the day. We would strongly recommend taking our travel insurance with QBE Travel Insurance because you may be able to claim back some of the costs for that day that you missed or perhaps more if you couldn't continue for the rest of the trek.

Can I stay on after the trek?

Yes, you can extend your stay to explore more of Hobart and Tasmania.

Food, Accomdodation & Facilities

What is the accommodation like in Port Arthur?

The accommodation in Port Arthur is at the Stewarts Bay Lodge and is four-star chalet accommodation.

Stewarts Bay Lodge is nestled between a beautiful beach, a forest, the calming ocean, a world heritage listed national park and Australia’s profound Port Arthur Historic Site. Stewarts Bay Lodge is a 9 hectare (22 acres) property on the shores of Stewarts Bay at Port Arthur.

When we are at Stewarts Bay Lodge, we stay in two-bedroom, two-bathroom deluxe spa chalets which will be on a twin-share basis. For 3 nights we'll enjoy the comfort of a bush set deluxe spa chalet (You may be upgraded to a water view deluxe spa chalet if the bush setting deluxe spa chalet's are booked out or have limited availability). Each room has its own bathroom and there's also a spacious living/dining area and private balcony for each 2 bedroom chalets. 

When booking, you can choose a single supplement if you would prefer not to share a room. However, as a single supplement traveller, you will still be sharing a two bedroom chalet with one or two other travellers. If you'd like your own private chalet, please speak to us before booking and we can discuss with you whether this is possible and it would subject to availability and paying the additional costs.

More information can be found on the Stewarts Bay Lodge website: https://stewartsbaylodge.com.au/

What type of food do we eat?

For the day treks, you will be provided with a pre-packed lunch pack that is prepared by Gabriel's of the Bay chefs which is the restaurant located at Stewarts Bay Lodge. The pre-packed lunch will also include morning tea and trail snacks.  Breakfast each day will be an al-a-carted breakfast at Gabriel's on the Bay restaurant. You will have two a-la-carte dinners at Gabriel's on the Bay restaurant at Stewarts Bay Lodge and one dinner at '1830' Bar & Grill. All meals will be of restaurant quality. You will also have the opportunity to bring your own snacks or in between food, as the chalets at Stewarts Bay are self-contained.

What facilities are at there in Port Arthur? 

Port Arthur is a very small township but has some modern facilities and small shops. The township and local region are geared very much to the bustling tourist market.

Guides & Team

Why use Peak Potential Adventures?

Our guides and the way we run our trek are second to none. You will only get very experienced guides on our treks that you can trust and have local knowledge. We pride ourselves on ensuring that everyone has a positive, rewarding and safe experience. We leave nothing to chance in our preparation and are always thinking about our client's safety and enjoyment during the trek.

How many people could be on this trek?

This trek is limited to a maximum of 10 people.

What is the minimum age?

Because of insurance and liability reasons, the minimum age for this trek is generally 18. The age could be potentially reduced with parental consent and the minors ability to complete the trek itinerary. If bringing your teenagers along on this trek may interest you, we are happy to discuss.

Fitness & Equipment

How fit do I need to be and can I get fit?

Anyone should be able to undertake the various day trek on this adventure with a reasonable level of fitness and health. The longest trek is the Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay which is approximately 18km and 8-9 hours of walking depending on team's speed, so, if you can walk with regular rests over this distance and time with a light day pack, you'll comfortably complete this adventure itinerary. We offer booking discounts for our Six Foot Track trek if you'd like to come on a weekend adventure to measure your current fitness and endurance levels.

We are qualified Personal Trainers, so we will assess your current fitness levels and provide a training program that would be suited to complete this trek comfortably. If you are unsure, please contact the Peak Potential Adventures team to discuss your situation and to see if this trek is suited to you.

What equipment will I require?

After you have booked, you will also be emailed an equipment list. An equipment list can also be found on the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula information page under the 'other information section'. You can also download a copy of the equipment list here. Once you have a copy of the list, we will then discuss with you your equipment requirements and budget.

Medical Conditions & Allergies

Can I trek safely if I have allergies or a medical condition?

It all depends on the allergy or the medical condition, but we would strongly suggest that you speak to your doctor first before making a booking. If it is a food allergy, that will be no problem because that can be catered for by the restaurants that will be preparing our food. Please just let us know on the adventure booking form so we can inform our team at of what you can't eat.

Fees & Payments

How much is the trek?

The trek cost excluding flights is $2,100.00

If you decide to do the three-hour wilderness cruise, there will be an additional charge of $135.00

If you decide to book as a single supplement and have your own room, there will be an additional charge of $300.00

You will also need to allow for accommodation cost the night before the trek and potentially at the end, but there is the option for a late flight out of Hobart after the trek

How much could I expect to pay for flights?

Flights can range for an economy flight to Hobart depending on the season and demand. Flights are obviously cheaper during the trekking offseason and colder months. Flights costs will also vary depending on your flight departure time and the location that you are flying from. Webjet has a great website for doing some flight comparisons.

Can I pay a deposit and pay the rest before departure?

Yes, we only require a 20% deposit to secure your position on the trek if the trek is more than 60 days out with the full balance payable 30 days before departure. If the trek is departing within 30 days, full payment will be required when you book.

What happens to my payment?

When you book an adventure with us, your funds go into an adventure holding bank account until such time the adventure is definitely guaranteed to depart. If an adventure does not go ahead for some reason like bad weather, or not enough participants, we will refund you in full. Please also read our full booking terms and conditions.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellations & Travel Insurance

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you cannot participate in the trek for which you have paid, you will receive a credit for 12 months to join another Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula trek over that period. You can also use your credit to participate in any other of our adventure packages.

Please read our booking terms and conditions for specific policy details.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Do I need travel insurance to do the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula Trek?

No, it is a requirement to take out travel insurance for this trek because it's a domestic location, but we would strongly recommend it because of the financial outlay. You never know what might happen after you book or during your adventure.

Travel insurance will insure you against:

  • Trip cancellation
  • Trip interruption
  • Missed connection
  • Travel delay
  • Loss of baggage
  • Medical emergencies
  • Medical evacuation

QBE has a travel insurance policy that will insure Australian travellers for domestic holidays. You can read more about the QBE travel insurance policy here. We are not recommending this QBE policy, it's just general advice, so you will need to do your own research and refer to the product disclosure document to see if it's suitable for your needs.

Photos & Media Content

Will I get access to photos & media content?

Yes, any photos that are taken by the Peak Potential Adventures team during the trek will be shared with you via Dropbox. This is a free file/folder sharing service up to 2GB which is usually enough space for any photos that we have taken during the trek. If the photo folder is more than 2GB, we will reduce the quality of the photos. The quality will still be more than enough to share on social media etc.

If you don't already have a Dropbox account, please click here to go through to their signup page. We would recommend using the same email address to signup that you used on the trek booking form because we will generally use that email address when we share the photo folder. Once you have shared access to the photo folder, you will be able to download any photos in that folder. We will usually delete the folder after a month after the trek to free up our available file storage.

Only a 20% deposit is required to secure your position unless the trek date is within 60 days and then the full payment is required.