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
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.
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.
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.
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. Once you have a copy of the list, we will then discuss with you your equipment requirements and budget.
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.
How much is the trek?
The trek cost excluding flights is $1,995.00
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 30% deposit to secure your position on the trek if the trek is more than 60 days out with the full balance payable 60 days before departure. If the trek is departing within 60 days, full payment will be required when you book.
Is there a credit and debit card payment surcharge?
Yes, if you book using the credit or debit card Stripe payment gateway, there will be a 1.6% surcharge. You can avoid this 1.6% surcharge by electing to either do a bank transfer or to be issued an invoice in the payment options.
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
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.
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.