OVERVIEW

Solos Only

The Tasman Peninsula already offers some of the most exciting adventures in Tasmania and now it has another spectacular new one. The Three Capes area in the Tasman National Park is a stunning addition to the Tasmanian ‘must‑do’ list. The impressive coastal sea cliffs found along the walk provide a permanent air of drama as you explore the peninsula over three days, including visits to Cape Raoul and Cape Hauy.  

This trip has some of the greatest day walks on the Island, such as the stunning Cape Raoul, a full day walk exploring a coast of 400 metre sea cliffs, polygonal dolerite columns, and one of the world’s most famous big wave surf breaks, Shipsterns Bluff.  

A Visit to Port Arthur
The Tasman Peninsula also offers World Heritage historic sites in the Port Arthur Penal Settlement, and your visit includes a fully guided tour of the site. 

A Highlight Eco Adventure Cruise
You’ll have a lot of fun on the included eco-adventure cruise; a jet boat powered and world class Tasman Island wilderness cruise.  

Join small group walking at its best – just for solo travellers.

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    40+
  • Duration:
    4 Days
  • Status:
    Bookings open
  • Region:
    Oceania
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Active,Walking
  • Accomodation:
    Hotels
  • Prices:
    From $1789. Airfares additional
  • Transport:
    Minivan
  • Pace:
    4
  • Group Size:
    maximum 16
  • Trip Code:
    capes18-1
  • Terms:
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REVIEWS

The Tassie trip was brilliant, the guides were friendly and informative, we feasted on local produce and Tasmania's Bay of Fires and Blue Tier regions was majestic.

Jenni, 55 years, ACT

The holidays offer the right mix of group activities and free time at top destinations. But don't take my word for it; i've only been on 3-ask those who have taken 20 or 30 of their holidays!

Graham, TAS
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INCLUSIONS

  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Hobart
  • 2 night’s cabin accommodation on walk
  • 4 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Fully escorted by professional guides
  • Transport by mini bus
  • National Park fees
  • Port Arthur Historic site entry and guided tour
  • Tasman Island 3 hour eco-adventure cruise
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit

Itinerary

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
  • A visit and guided tour of Port Arthur’s Historical site
  • Visit CapeHauy
  • Spectacular cliffs and coastal views
  • Enjoy the challenge of CapeRaoul
  • Visit CapePillar
  • 3 hour Eco cruise of Tasman Island

DAY 1 – THURSDAY 25 JANUARY 2018 
Arrive To Hobart

Arrive to Hobart at your leisure.  Take time to relax and enjoy your surroundings before we set off on our walking holiday early tomorrow morning.

DAY 2 – FRIDAY 26 JANUARY 2018 
Hobart to Port Arthur and Cape Hauy

We will collect you from your accommodation in Hobart at 7.30 am. Then we will head out of Hobart toward the TasmanPeninsula and stop along the way for a briefing on the exciting days ahead. 

After a picturesque drive we will arrive at the Port Arthur Historic site where we join a fully guided tour of this unique part of Tasmania’s convict beginnings.

Then after the morning tour will drive to the impressive Fortescue Bay and take in the area’s stunning views before starting our walk out to the beautiful Cape Hauy. This walk takes us through a diverse range of vegetation types and ends with exhilarating coastal views from the spectacular cliffs of the cape. 

After our walking today, we then drive to our historic accommodation where your guides will cook up a BBQ feast for your enjoyment. 

Time: 4-5 hours return

Distance : 9km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 – SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2018 
Cape Raoul

Heading out early from our accommodation to make the most of the day ahead; we enjoy a short rive before starting our walk to the beautiful and challenging CapeRaoul. We come across huge sea cliffs and an abundance of bird life before gaining magnificent views of the Tasman sea and across to Cape Pillar. 

After a great lunch in the bush we head back to our accommodation to freshen up before going out to dinner at one of the area’s lovely restaurants.

Time: 5-6 hours return.

Distance:14 km.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 – SUNDAY 28 JANUARY 2018 
Tasman Island Tour to Hobart

Today we take a three hour cruise. This world class eco-adventure cruise travels along the spectacular coastline of the TasmanNational Park between Port Arthur and Eagle hawk Neck, southern Tasmania. One of the highlights of the cruise is Tasman Island, a great landmark of the Southern Ocean – its slender white lighthouse is still a beacon for seafarers entering Storm Bay, including during the famous annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

After our cruise we head back to Hobart where we hope to be dropping you off at your accommodation at around 4pm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5 – MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2018 
Depart Hobart

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way back to the airport for your departure.

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Star Rating

Hobart

Travelodge Hobart

3.5 star

Tasman Peninsular

Norfolk Bay Convict Station

n/a

Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

TRAVELODGE HOBART
Travelodge Hotel Hobart is perfectly located in the heart of historic Hobart, close to Franklin Wharf, Battery Point, and many of the city’s top attractions.

A short walk will take you to some of the most charming dining locations in the city. Great shopping spots such as Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the beauty of the waterfront are also within walking distance.

This hotel is an ideal Hobart base from which to explore all the attractions of the city. Treasures such as the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Museum of Old and New Art, and many more destinations are a short distance away.

Salamanca Place is within a short walking distance. With its dozens of restaurants, shops, pubs, galleries and craft shops, this is the true shopping and entertainment hub of Hobart. And, there is something to suit every budget at the famous Salamanca Market every Saturday. Constitution Dock and the waterfront are also just moments away from our doorstep. The eateries in this area are varied, but all of them specialise in seafood and other locally sourced ingredients. Many also have menus that feature local wines and boutique beers. 

NORFOLK BAY CONVICT STATION
This absolute waterfront, historic guest house and bed and breakfast is centrally located between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula and overlooks the sheltered waters of Little Norfolk Bay. The Convict Station has been offering hospitality to travellers since the 19th century. It operated as the first Pub on the Tasman Peninsula and then offered accommodation to seafarers when the jetty was the entry port to the Tasman Peninsula. From here you can explore the history and wild beauty of the Tasman Peninsula:

Enjoy breakfast, a generous and homemade buffet and features our own home made jams and marmalades, homemade breads, our home made fruit compote, preserved and fresh fruit and soft boiled eggs. Free wifi is available to guests during their stay.

 

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

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PRICES

 

 Prices per person

Twin Share

Single Tent

 STANDARD: Package Price

 $1789

 $2089

 Pre tour stay, Travelodge Hobart incl. breakfast 24  January  2018

 $100

 $200

 Post tour stay, Travelodge Hobart incl. breakfast  29  January 2018

 $100

 $200


Not included:

  • Airfares
  • travel insurance is not included in price
  • meals and beverages not specified
  • items of a personal nature such as laundry, medical expenses
  • incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications
ROOM MATE MATCHING

Roommate matching is optional.  On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $60 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing.

This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

GETTING THERE

ARRIVE TO: Hobart
DEPART FROM:  Hobart

ARRIVE TO: Hobart
Arrival today is at your leisure. Hotel check in is from 2pm.  This evening the group meets for a pre-dinner get together and if the group would like to do so, we can all join each other for a leisurely dinner (own expense).

DEPART FROM: Hobart
Departure today is at your leisure. Hotel check out is by 11am.

TAXIS
The taxi rank is located directly out the front of the Hobart Airport building. If you need a mini-van or special taxi please ask one or the kerbside assistants who will radio one through for you. If there are no taxis available, phone numbers for the major taxi companies are listed inside the terminal near the baggage carousels.

SHUTTLE BUSES
Shuttle buses operate between Hobart (Hotels, Motels etc) and the Airport for every departure. The shuttle departs outside the terminal after the arrival of every flight, transferring passengers to the city. 

Here are some transfer companies you may find useful:
Tas Redline coaches: http://www.tasredline.com.au/  Phone: 1300 385 511
Hobart Airporter: http://www.airporterhobart.com.au/

DETAILS

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  As a small group tour, space is limited. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 'SOLOS ONLY'
This tour is exclusively for solo travellers.  The age range is 40 years and over. This is small group tour with a maximum group size of 12 travellers. The tour is led by a professional ranger guide.

It’s most likely to depart with a group of 10 to 14 passengers.

TOUR PACE [3 OUT OF 5]
Basically any fit and healthy person can participate. Most days are walking around 12-14 kilometres in distance.  

If you can walk upwards of 14 kilometres or more in a day, carrying a lightweight day pack you will find the walking activity totally achievable. The minimum requirements to participate are being able to carry a 5 kilogram backpack (that holds your lunch, water, camera, rain jacket plus a few other personal effects).

You also need to be aware that while we typically walk on well forged walking tracks, the quality and the degree of difficulty on these tracks varies a lot. You may find the tracks rocky and “lumpy” underfoot, soft and sandy or muddy and slippery. The prevailing weather can make a track that is typically dry and firm wet and muddy.

You will also, at times, find there is the need to be able to negotiate obstacles such as fallen trees, or sections of scree, or steep steps. None of these would be enough to preclude a healthy and able-bodied individual but they can challenge. So please come along with not only the right footwear and raingear and clothing, but also the right frame of mind.

MEALS      
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.

TRANSPORT
Transport is by private minibus.

PROFESSIONAL WILDERNESS GUIDE
This is a private group tour with professional wilderness guide. Your guide is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services. 

MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE
Visitors who are with Telstra will get some reception on the Tasman Peninsular some of the other areas during the walk, so you can receive text messages, check emails and make phone calls at least once a day. Anyone who is on a network other than Telstra is unlikely to get any phone reception.  You can pick up a Telstra sim card at your local Officeworks and other retailers, then top up as little as $10 so you have some mobile phone reception when visit Tasmania.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

The Tassie trip was brilliant, the guides were friendly and informative, we feasted on local produce and Tasmania's Bay of Fires and Blue Tier regions was majestic.

Jenni, 55 years, ACT

The holidays offer the right mix of group activities and free time at top destinations. But don't take my word for it; i've only been on 3-ask those who have taken 20 or 30 of their holidays!

Graham, TAS

This was my second holiday with your company. Asia- Phuket was never a location I ever thought I would visit. Maybe it was the anxiety of traveling alone to Asia. The host (Justine) made me feel at ease, and there was always a new friend to share new exciting places with or just spending time alone. I wonder now what all the fuss was about. Looking forward to the next trip your organisation. Thank you to all the team cheers Susan

Susan, VIC
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