Cape Hauy Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 9.3km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Fortescue Bay Campground

  • End: Fortescue Bay Campground

  • Closest Town: Port Arthur

  • Location: Tasman National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 100km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.141904

  • Longitude: 147.967384

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

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Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Trail Features

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Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Fishing Spots

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Cape Hauy Walk is a 9.3km, grade 4 Return hike located in Tasman National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Summary

You can get a great view of Cape Hauy in the spectacular Tasman National Park as you travel to the Tasman Peninsula. To get this view, make a short detour, from the Arthur Highway (A9), to the Pirates Bay lookout just before Eaglehawk Neck. The walk to Cape Hauy leaves from Fortescue Bay 15km further south.

Highlights

The Cape Hauy Track leads from Fortescue Bay, just near the boat ramp. The walk passes through a variety of heath and woodland before coming to the magnificent views of steep cliffs and rock formations.

The spectacular dolerite columns and cliffs at Cape Hauy are popular areas for climbing and abseiling. Sea stacks, the “Candlestick” and “Totem Pole” at Cape Hauy are used by climbers and are not, you may be pleased to know, a part of this short walk!

Region

Hobart and Surrounds

Getting there

Arthur Highway (A9) to junction with Fortescue Bay road (C344) which is 4km south of Taranna and 4km north of Port Arthur. Turn into C344 and drive 12km to Fortescue Bay. (This road is unsealed but is suitable for 2WD vehicles and mountain bikes).

Tips

Park entry fees apply.

Camping, boat ramp, drinking water, picnic and toilet facilities available at Fortescue Bay.

Supervise children, unpatrolled beach, unprotected track edges.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

 

Total distance: 9422 m
Max elevation: 179 m
Min elevation: 11 m
Total climbing: 554 m
Total descent: -553 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

 

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