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Embark on a trek through the rugged coasts of the Tasman National Park, and fundraise for Aussie Helpers who support farming communities across the country.

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11-14 February 2025

Travel Dates

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$390 $240

Registration Fee

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$2,900

Trip Cost

Paid upfront or in instalments

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3.5/5

Challenge Grade

Give Back to the Community

$3,000

Fundraising Target

Early bird offer: sign up before 11 August 2024 and save $150 on your registration fee!

The Difference You'll Make

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Every day, three times a day, we all need an Aussie farmer. Yet, many of them are struggling due to economic uncertainty, biosecurity risks, climate forecasts, and catastrophic weather events.

Aussie Helpers supports thousands of farmers each year by providing animal feed, financial aid, food hampers, fuel cards, laptops, school fee support, student tutoring, mental health services, and small luxuries like Christmas hampers and gifts for kids. Our team offers a listening ear and open arms to farmers who need to know they are not alone. Our regular farm visits are a vital lifeline for many farmers and their families.

Join us on the breathtaking Three Capes trek in Tasmania, a journey through some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the world. By participating, you'll not only experience the rugged beauty of towering sea cliffs and pristine beaches but also help us support the farming communities at the heart of our country.

With your generosity, we can expand our programs, reach more farmers, and offer a wider array of support. Your contributions will empower us to be stronger advocates, create sustainable long-term impacts, and foster lasting change, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.

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How it works

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FLEXIBLE BOOKINGS

Pay upfront or in flexible instalments.
Cancel more than 90 days before departure to receive refund options (excluding deposit).
For more details, see our FAQs.
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Make a difference

Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.

You'll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.

Teamwork

Be part of a team

Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.

Trip notes

Day 1, Tuesday, 11 February 2025: Hobart - Crescent Bay and Mount Brown 

Day 1, Tuesday, 11 February 2025: Hobart - Crescent Bay and Mount Brown 

It’s time for the adventure of a lifetime! This morning, meet our guides at 7:45 am at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart before we make our way to the Remarkable Caves to begin our walk for the day. The first part of the hike crosses a series of sand dunes covered in coastal heath vegetation, offering westerly views back towards Cape Raoul. The track then opens out into a gaping cavity known as Maingon Blowhole, then heads inland onto the lower knolls of Mount Brown where a series of cairns will direct our ascent. The walk up to the summit is moderately steep, with views over Cape Pillar, Tasman Island, Arthurs Peak and further south to Cape Raoul and Bruny Island. Once back on the main track we reach Crescent Bay, an incredibly beautiful and often sparsely populated beach. After the day’s walk, we head back to our accommodation for a rest and then dinner. 

Accommodation: Cabins, twin-share

Trekking distance: 9 km

Meals: L D

Day 2, Wednesday, 12 February 2025: Cape Raoul

Day 2, Wednesday, 12 February 2025: Cape Raoul

We begin our walk today out to Cape Raoul. Offering some of the most spectacular coastal lookouts in Tasmania, Cape Raoul is an excellent return day walk within the Tasman National Park. With only a few steep sections, this is a comfortable walk allowing ample time to relax and enjoy the expansive views of the surrounding Tasman Peninsula and further south to Bruny Island. 

We start walking through heathland and after a short gradual climb we cross a bridge above a small gully. The bushland then opens up with spectacular views of the incredible cliffs where Cape Raoul is just beyond the lower plateau to the east. A short distance to our right is another open section of the cliff top showing a stunning view down to Shipstern Bluff, beyond to Bruny Island and Tasmania’s southern coast. The trail heads east from here along the cliff tops, descending the steepest part of the trail first onto the Cape Raoul plateau. Once on the plateau, the landscape changes to stunning coastal banksia scrub and soon we see our first glimpses of the northern coastline including Mt Brown, Arthurs Peak and Mt Fortescue. Situated a little further east, are the impressive 300-metre-high cliffs of Cape Pillar.

Accommodation: Cabins, twin-share

Trekking distance: 14 km 

Meals: B L D

Day 3, Thursday, 13 February 2025: Fortescue Bay to Cape Hauy

Day 3, Thursday, 13 February 2025: Fortescue Bay to Cape Hauy

We depart from the Lodge this morning and head off for the day’s walk to Cape Hauy. The walk starts at a beautiful cove and there are some steep sections with stairs. There is a steep climb at the start and end of the walk, but once at the top of the first saddle, extensive panoramic views stretch far north past the Forester coast to Maria Island and south, detailing the ridges of Cape Pillar. Towards the end, the track follows the cliff's edge, providing spectacular views. The final segment of the trail, before reaching a large plateau, is quite steep and narrow but we are able to clearly view the exceptional rock formations of the Candlestick and Totem Pole, large columns of dolerite rocking out of the ocean. 

We then return via the same route, via numerous stairs. We have some free time in the afternoon to explore the area before dinner. 

Accommodation: Cabins, twin-share

Trekking distance: 8 km

Meals: B L D

Day 4, Friday, 14 February 2025: Wilderness Cruise - Hobart

Day 4, Friday, 14 February 2025: Wilderness Cruise - Hobart

Today we head out for our final day on a 3-hour award-winning Wilderness Cruise with Pennicott Journeys. Make sure to dress warmly - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. Waterproofs are supplied by the cruise company. The boat passes close by the spectacular rock formations along the coastline where we have walked over the past three days and stops regularly for easy viewing and photography. See seals, albatross, white-bellied sea eagles and enjoy an exhilarating ride on this fantastic cruise. We will return back to Hobart, arriving at around 4:30 pm, to say our goodbyes to our guides and teammates after a memorable 4 days together. If you are leaving tonight, please book return flights home departing after 6 pm. 

Meals: B L

Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in cabins based on twin-share, shared bathrooms • Meals as per itinerary • Professional trekking guides • Entrance fees as per itinerary • 3-hour wilderness cruise • National Parks entry fees

Excludes: Airfares • Airport transfers • Pre- & post-tour accommodation in Hobart • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities

Three capes Tasmania

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Trek through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
  • See the highest sea cliffs in Australia, and gaze out to the endless sea beyond.
  • Challenge yourself with four days of trekking over boardwalks, stone paths and up Mount Brown peak and be rewarded with unsurpassed views.
  • Raise vital funds for Aussie Helpers and make friends with like-minded people.

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email (info@inspiredadventure.com.au) or phone (1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

Your adventure is ranked 3.5/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. 

The Three Capes trek is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. It is essential that you prepare for this challenge. 

Who will I be travelling with? 

Our average group size at Inspired Adventures ranges from 10 to 20 people. You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.

Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work. 

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84 take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Fitness and training

How do I train for this adventure?

We will provide you with basic information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. We recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. As part of your training, we recommend making use of your weekends to complete a full day hike and if possible, an overnight hike. You should aim to walk in hilly terrain for 6-8 hours and get up to do it again the following day comfortably. Conventional exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina, such as aerobics and light weight training can be beneficial, particularly if your fitness level is less than ideal.

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like?

On this trek, you’ll be staying in two or three bedroom lodge accommodation in Port Arthur at Stewarts Bay lodge. Each room is based on twin share. In the two bedroom cabins, there is a double bed in one room and twin beds in the second room along with a shared bathroom and lounge area. You will be sharing your cabin with other team members.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Yes, you will be sharing your cabin with other guests. You may be in a two or three bedroom cabin. Each has separate bedrooms, a bathroom and lounge area. With twin share arrangements, if you are travelling solo, you will be paired in a room with a teammate of the same gender.  

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you in a room together. You will be in a two or three bedroom cabin, sharing the cabin with other guests on the adventure. 

What to expect

What is the food like? 

Breakfast is continental. Lunch varies from day to day, but includes things like meat, salad, bread and wraps, roast chicken and salad or quiche. Dinner is a casual two-course meal of main and dessert prepared by your guides (unless it is specified that we will be dining out). The menu is constantly changing but can include a classic steak on the barbecue, chicken korma or salmon fillet. Dessert can include maple baked apples, pears in red wine, fruit salad or pavlova to name just a few.

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for?

We are able to accommodate guests’ specific dietary requirements and can always prepare a meal to meet individual needs.

Will I have mobile phone reception? 

You may not be able to use your phone at all times - but don't worry, it's all part of the experience! It is possible that during our trek you will have limited access at high points of the trail, and usually Telstra is best. Otherwise, enjoying switching off and getting back to nature.

Will I have access to electricity?

Yes, you will have access to power points at your accommodation.

What do I need to pack? 

You will be sent a comprehensive packing list after you register for the adventure with everything you need to consider.

What weather can I expect?

Temperatures in the Three Capes region are moderate, with summer average highs of 20°C, dropping to 12°C overnight. In Spring and Autumn, temperatures average around 14-17°C during the day, and 7-12°C at night. Please check local forecasts in the weeks leading up to your adventure for up-to-date weather information.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

All Inspired Adventures guides and Team Leaders are first aid trained. Our guides carry a satellite phone to be used if further assistance is required.

Fundraising

How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You will have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we will also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising target? 

It’s normal to worry you won’t meet your fundraising target, but we know you can do it. In fact, with the support of Inspired Adventures, almost everyone goes on to raise far more than they imagined. 

By registering for the adventure, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising amount specified. Like you, we are looking to make a significant impact for our charity partners, so the goal is for each person to have met their fundraising target before departure. If you fail to raise the minimum fundraising target by this time, we will review the situation on a case-by-case basis.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we fundraise together? 

Absolutely! Fundraising with a friend is a great idea. Just remember the fundraising target is per person, so you will each need to meet the minimum fundraising goal to participate. We know you can do it.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The funds raised for Aussie Helpers are tax-deductible (conditions apply).

Payments, cancellations and refunds

How much does it cost to participate in this adventure? 

The total cost to participate in this adventure is $2,900 (inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).

In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,000 (per person) for Aussie Helpers. 

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $950 deposit. 
  • Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Where applicable, we can provide assistance in making a travel insurance claim.

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have insurance?

Travel insurance is highly recommended for domestic adventures to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. 

For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

 

All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.

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