LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY > TASMAN NATIONAL PARK AND THE THREE CAPES TRACK – TASMANIA > Three Capes Track: Set of Three Capes (Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul and Cape Pillar with Tasman Island from the Blade (Tasman National Park)
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The Three Capes Track is a new, iconic walk in southeast Tasmania’s Tasman National Park. The three capes (from left to right in this set of 3) are: Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul and Cape Pillar (Tasman Island from the Blade). These stunning dolerite sea cliffs rise out of the Southern Ocean to an astounding height of 300m (984’) and are among the tallest sea cliffs in the world.
Cape Pillar is the crowning glory of the Three Capes Track and provides the most extensive and spectacular views of all three capes. Tasman Island is situated off the southernmost point of Cape Pillar and is best viewed from “The Blade” or by sea. Tasman Island’s lighthouse was built in 1906 and remains operational although it is now unmanned.
Cape Hauy can be done as a day walk separate from the official Three Capes Track. The 8 km (5 mi) walk begins at Fortescue Bay and takes about 4-5 hours to complete. From Cape Hauy, bushwalkers also get a fantastic view of the Candlestick and Totem Pole, two free standing rock columns. Excellent views of the Hippolytes, a couple of picturesque islands also known for their Australian Fur Seal colonies, can also be obtained from Cape Hauy. Cape Pillar is also visible from Cape Hauy far off in the distance.
Cape Raoul, although part of the official “Three Capes Track”, is only visible from, not accessible from, the Three Capes Track. However, Cape Raoul can be done separately as a day walk (14 km, 9 mi). Much of the walk to Cape Raoul provides unobscured views of these sea cliffs and the Southern Ocean. Upon reaching Cape Raoul, one can also see and hear the Australian Fur Seal colony at its base.