We loved visiting Tasmania again, this time for walks on the Tasman Peninsula. Over the past decade we have bushwalked on the Freycinet Peninsula, Maria Island and the Bay of Fires, all stunningly beautiful landscapes that are very different to each other. The Tasman Peninsula kept to the formula and was spectacular.
Although close to Hobart, it was remarkable how much natural bushland, rugged cliffs and walking tracks there are in. Our 4-day walk was with Auswalk, and our chief guide was Kate, who also led a walk we did a few years ago on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. We stayed at Stewarts Bay Lodge and drove each day to our starting points – Fortescue Bay, Mount Brown and Cape Raoul trailheads – all part of the Three Capes Walk.
All the walks were great, but our favourite hands-down was on the last day to Cape Raoul. It was spectacular! The rugged cliffs, like enormous organ pipes, were breathtaking. The seals basking on the rocks were hilarious and put on quite a show in their natural habitat.
We hope to come back to Tassie later this year to do the Overland track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. We love bushwalking, and it keeps us fit in between gigs!