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Cape Raoul

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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Probably one of the best hike I have every done in Tasmania by far. The landscape is breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Launceston, Australia

This is a superb hike requiring a reasonable level of fitness - I'm in my mid-sixties and am not... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Helen B
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Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Probably one of the best hike I have every done in Tasmania by far. The landscape is breathtaking and the hike all the way through was remarkable. Completed the hike in approximately 5~5.5 hours with lots of stops in between and a good lunch at...More

Thank Timty
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a superb hike requiring a reasonable level of fitness - I'm in my mid-sixties and am not super fit, so there was some puffing and panting, but it's truly worth the effort. The walk goes through various kinds of vegetation, starting with a...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I did the Cape Raoul day hike on a Sunday near the end of March. I was staying in Hobart and started off quite early shortly after the sunrise (around 7:30). I wasn't able to use Cape Raoul as such as the destination on the...More

1  Thank Veera K
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you cannot face a 5 hour walk - make the effort to visit the Cape Raoul Lookout (and Shipstern Lookout just 200m in the other direction at the fork). Parking is tricky near the start after 12km of rutted unsealed road and the walk...More

2  Thank DawnHendrick
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is quite a long hike that I would categorise as medium-hard. That means that if you're a hiker and do plenty of it then this would be a medium hike, if you had little so far then this will be a hard hike but...More

2  Thank pacyf
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This walk is closed on Tuesdays due to helicopters flying in equipment for the track Maintainence. If you've done the three capes walk and are concerned about doing this walk. This review is for you. It took me 6 hours plus to walk this track....More

Thank Justjoanne
Reviewed 14 February 2017

2 hours drive from Hobart. Read here that it is hard to get there. When we put Cape Raoul we arrived exactly where we wanted to. There is an old-fashioned “toilet” just before the walk. There are NO fresh water sources around, so we definitely...More

3  Thank Natalya Z
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must do hike in Tassie. We clocked it at 8 k each way and for 3 x 65+ oldies it was difficult in parts (down and back up the mountain) but we took it easy and the vistas were breathtaking. The actual...More

2  Thank AustraliaBoo
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I did this as part of the three capes. It was breathtaking - the walk and the view. Rugged coastline, savage waters and beautiful wildlife make for a great hike

Thank Tan4444
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The highlight of the walk is the cape itself, but there are some views on the way and the vegetation is always changing. The cape is spectacular - we had seen it from a distance while on the Three Capes Track and it was great...More

3  Thank NorrieCarol912
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Melvin S
I will be traveling with my parents (about 70 years old), and two young children aged 8 and 10. I don't intend to do the full walk. If we just do a 20 minutes walk from the car park, can we still catch some great views? Thanks.
12 October 2016|
Response from TassieCamnSue | Reviewed this property |
The Cape Raoul lookout is more than 20 minutes, probably about 40 minutes but is worth the walk. Depends on the fitness of the 70 year olds- I am 69 and have no trouble, being a fairly regular walker
How do I get to Cape Raoul using public transportation? Shall I stay at Hobart then use bus going to Port Arthur in the morning? Or shall I stay at Port Arthur? Thanks
26 February 2016|
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Response from goldnugget45 | Reviewed this property |
I would stay at Port Arthur ,mainly because the services are so good there
Tasman NP - Whick Trek around Jan 15th? only time to do one trek Read this: Cape Hauy – may be crowded – steps vs natural trail yes? Cape Raoul – more remote, natural path, tougher? or even perhaps Mt Fortescue Track ? thoughts? thanks
31 December 2014|
Response from TassieCamnSue | Reviewed this property |
I reckon Cape Raoul