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Cape Raoul

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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Stunning views and a seal colony

Absolutely gorgeous walk with constantly changing terrain. Climbs can be a bit challenging at times... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
h20182018
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Melbourne, Australia
Great hike

This is an easy hike to the cape and back in one day. We went for the sunset and had head lamps for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BCsaralou
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous walk with constantly changing terrain. Climbs can be a bit challenging at times and you might get sick of the stairs (as incredibly well made as they are). But the views are astonishing and well worth the hike. Simply stunning. A view of...More

Thank h20182018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an easy hike to the cape and back in one day. We went for the sunset and had head lamps for the return. Not to be missed views.

Thank BCsaralou
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Such a good 5 hour hike (moderate fitness required) if you are based in the Port Arthur Area. Take the B37 for 8km and then turn left at the sign to Highcroft and Stormlea. The 9km unsealed road to the trail head has scenic country...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The day we went to Cape Raoul, it was raining. Not the best way for taking pictures. Still, we could see it in the rain. It was beautiful no matter the weather. Still, the sun is more conducive. I was glad that I was able...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did a couple of short walks while in Tasmania and this was our favourite. It’s a great walk that over 4-5 hours takes you through multiple terrains from forests, to open scrub land to the amazing rocky cliffs of the cape....More

1  Thank Stuart788278
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

What a great hike, not too difficult and a big reward in the way of spectacular views! When you go, the beginning sign says it takes 5 hours but that's only is you go all the way to the end of the Cape and back....More

1  Thank Caitlin I
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Cape Raoul walking trip takes 5 hours and is regarded as one of Tasmania great short walks. It's tall pillars of dole rite rise out of the ocean creating a special view in this part of the world. We only visited the lookout as time...More

Thank kerryjohn2014
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

After doing Shipsterns Bluff and Cape Hoy last year This walk was amazing. It is not extremely hard but the scenery is worth the 5-6hours it took us. We saw echidnas, seals, wallaby, and lots of bird lift. A must do for nature lovers. Look...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I only walked to the lookouts on both the Cape Raoul and the other track. If you have regular fitness you can do it. The views are amazing! The walk takes you through beautiful bush. It's worth doing.

1  Thank dip69
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Involves a 9 kilometres gravel road to reach the trail head. The trail to Cape Raoul is 7 klm one way. The Lookout is roughly halfway and although designated a Grade 4 Walk, the path is well maintained and although a little steep in places...More

1  Thank peter s
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Melvin S
12 October 2016|
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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
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gerofrancis
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
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RoadsMoreTraveled
31 December 2014|
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Response from TassieCamnSue | Reviewed this property |
I reckon Cape Raoul
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