Cape Hauy - TAS



DEG: -43.13887 148.00433
DMS: 43º 08' 19.93" S 148º 00' 15.6" E
UTM: 55 G 5223274mN 581677mE
Altitude: 39.03m


Place Type

Geography - Cape,Headland,Point


61.76kms SouthEast of Hobart
644.96kms SouthEast of Melbourne

Address & Contact

Tasman National Park
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Cape Hauy, located on the Tasman Peninsula, marks the breathtaking conclusion of the renowned 48km Three Capes Walk. This walk is a sought-after multi-day adventure, but for those seeking a rewarding day hike, Cape Hauy offers a remarkable 10km return journey from Fortescue Bay.While the trail holds a Grade 4 rating and a reputation for its challenging steps, the 500m elevation gain is manageable for hikers with moderate experience and fitness. The well-formed, signposted, and well-maintained path contrasts with rocky alternatives, ensuring a more enjoyable journey.Beginning at the Fortescue Bay boat ramp, the trail transitions from an easy coastal stretch to a forested uphill climb. Once atop the saddle, the landscape unfolds into stunning coastal vistas, with expansive views of Cape Pillar to the south and Maria Island to the north.The Cape Hauy Walking Track, with its continuous panoramas, eliminates the need for designated viewpoints. As the trail approaches the cape's tip, a viewing platform hangs off the cliff, providing awe-inspiring perspectives of dolerite cliffs, rock formations like the Candlestick and Totem Pole, and the distant Hippolyte Rocks.As you return along the trail, the spectacular views linger, making Cape Hauy one of Australia's best day hikes, despite its challenging reputation.
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Closest Weather Station

Tasman Island at 13/06:30am EST
Distance from Cape Hauy 11.21km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Tasman Island
Distance from Cape Hauy 11.21km S
Mean Max. °C17.917.416.814.913.211.310.811.512.513.415.416.5
Mean Min. °C11.411.511.
Mean Rain mm75.351.167.568.673.471.871.079.388.161.954.961.3

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