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Cape Raoul

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Address: 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 and the hike all the way through was remarkable. Completed the hike in... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Launceston, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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7 reviews
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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 the end of the hike (which is at a hanging cliff) - definitely bring lunch... More 

Thank Timty
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 long meander through beautiful eucalypts - it was a relatively hot day and it was... More 

Thank Helen B
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 navigator of my rental car, but instead I typed in Stormlea Road which took me... More 

1 Thank Veera K
Hobart, Australia
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 is closed on Tuesdays because of maintenance - but aside from those 2 issues the... More 

1 Thank DawnHendrick
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72 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 definitely doable. You start the hike on a dirt road parking area and the first... More 

2 Thank pacyf
Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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. I have arthritis in my feet and ankles. (But recently completed the three capes walk... More 

Thank Justjoanne
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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 recommend taking lots of water. Quite a bit of the walk is not in a... More 

2 Thank Natalya Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 pinnacles at the end of the Cape (incl seals) just blew us all away. If... More 

1 Thank AustraliaBoo
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Brisbane, Australia
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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 to complete the trio. Like Cape Pillar, there is a (noisy) seal colony at the... More 

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