Cape Pillar

12 h, 2 days to 3 days

33.3 km

↑ 1345 m
↓ -1345 m

Hard track
Starting near the Fortescue Bay Campground on Fortescue Bay Road, Fortescue, this walk leads to Cape Pillar and back via the Old Cape Pillar and Cape Pillar tracks. Enjoy this unforgettable journey to the island’s south-eastern tip, along a narrow track that winds through forest and moorland. Cape Pillar is the crown jewel of the Tasman Peninsula’s colossal coastline, with cliffs rising up to 300m above the raging seas. Climb up to the summit of the Blade to enjoy the most outstanding views of anywhere on the cape. From the top there are sweeping views of the dolomite coast, including Cape Hauy and Maria Island. About halfway there, at Bare Knoll, there's a camping area with camping platforms, toilet facilities and water tanks. Be advised that the trail skirts close to cliff edges at certain points, and the winds at Cape Pillar can be extremely strong and gusty. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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