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Dolerite Pillars of Cape Hauy

Cape Hauy Track

Tasman National Park

Directions - Located just over 90 minutes south east of Hobart, head east out of the city on the Tasman Hwy and follow the signs for Port Arthur. Before the Port Arthur Lavender Farm turn left onto Joiners Link then right onto Coronation Rd before a left onto Fortescue Rd. Follow this all the way down to the car park at Fortescue Bay.

The Hike - With the Tasman National Park famous for the Three Capes Track and the great four day adventure that you can have on that experience, the good news for hikers looking for a day hike is that most of the park is still accessible. If you don't have the time, money or gear to do the Three Capes (or have just missed out on a booking) then you can still access both of the capes (yes the Three Capes only visits two of the capes). The day trip to Cape Pillar is the longer option at 18km so Cape Hauy at 10km return is a good length with plenty to see along the way. Day or weekend trips from Hobart exploring the historic Port Arthur region of the state wouldn't be complete without some time in nature and the Cape Hauy Track is a fantastic option if that's what you want to do.