205-Three Capes Track, an introduction

Show notes

This is the first in a series of 3 podcast episodes on our Xmas 2021 upcoming trip on the Tasmanian Three Capes Track. In today’s episode we set the scene for our trip and provide some background on what we expected from this trip. We hope you enjoy.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:50)
  • The Facts (time index 0:01:50)
    • Trail logistics
      • Duration
      • Distance
        • Day by day distances
    • Cost
      • Pensioners and children are cheaper
      • $25.3million to build this trail
    • Trail tread
        • Trail tread consists of a combination of timber boardwalks / gravel / rock
          • Root Rot
  • Facilities
    • Walk notes as part of the booking, pick up at Port Arthur
    • 3 huts
    • Rooms of varying size with bunks including
    •  Kitchen
      • Gas cooktops
      • Saucepans, frying pans and kettles
      • Cooking utensils
    • Dining tables and stools
    • Outdoor tables and bench seating
    • USB Charging stations (5 volt) for your mobile devices
    • Heating and lights in the social hub
    • Toilets with handwash basins
    • 2 outdoor showers (at Munro cabin only)
  • Host Ranger to greet you and answer questions
  • Water on Trail
    • Rainwater tanks at each cabin
  • Mobile reception
    • Reasonably good at two of the huts with Telstra but not always
  • When to Walk
    • Year round
  •  Temperature
    • Summer around 16-19°C degrees maximum
    • Winter around 10-12°C degrees maximum
  • Gear needs
    • 50 lite pack recommended
    • Don’t need tent, stove, sleeping mat
  • The scenery
    • Port Arthur
    • Spectacular coastal views and vegetation
    • Eucalypt woodland
  • Gill and Tim’s wrap up

Close (time index 0:26:18)

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