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Tasman National Park

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The dramatic coastline of the Tasman peninsula.

Sharing the Tasman Peninsula with Port Arthur, the Tasman National Park is over 100 square kilometers of volcanic coastline structures sculpted by ocean, wind and rain.

The park is less than an hour southeast of Tasmania’s main city, Hobart.

Easily accessible features for day visits

There are many features within the park which are easily accessible and with vehicle access: Tasman Arch, Blowhole, Waterfall Bay, Fortescue Bay and Remarkable Cave areas.

Three Capes Track

For those who would like to spend a little longer in the park there is the Three Capes Track. The track is a 4 days and three nights walk over 46 kilometers among the soaring coastline and eucalyptus forest of the national park. Nights are spent in pre-booked, comfortable cabins along the way.

TASMAN ARCH, TASMAN PENINSULA, TASMANIA
JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ MD [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tasman Arch

The impressive Tasman Arch is just one of the features of Pirate Bay. Adjacent is the blowhole and the soaring coastal cliffs of the Devil’s Kitchen.   

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Soaring dolerite cliffs

Dramatic dolerite rock formations on the Three Capes Track hike are a prominent feature of the park’s coastline.

A battered coastline 

The formidable coastline of the park   is forever under attack from the Tasman Sea.

The park is also a haven for sealife with seals, penguins dolphins and whales seen at various times during the year.

The southern stretch – Tasman Island

One of three islands included within the national park, Tasman Island, sits off Cape Pillar at the very southern end.

Fortescue Bay at midday
Ida Gjerlevsen Nielsen [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Fortescue Bay and camping

Fortescue Bay in the east of the park is the only area where there are camping facilities or indeed drinking water.

The waters around the park are well used due to the remarkable coastal scenery and there is a boat ramp at the Fortescue Bay campsite.

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Cape Raoul hiking

Cape Raoul with its impressive coastline of soaring cliffs is a popular hiking destination.   The cape is reached via a 5 hour (14 kilometer round trip) walk from the car park.