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Cape Hauy

5. Cape Hauy

time 4 hour return walk. (4.4km one way)
access Arthur Highway (A9) to junction with Fortescue Bay road (C344) which is 4km south of Taranna and 4km north of Port Arthur. Turn into C344 and drive 12km to Fortescue Bay. (This road is unsealed but is suitable for 2WD vehicles and mountain bikes). See map
fees Park entry fees apply.
facilities Camping, boat ramp, drinking water, picnic and toilet facilities available at Fortescue Bay
grade Level 4.
what to take Group B items
cautions Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges.
prohibited No pets, firearms or bicycles

You can get a great view of Cape Hauy in the spectacular Tasman National Park as you travel to the Tasman Peninsula. To get this view, make a short detour, from the Arthur Highway (A9), to the Pirates Bay lookout just before Eaglehawk Neck. The walk to Cape Hauy leaves from Fortescue Bay 15km further south.

Highlights

The Cape Hauy Track leads from Fortescue Bay, just near the boat ramp. The walk passes through a variety of heath and woodland before coming to the magnificent views of steep cliffs and rock formations.

The spectacular dolerite columns and cliffs at Cape Hauy are popular areas for climbing and abseiling. Sea stacks, the "Candlestick" and "Totem Pole" at Cape Hauy are used by climbers and are not, you may be pleased to know, a part of this short walk!

Rock climbing on the Totem pole