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Summary of Three Capes Track Feasiblity Study 2007

The full version of the Three Capes Track Feasiblity Study 2007 can be downloaded as a PDF File (3,990 Kb)


In September 2006, the Premier announced the State Government would invest $100 000 in a feasibility study into a new iconic bushwalk on the Tasman Peninsula. The study assesses the viability of such a walk and explores how it might look on the ground. It is also part of a commitment to explore innovative ways of increasing visitor numbers outside Tasmania’s cities to help build stronger regional communities.

The Parks and Wildlife Service division of the Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment completed the feasibility study for the proposed Three Capes Track on the Tasman Peninsula in March 2007.

The Three Capes Track concept builds on the Tasman Tourism Development Strategy 2005-2008 that identified that the ‘region must impress on the market place that the Tasman Peninsula is worth visiting for more than one day and that it is strong in its natural as well as its cultural heritage experiences’.

The strategy went on to say ‘it is about portraying to visitors that the region is not only home to the State’s iconic cultural heritage attraction, but that it is also rich in unique natural coastal experiences. It is about adding another appeal to the current tourism product mix’.

The feasibility study highlighted that the Three Capes Track experience would deliver this appeal in an extremely compelling way and that it would quickly establish an iconic status as one of Tasmania’s Great Bushwalks.

The feasibility study involved market research and consultation with interested groups and individuals and in particular, the Tasman Peninsula community.

The overall recommendation endorses the concept of a Three Capes Track – being Cape Hauy, Cape Pillar and Cape Raoul in a combined walking and water experience. This experience would use existing, and some new tracks and infrastructure.

The study indicated broad acceptance and support for such a walk and a high level of interest from the market. Independent analysis of demand for Great Bushwalk experiences, such as that provided by the Overland Track, has shown continued growth and interest.