Jul
20
2011

Three Capes walk to go ahead

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Tasmania’s Three Capes Walk, highly anticipated as one of Australia’s best overland walks, has got the go-ahead after the project was threatened by government budget cuts.

The setting for the walking track will be the Tasman Peninsula region, which is only a 90-minute drive from Hobart.

It offers incredible scenery to hikers as well Australia’s most challenging surfing beach at Shipstern Bluff.

The Tasmanian government has announced it will contribute $12.8 million to the Three Capes walk project.

Parks minister Brain Wrightman said the establishment of the walking track would boost Tasmania’s reputation as an international bushwalking destination.

Around 10,000 people per year are expected to walk the track once it is completed in approximately two years’ time, with an average of 60 walkers to begin a journey on the track each day.
The overnight walk, which has been in the works since 2005, is designed to get people to spend longer periods of time enjoying all the peninsula has to offer.

Other popular attractions on the Tasman Peninsula include the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Tasman Island Cruise.

There are also plenty of short day walks to enjoy while you wait for the Three Capes walk to be finished.

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