You are only required to carry a daypack while walking. You can bring one piece of luggage which we can transfer directly to the camp for you. We ask that you bring no more than one standard airline carry on piece. Please arrange to store any extra luggage you may have in Hobart.
The Tasman Peninsula has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. During the day you can expect temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius but temperatures tend to drop quite quickly once the sun has set. Tasmanian weather is extremely variable and often at short notice so we recommend you pack clothing for all seasons.
Essential Gear List
- Lace-up hiking boots. See our footwear guide for specific recommendations or this walk.
We can not over-emphasise the importance of appropriate footwear. Running shoes, sand shoes, elasticised boots and similar are not acceptable. Boots/shoes must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. If you haven’t worn your boots for awhile please dust them off, take them for a walk and make sure the soles are still firmly attached to the boot. There is nothing worse than your boot failing on day one. You will be unable to commence the walk without the appropriate footwear, so please feel free to contact us for more details. We are more than happy to discuss footwear with you.
- Polar fleece jacket (preferred) or woollen jumper/pullover
- Light jumper (warm)
- Shorts and/or light walking trousers
- Thermal base layer (long-sleeved top and long johns - merino or polypropylene; 2 sets preferred)
- Warm, long pants (evening camp wear)
- Shirts/t-shirts (merino or polypropylene; 3 recommended)
- Socks (3 pairs recommended)
- Lightweight non-slip footwear (thongs/sports sandals; for camp)
- Sun hat
- Head torch or small torch
- Travel towel or body chamois (for swimming; light and quick-drying)
- Water bottle(s) or water bladder
- Travel mug for hot drinks on the track
- Any personal medication, including anti-inflammatories and EpiPens
- A small bottle of hand sanitiser to use whilst on track. You can refill at the camp each evening.
Recommended Gear List
- Walking poles
- Swimming costume
- Ankle gaiters
- Face masks - enough for the duration of the trip
* DENIM AND COTTON CLOTHING ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR WALKING
* Tip: Layering of clothing has long been the basis for dressing in the outdoors and the gear list above follows this principle. When the temperature drops, we add another layer of insulation; if it rains, we add a rain shell on top and when it’s warm and dry, we strip off a layer.
* Aim for one set of warm clothes for evening and another set to wear whilst walking.
* If you are unsure about anything on the gear list, please call us or talk to your local outdoor adventure store.
Recommended Tasmanian Adventure Stores
• Macpac Hobart | 99 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000 | (03) 8652 1451 | website
- What we provide
- Day pack (available on the morning of departure)
- Rain jacket (3-layer membrane; waterproof and breathable - available on the morning of departure)
- Pack liner
- Lunch container and cutlery
- Basic toiletries (sunscreen, after sun care, insect repellent, Sorbolene-based moisturiser)
- Bio-degradable liquid soap (we would appreciate it if you used our soap, as it is phosphorus-free and suited to our greywater systems)
* Please note: any luggage not required on your walk can be stored at our office and will be returned to you at the conclusion of your walk.
If you have your own hiking gear please feel free to bring it along to use. Our guides will ensure it is suitable on the morning of your departure.
- Gear hire
- Three Capes Gear and Gourmet, has walking poles, over-pants and headlamps available for hire.
- They will conveniently deliver to our walkers base for the start of your walk.
- To organise hire gear please visit https://twc.3capesgearandgourmet.com.au/