Cape Raoul Track, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

One of Tasmania’s classic coastal walks to the tip of the Tasman Peninsula. There are spectacular dolerite cliffs and great coastal views.

Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park

We did the Cape Raoul Track on our first trip to Tasmania in 2008, and I remember it being a great walk. The deeply textured cliffs are a highlight, made up largely of dolerite columns. I lacked a wide angled lens or panorama function at the time, which would have been handy to fit these cliffs into frame. But I think the drama of the landscape comes across well enough in my photos to inspire a trip out there. I’ll certainly go again on my next trip out that way.

Track notes available on TasTrails and a few other websites. It’s a pretty straightforward walk without much change in elevation. 

Cape Raoul Track: The Scenery

Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park
The view from Cape Raoul Lookout near the start of the walk. I took another picture on the way back in better weather, proving that I was already a bit obsessed with taking photos 11 years ago.
Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park
Looking down the coast.
Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park
Looking down the coast.

Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park

Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park
These rock shapes are quite typical of the Tasman Peninsula.

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Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park
The tip of the peninsula.

 

Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park

Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park
I needed a panorama function to fit all of these into one shot, which unfortunately I didn’t have. Impressive rock formations though.

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Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park
Looks like the weather was changeable. I guess this is Tasmania after all.
Cape Raoul Track, Tasman National Park
The view from Cape Raoul Lookout in sunnier weather.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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