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Cape Raoul Lookout

Cape Raoul is the third of the Three Capes Track capes, and as I wrote about previously, is a little separate from the two that you visit on the official Three Capes Track. Visiting Cape Raoul involves some extra time and transport.

For those short on time, it is well worth the effort to just do the first part of the hike up to the Cape Raoul Lookout. Fast walkers should be able to knock it off in 30-40 minutes, but I’d allow at least a couple of hours for the return walk and some quality time taking photos at the lookout.

The track is great, as it was upgraded during the construction of the Three Capes Track. You will gradually climb up to the lookout through very nice coastal eucalypt forest and heath. Lots of nice flowers in spring and fungi in autumn.

Along the way, you can opt in to the side-trip to the Shipsterns Bluff lookout or continue straight through to the Cape Raoul Lookout. I am tempted to head up here one evening when the aurora is happening as it would be a great vantage point!

My upcoming Tasman Peninsula photography workshop includes a guided walk to the lookout.

You can read all about the entire day walk to Cape Raoul on the Parks website.

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