The concept which underlies the Three Capes Track model is fundamentally flawed. This is because it attempts to impose a multi-day wilderness walk model on a “track” created by linking several existing day-walks and the overnight walk to Cape Pillar.

This is a fundamentally different model to that adopted by the highly successful Great Ocean Walk in Victoria where visitors can walk the entire track while camping each night or take the option of staying in local accommodation and walking only the sections of track that appeal to them. The TNPA has long advocated investigating a similar concept for the Tasman Peninsula as we believe it is likely to attract far more visitors than the current proposal and provide a greater return to the local economy.

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Fungi on log. Photo: Grant Dixon

Fungi on log. Photo: Grant Dixon

The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.