Sometimes words just are not enough. So for this Cape Pillar experience, it will be pictures telling the story. Some 37 kilometres in one day, weaving along beside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs is best reserved as a multi-day walk...but reward with the best views I have ever met in over three decades of Tasmanian walking. Standing on The Blade, heading up a staircase that appeared to lead to heaven and having lunch with whales below....there aren't words worthy of describing that moment. So, enjoy the photo essay.
There were wildflowers....many, many wildflowers. Some even sat in their own wild posies.
And there were cliffs, awfully high and breathtakingly beautiful edges of Tasmania.
And pathways of world-class calibre....that led to nature's finest....with stylish rest stops.
It was a day with temptation to raise the camera around every bend. Despite this, the best part was simply stopping and taking it in through both eyes.
A quick note re. walking
the access to Cape Pillar will be only via the inland Cape Pillar track or as part of the Three Capes Track, not the new track up over Mt Fortescue. The reasoning for this is to limit the spread of phytophthora which is known to be in the Cape Hauy area.
People are welcome to do the Cape Hauy and Cape Pillar tracks without doing the Three Capes Track, but they can’t walk west along up over Mt Fortescue to get to Cape Pillar.
It might also be worth noting that for safety reasons, construction sites will need to be avoided up until they are finished early December.
Words and images: Alice Hansen
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