Fortescue Bay Walks – Tasmanian National Parks Pass Required
Fortescue Bay is in the Tasman National Park and provides a camping area, picnic tables and a boat launching ramp. The beautiful sandy beach is ideal for swimming and is popular with canoeists.
The following walks start in the Park:
* Canoe & Bivouac Bays (3–4 hours return) National Parks Pass Required – The walk starts at the northerly end of the Fortescue Bay beach and provides wonderful views of The Lanterns and the Candlestick from Dolomieu Point.
* Cape Hauy (4 hours return) – The walk starts at the Fortescue Bay camping ground and the newly constructed track leads to the spectacular Cape Hauy, with views of The Candlestick, The Lanterns and the Hippolyte Rocks out to sea.
* Arthur’s Peak (6 hours return) – A medium/hard walk for experienced walkers. The views from the summit are stunning and include Crescent Beach, Mount Brown and further westward to Bruny Island and beyond.
* Cape Pillar (2-3 days return) – This “wilderness” walk starts at Fortescue Bay and is the most spectacular walk on the Tasman Peninsula. The grade is medium/hard and should only be undertaken by experienced hikers. The view from the tallest cliffs in the southern hemisphere looking out to Tasman Island and beyond is breathtaking.
* Tasman Coastal Trail – Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay to Cape Pillar (3-4 days one way) – A long walk for experienced hikers – individual track sections above.