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Fortescue Bay

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Address: Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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US$136.59*
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15-Minute Sea Cliffs and Convicts Helicopter Flight from Port Arthur
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Cape Hauy walk - such a rewarding one

At Fortescue Bay we did the Cape Hauy walk. Took us a total of 4-5 hours, and there were lots of steps, lots of them! My legs were pretty sore the next couple days after doing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle V
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The picture is not really a view from the bay but from a walk you can do from the bay. There is a nice park and camp ground with a kiosk at the beach which is sandy, white, quite wide and windy. Water tempreture is coldven in summer.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Fortescue Bay we did the Cape Hauy walk. Took us a total of 4-5 hours, and there were lots of steps, lots of them! My legs were pretty sore the next couple days after doing this walk! But it was all worth it. The views are amazing! And everything seems so untouched. Cape Hauy itself is so majestic. There's... More 

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Winmalee, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buildings are interesting, the waterline beautiful, the asylum was eerie and sad but $90 for a family to walk around is a bit much. There is a free ferry ride included, but it was going to be crowded, so we didn't go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fortescue Bay is accessed via a 12km gravel road, the C344 from the A9 south of Taranaki on the Tasman Peninsula. There are 3 camping grounds run by the National Parks so a Parks Pass is essential if you want to stay legal, one can be obtained from the on site Ranger at the Fortescue Bay site, there's an office,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

For Skeabrae is another really pretty part of the Tasman well with this to one of the many beaches in this area

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As part of my three capes hike this was another iconic spot Its a challenge but that's part of the fun! I recommend to all that you put on your walking or hike shoes and go check it out. Very pretty and ancient leaves you will an appreciation of how beautiful Tasmania is.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Stunning coastline with miles and miles of hiking paths. Just wish we had more time to explore in more depth. Walked to the totem pole, which was about a 3hr return trip with a ten year old. Don't be fool by the pristine water; it's beyond freezing!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The road there is rough, bumpy and dusty. The campsite is popular, so there can be a bit of a 'community' near the parking area. However, it is well worth the trip. A beautiful bay with nice hikes along the beach or the shoreline. Some unique nature, including aquatic life and birds. A very special place we look forward to... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

From Fortescue Bay we did the 4 hour found trip hike to Cape Hauy. This hike has amazing views at the Cape of the basalt sea cliffs the Totem Pole and Candlestick stacks. The trail seems newly build, lots of steps but worth the effort for the end view.

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Preston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

To understand the enormity of Tasmania you have to do these tracks to see the spectacular views of the edge of the island.

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