Cape Hauy (05)

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great-short-walk-mapStarting at Fortescue Bay, the Cape Hauy Track passes through a wonderful variety of woodlands and heath before you emerge to be greeted by stunning views of amazing rock formations and formidable looking steep cliffs.

The dolerite columns and cliffs at Cape Hauy are truly spectacular and climbers and abseilers are attracted to the region by the sea stacks “Candlestick” and “Totem Pole”.

The walk is approximately 8.8km’s return and walkers should allow at least 4-hours return for this trip.

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Graded as a Level 3 walk, this means that only those proficient in bush walking and with a good level of fitness should consider this walking track. You can expect tracks of this grade to be steep in sections and have a rough surface and perhaps many steps.

Walkers should ensure they have sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, clothes to suit the weather, raincoat, woollen jumper, snack food and drink.

Due to hazardous cliffs this track is not recommended for children under age 14. Please supervise children at all times.

Please note that pets are not permitted on this track. Firearms and bicycles are also prohibited.

Park entry fees DO apply.

Facilities:

At Fortescue Bay there is camping, a boat ramp, drinking water, picnic and toilet facilities available.

Vehicle Access:

From Arthur Highway (A9) go to the junction with Fortescue Bay road (C344) then turn into C344 and drive 12km to Fortescue Bay. Please note that the road is unsealed but is suitable for 2WD vehicles and mountain bikes. Please be aware of logging trucks on this road.

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