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Cape Hauy

International > Australia > Tasmania > Tasman Peninsula > Fortescue Bay

Description

Cape Hauy's main attraction needs no introduction. The Totem Pole is probably the sickest tower in the world. But this area also features the Candlestick, another brilliant sea-stack with a character all its own.

This is a beautiful, wild place, and is a must-see destination for climbers and hikers alike. If these routes are a bit too spicey for your tastes, you absolutely must hike out to see them.

Getting There

A well maintained trail heads south from the Fortescue Bay beach. After about 90 minutes of rolling terrain the trail ends abruptly. From this point head north along a subtle climber's trail, down the gently sloping north side of the cape. Eventually you will be able to traverse west with a few easy downclimbs. Once the Tote is visible, head back south to a bolted belay anchor.

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The lanterns and the Candlestick at the end of Cape Hauy.  The Totem Pole is hidden from view, but located in the channel between the Cape and Candlestick.
[Hide Photo] The lanterns and the Candlestick at the end of Cape Hauy. The Totem Pole is hidden from view, but located in the channel between the Cape and Candlestick.
Stunning! Amazing adventure.
[Hide Photo] Stunning! Amazing adventure.
The Candlestick from Cape Hauy.  The top of the Totem Pole can be seen poking up on the right.
[Hide Photo] The Candlestick from Cape Hauy. The top of the Totem Pole can be seen poking up on the right.