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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Brutal beauty on the Three Capes Lodge Walk – a picture essay

Picture: Ted Mead

A new private hiking trip through the Tasman national park, starting at Denmans Cove and finishing at Fortescue Bay, is worth every effort …

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  1. Wilbur Rankin

    November 25, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    What a load of garbage from the Guardian.

    My taxes paid for that walk to be built in a national park, but now that company can restrict access to all national park card holders and charge a fee.

    Cradle mountain huts still let people have access from start to finish, but this track is designed not to have anyone else but paid up walkers carrying a jumper and some underwear.

    • Brad

      November 26, 2018 at 6:45 am

      Private companies conduct guided walks, and with food provided.

      You can still walk unguided, and yes, it costs money. But huts and sleeping shelters have been built for each night’s accommodation.

      True, it’s not cheap. For a family of five hikers, unguided, there wasn’t much change out of $2,200 … three nights, four days .. whilst a private, guided walk will cost much more.

  2. Ted Mead

    November 25, 2018 at 9:18 am

    What a frightfully boring article !

    Surely the Guardian can do better than this?

    Carly was obviously given a freebie trip to talk the walk up.

    Spruiking private profiteering of our national parks and labeling it as eco-tourism is the new paradigm for insensitive, out of touch developers who only have $$$ in mind.

    The writer probably has never walked much beyond the cosy comfort of carpet before, and doesn’t know what a wilderness experience is.

    Replete with a plethora of mundane images, it is hardly an article that will pull the crowds or even promote the unethical business!

    • MjF

      November 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Not a bad little piece I thought, Mr T. And that’s saying something for The Guardian.

      You can rest easy. From what I see and hear from balanced people around the country, this walk doesn’t need any favourable media promotion to entice the punters.

      It’s a runaway success as much as you steadfastly try to rubbish it. Your blinkered message is not getting across. Why ?

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