Tasmanian Mountain Guides | Overland Track
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Overland Track

  • Day 1

    • Briefings/Lectures
    • Gear prep
    • Lunch and beverages provided

  • Day 2

    • Transfer to trail head
    • Commence trek
    • Potential Cradle summit
    • Camp at Waterfall Valley

  • Day 3

    • Trek to Lake Windemere
    • Summit Barn Bluff an option

  • Day 4

    • Trek to New pelion hut

  • Day 5

    • Trek to Pelion Gap and Kia Ora
    • Potential Ossa summit

  • Day 6

    • Trek to Windy Ridge/Bert Nichols hut

  • Day 7

    • Trek to Narcissus hut at the Northern edge of Lake St Clair

  • Day 8

    • Ferry transfer to Cynthia bay and transfer to Launceston

AU$2100 per person

AU$2100 per person

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Inclusions

Full day of pre-trek introductory lessons and gear advice. Two guides, private transfers to and from the park, park fees, track fees, 5 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners. See gear list for what we supply.

This trek requires a longer lead time than other treks due to its booking system.
All prices are GST inclusive
Background

The Overland Track is considered Australia’s premier alpine walk. The 65 km, six-day trek is through the heart of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, which is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The spectacular scenery and camp facilities of the Overland Track have cemented its place not only nationally, but also internationally as one of the great wilderness treks in the world. Beginning at Ronny Creek car park in Cradle Valley near Cradle Mountain, trek through a landscape of spectacular glacially carved valleys, ancient rainforests, fragrant eucalypt forest, golden button grass moorlands and stunning alpine meadows. There are options along the way to take some detours to magnificent waterfalls and mountain peaks, including Mt Ossa (1617m) on day five, which is Tasmania’s highest peak. The walk concludes at Australia’s deepest lake – Lake St Clair (200m).

What we supply
  • Back pack
  • Water proof pack liner
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Sleeping mat
  • Stove and fuel
  • Mug, spoon and bowl
  • Rain jacket and trousers
  • Gaiters
  • Safety whistle
  • Food (you will have an opportunity to purchase additional snacks prior to the trek commencing)
  • Water bladder and bottle
  • Walking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Crampons or chains during winter activities
What you will need to bring
  • Boots (worn in, ankle high with Vibram sole or equivalent)
  • Socks x 3 pair (suitable for trekking)
  • T-shirt x 2 (Merino wool is recommended. Merino will not smell after several days of use)
  • Thermal underwear x 1 set (Merino is recommended)
  • Gloves x 2 pair (one light merino type and one wind/water proof type)
  • Walking trousers (light weight quick drying)
  • Walking shirt (light weight/long sleeved quick drying)
  • Polar fleece or down jacket
  • Tent booties (or lightweight footwear for use around camp)
  • Beanie & neck warmer
  • Sun hat (broad brimmed is recommended instead of a peaked cap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarized is recommended)
  • Toiletries (mainly toothbrush, toothpaste and 100% natural tea tree oil which is a good antiseptic and substitute for soap and shampoo. Even biodegradable soap is unsuitable in a world heritage area)
  • Small bottle of hand sanitizing gel (Dettol 50mL)
  • Small towel (quick dry, micro travel type)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries
What you may also like to bring
  • Camera (consider spare batteries)
  • Book (not too bulky)
  • Notepad and pencil
  • Lip balm
  • Soft shell jacket (lightweight and windproof)
  • Wet wipes