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The Overland Track
6 days/5 nights


Tasmania’s Overland Track is the original and still the most sought after of Tasmania’s multi-day hikes. Expert guides lead you across this ancient landscape, covering 65 km from Cradle Valley to Lake St Clair. You’ll stay in the only private accommodation along the trail, and be rewarded each day with a hot shower, sumptuous meals, freshly baked bread, a glass of Tasmanian wine and a comfortable bed.

Come join our most loved iconic walk and discover the rare beauty and diversity of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness.

 

Day 1: Waldheim to Barn Bluff Hut

We begin our journey at Waldheim in Cradle Valley, venturing through ancient rainforest, and passing the dramatic glacially-carved Crater Lake. After a hearty lunch, we climb the steepest section of the whole Overland Track, with staggering views of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake our reward. We follow the edge of a spectacular glacial cirque before dropping into Waterfall Valley where our private hut awaits,.

Approx 7 hours walking

Day 2: To Pine Forest Moor Hut

Today we’ll be walking across plains where glaciers once rested. We venture across vast plains with the stately Mt Pelion West beckoning us forward. Anyone looking for a challenge can take a side trip to the striking Lake Will, surrounded by pencil pines and a narrow quartzite sand rim.

Approx 6 hours walking

Day 3:  to Pelion Hut

This morning we venture through a gorgeous myrtle-beech rainforest as we descend around the base of Mt Pelion West, down to the Forth River before it plunges into Lemonthyme Valley. We’ll take a break beside the river, the lowest part of the Overland Track.

As we leave the thick Eucalypt forest, The Pelion Plains area offers excellent swimming holes, peaceful nooks, and abandoned copper mines to explore. Tonight we’ll be nestled amongst dry sclerophyll forest at Pelion Hut.

Approx 5 hours walking

Day 4: to Kia Ora Hut

You can choose to relax or be challenged today. A morning hike through beautiful rainforest leads to Pelion Gap with fantastic views to the south and north. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the area and even the option to summit Mt Ossa, Tasmania’s highest peak. A gentle two hour downhill stroll leads to our hut, where we will enjoy a Tasmanian drop with spectacular views out to Cathedral Mountain.

Approx 4 – 9 hours walking (with the side trip to Mt Ossa)

Day 5: to Windy Ridge Hut

Old and icy is today. Starting with an hour walk to the remains of a 1910 animal trapping hut, surrounded by beautiful native gardens and overlooked by the spectacular Du Cane Range. We wander through some of the oldest forest in the National Park, including 2,000-year-old King Billy pines. Here, we are above the Mersey River, which descends deeply northward towards Bass Strait, spilling down cliff faces. There are three stunning waterfalls in the area and will choose the best one to have lunch beside. This afternoon, we descend beside the spectacular Falling Mountain to Windy Ridge Hut and celebrate our last evening on the track.

Approx 4 walking 

Day 6: to Lake St Clair

Our final destination is Australia’s deepest natural lake, Lake St Clair, shaped by glaciations over two million years. Cheerful birdsong helps us along this final day as we walk mainly through flowering dry forests. We arrive at Narcissus at the northern end of Lake St Clair, and may very well be pleased with ourselves. We’ll have lunch by the lake before  the spectacular 17km cruise back to Cynthia Bay. The trip to Entally Lodge takes us through the trout fishing mecca of the highland lakes, descending the rugged Western Tiers. We’ll cross the broad plains of the Northern Midlands, passing through the rural townships of Cressy and Longford.

Approx 3 hours walking

Details and Prices

  • Price Includes

    • Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base
    • Accommodation each evening in one of our five private huts – twin share
    • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines
    • National Park and Overland Track passes
    • Boat transfer across Lake St Clair (on Day 6 of the six-day walk only)
    • Use of a backpack and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk
    • Sleeping bags, pillows and a comfortable mattress at each hut
    • Sleeping sheet and pillowcase to carry with you
    • Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk

Price per person twin share

Dec 2020 – Mar 2021         $3,995
Apr 2021 – 06 May 2021  $3,695
Jun 2021 – Aug 2021          $4,395 (8-day)
Oct 2021                                  $3,695
Nov 2021 – Apr 2022        $4,395

Single supplement

All accommodation is twin share. Single travellers may share a twin room with another walker of the same gender.
Single Room surcharge is 75%

Booking Terms and Conditions

Pricing: All prices are quoted per person in AUD including GST and are on a seasonal basis.

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