The Overland Track holds a legendary status as one of the finest bushwalks in Australia. We hike from the dolerite crags of Cradle Mountain to the rainforest-clad shores of Lake St. Clair, savoring a complete adventure experience. This is an unforgettable trek through the World Heritage wilderness area. Each step will lead to new discoveries and some of mother nature's finest creations.
Rest by a cool mountain stream, admire the view of a glassy lake reflecting the surrounding peaks or investigate the delicate cushion plants thriving amongst alpine extremes.
Waterfalls, dolerite mountains, lakes, tarns and diverse ecosystems unfold along the way. This itinerary is designed to travel at a relaxed pace allowing us to best appreciate highlights and side trips.
This graded trail is suitable for first time bushwalkers, our food drops and modern lightweight equipment will keep your backpacks relatively light and experienced guides will help to bring the track alive for you with their local knowledge & enthusiasm for the Tasmanian wilderness.
The Overland Track holds a legendary status as one of the finest walks in Australia. Our 6 Day Overland Track is an unforgettable experience along a graded trail through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area will take you from the stunning crags of Cradle Mountain to the rainforest-clad shores of Lake St. Clair.
Every step will lead to new discoveries and some of mother nature's finest creations including waterfalls, dolerite mountains, lakes, tarns and diverse ecosystems. Rest by a cool mountain stream, admire the view of a glassy lake reflecting the surrounding peaks or be intrigued by the delicate cushion plants thriving amongst alpine extremes.
The itinerary is designed to travel at a relaxed pace to allow you to fully appreciate the many highlights and side trips you'll undertake along the way. Food drops and modern lightweight equipment will keep your backpacks relatively light while your experienced guides will help bring the track to life thanks to their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the Tasmanian wilderness.
5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
5 nights camping
Food drop provisions
Transport by private minibus
Lake St Clair Ferry passage
National Park fees
Overland Track Permit
Waterproof jacket, overpants & gaiters
Tents, backpack, sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
Group camping equipment *Emergency communications & group first aid kit
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
This tour departs from Launceston and visits The Overland Track and returns to Launceston.
We meet on Day 1 at 1pm sharp unless you have requested a hotel pick-up from the Reservation staff. Hotel pick-ups are between 12.30 and 1pm. This tour departs from Launcestion at 6.30am on Sunday morning and finishes at 5pm on Friday afternoon.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
Our maximum group size is 10 people. Individual and group bookings are welcome. If you are travelling with more than 10 people please contact us and we will work something out for you.
As this is an active walking tour you should have a good level of fitness. Moderate Grade: These adventures involve trekking, cycling, rafting or sea kayaking for up to 6 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. These trips may spend successive days at altitudes not generally exceeding 5,500m. You will need a good level of fitness and be in good health.
NOTE: The following items are not included in the cost of the tour – travel to Launceston (airfares, Spirit of Tasmania etc), accommodation before and after the trip, items of a personal nature as listed in the gear checklist, car parking in Launceston, alcoholic beverages & travel insurance.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Please bring enough clothing for your getaway. When your booking is confirmed you will be sent a check list of all of the items that you will need to bring on the trip.
During the walks you will need to carry a small backpack. It will need to contain a water bottle, warm and waterproof clothing, sunscreen, your camera and a snack that your guide may offer before departing the bus. Your daypack needs to be at least 25 Litres in capacity and should not weigh more than 5-7 Kgs once packed.
The above itinerary is to be taken as a guide only. Inclement weather, group fitness and a number of other factors may influence our planned itinerary causing delays and variations. The group leader reserves the right to make modifications and or alterations to the trips itinerary in the best interests of all involved.
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"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
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We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
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