Overland Track - Member Hike

Hike Name: Overland Track
Country: Australia
Region: Tasmania
Nearby Town: Hobart - Launceston
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: The track can be started from either Lake St Clair or Cradle Mountain. Bus transport is available throughout the year from Hobart and Queenstown to Derwent Bridge (five kilometres from Lake St Clair); to Lake St Clair from Hobart; to Cradle Mountain from Launceston and Devonport; and from November to April to Lake St Clair from Launceston and Devonport
Total Hike Distance: 90.00 kilometers
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: Craddle Mountain
Hike Ends: Lake St. Clair
Trails Used: ALL
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers, Lakes, Springs
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/recreation/tracknotes/overland.html

For more information
Cradle Mountain
PO Box 20
Phone:03 6492 1133
Fax:03 6492 1120

Lake St Clair
Lake St Clair National Park
Phone:03 6289 1172
Fax:03 6289 1227
Best Season: Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions:
Hike Summary: The Overland Track runs for 80 kilometres through the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Overland Track each year attracts 8000-9000 walkers from both around Australia and overseas.

Waterfalls framed by fagus along the Overland Track
While easier access, improved track conditions and modern outdoor equipment have all made the trip far easier than it was in yesteryear, the walk still demands a fair degree of preparation and physical fitness. The Overland Track takes 6-10 days to walk depending on weather delays and the side trips you take.



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