Overland Track Walking ToursTasmania
Overland Track Walking Tours
6 DAYS | 63 -76 KM
Group size: maximum 10 guests
The Overland Track is Australia’s most iconic wilderness trekking journey. Trek Tasmania offers an opportunity to experience this classic Tasmanian bushwalking adventure, showcasing everything that this Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area has to offer.
First blazed in 1931, the Overland Track’s popularity grew from early ecotourism ventures in the region, particularly in the Cradle Mountain Valley itself. The now moderately graded track winds its way across some of the most heavily glaciated landscapes in Australia. Here, the tallest Tasmanian peaks guard some of Australia’s deepest valleys and gorges, including Mount Ossa (1,617m). Walking in this country is often considered life shaping. We believe the trail has its own folklore embedded into the unique cultural history of the Tasmanian highlands. Each day offers something new, from experiencing soaring Wedgetail eagles over Gondwanan forests, to some of the earths largest exposed dolerite rock forms. The Overland Track is one of the most varied walking experiences Tasmania has to offer; this unique diversity has underpinned its popularity.
We spend 6 days walking the track, staying at purpose built group camping sites each night; add to this the company and expertise of some of the very best wilderness guides and you are guaranteed a trek of a lifetime.
There is a pre-trip briefing and a full gear check the afternoon before Day 1
Day 1 : Depart Launceston, Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley | 10.7kms (+2km Cradle Mountain)
Day 2 : Waterfall Valley to Lake Windermere | 8kms (+3km Lake Will)
Day 3 : Lake Windermere to Pelion Plains | 17kms (+1km Old Pelion)
Day 4 : Pelion Plains to Kia Ora | 8.5kms (+5km Mt Ossa)
Day 5 : Kia Ora to Windy Ridge | 9.5kms (+2.5km waterfalls)
Day 6 : Windy Ridge to Narcisuss, return to Launceston | 9kms
2 professional wilderness guides.
5 nights camping.
5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners.
All delicious snacks on the trail.
Return transport from Launceston.
National Park fees.
Twin share tent and sleeping mat.
Group camping equipment including all cooking and eating equipment.
Emergency communications and group first aid kit.
Maximum 10 people.
NOTES TO CONSIDER
Our 6 day Overland Track walking adventure is a demanding walk, we advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour. The more you train for the walk the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world. It’s also important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions. The Tasmanian weather can be unpredictable, storms can arise very quickly and heavy rain and even snow can fall at any time of the year. Quality backpacks, sleeping bags, rain jackets, and over pants are also available for hire. If you are at all concerned about your ability to complete this walk, please contact us for more information/advice.
OVERLAND TRACK TRAIL NOTES
The terrain experienced on this trek is a mix of hardened, well- maintained trackwork and natural walking trails. The Overland Track is a clear trail in good conditions. However, we stress that the Tasmanian highland country can be very unforgiving with all year-round inclement weather conditions possible on the trail. Trekkers will be challenged on the Overland Track and its popularity should not distract from the fact that route finding is extremely hard in local weather conditions and their associated risks.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change with any change in community regulations as well as governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control.
WHAT YOU CARRY
The things you need to carry are: all your personal equipment in a full trekking backpack that is 70-90 litres in capacity. This includes sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping mat, and a proportion of the shared tent, a proportion of the group’s food and all personal items as specified in our gear list. Depending on the quality and quantity of personal gear and toiletries, your pack may weigh up to 15kg.
A comprehensive gear list is available at the end of the itinerary detailing what equipment is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you.
A pre-trip briefing and a full gear check with your guides the afternoon before your Overland Track trek departs will ensure you have the right mix of gear for your adventure. Please make your way to the Aspire Adventure Equipment, 136 York Street, Launceston at 3PM the day before your trip, bringing your pack and what you intend to bring on your trek.
Just done the Overland Track. Our Guides Mitch and Eve were bloody fantastic. Mitch is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the Overland. Also a big shout out to Clare who tagged along. I would thoroughly recommend Trek Tasmania for anyone wanting to do the Overland.
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Price ex Launceston
$2,195 per person $450 deposit per person
Departure Dates 2019
Monday 25th November : FILLING UP (G) (G) = Guaranteed Departure
Departure Dates 2020
Monday 13th January : FILLING UP Monday 3rd February : AVAILABLE Monday 24th February : FILLING UP (G) Monday 9th March : AVAILABLE Monday 6th April : AVAIALABLE Monday 20th April : AVAILABLE (G) = Guaranteed Departure Other dates available on request for private charter - contact us for more details.
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