Hiking The Overland Track

The 13th most popular hiking trail in Australia.

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Near Devonport in the Lake St. Clair National Park, the Overland Track is a famous 50 mile bush walk with windswept highlands and stream crossings. This well-marked tramp typically takes aobut 7 days and is best hiked from the north heading south.

Bookings are required for each walking season (1 November to 30 April). During the booking period walkers will be required to walk the track from North to South (Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair), and pay the Overland Track Fee. Bookings open July each year for the coming season. The booking system for the Overland Track is designed to manage between 50 and 60 departures per day during the peak walking season. This comprises 34 independent bushwalkers (maximum party size of 8), and 2 groups of up to 13 commercial and community groups departing per day. The booking system you are about to use enables you to make bookings from the pool of 34 independent walkers.

Overall, Overland Track is the 13th most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in Australia.


Local Contact(s):  Booking Reservation 03 6233 6047; Australia Tourism (800) 369-6863.

Recommended Map:  "TOPO Australia" from Garmin

Best Season:  Sep. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Cradle Huts

Luxury Loding:  Cradle Mountain Lodge (011-61) 3-6492-1303

Reference Source:  click here http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3297

GPS:  -41.934, 146.046

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/14/2016

ID:  13676


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