Overland Track

“Beginning at the iconic Cradle Mountain and ending at Australia’s deepest lake – Lake St Clair, this 65 kilometre, six-day trek takes you through the heart of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, part of the magnificent Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Your journey will be physically demanding, emotionally challenging and scenically spectacular. This is a landscape of glacially carved valleys, ancient rainforests, fragrant eucalypt forests, golden buttongrass moorlands and beautiful alpine meadows. Optional side-trips take you to cascading waterfalls and mountain summits, including Tasmania’s highest peak, Mount Ossa (1617 m).”


Tasmania’s Overland Track was my gateway back into long-distance hiking after I sustained an injury in 2014. It’s special to me because it taught me that I could hike again, and while ultimately I enjoyed some other Australian hikes more (the Larapinta, the Thorsborne Trail), the OT is lovely and I would recommend it to hikers visiting its section of the world.




Overland Track website, managed by the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain/overland-track
Overland Track journals: https://www.trailjournals.com/journals/Overland_Track_Tasmania