Overland Track Guided Tour: This is a 6 day guided tour of the Overland Track in Tasmania's high country. A true wilderness adventure and regarded as one of the finest walking treks in Australia. You'll walk from the craggy spires of Cradle Mountain to the shores of Lake St Clair - the deepest natural lake in Australia. The landscape is breathtaking, the rainforests are etheric – this whole experience will leave you feeling inspired and completely connected with the earth.
The trail varies dramatically over the tour. You'll walk amongst ancient Myrtle forests. Past wild heath plateaus littered with beautiful tarns and lakes. Hike to the top of Mr Ossa, Tasmania's highest peak. Along the way you'll encounter some of Tasmania's unique and endemic wildlife. Evenings will spent camping in the wilderness with your guides providing all meals, tents and gear.
Overland Track Guided Tour
- Hiking on the iconic Overland Track!
- Exploring the forests, sub-alpine plateaus and amazing highland landscapes.
- The wilderness camping at scenic campsites
- Climbing to the summit of Mt Ossa
- Delicious meals cooked by your wilderness guides
The Overland Track Guided Tour is a full pack trek and is suitable for first time bushwalkers. The inclusion of food drops and modern equipment supplied will keep your pack as light as possible. Your professional guides will ensure your adventure is immensely memorable and enjoyable, providing support and care, creating delicious meals, and bringing the track to life with their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the Tasmanian wilderness.
- Day 1: 8am start – Pickup at Launceston. Travel to Cradle Mountain National Park, walk Waldheim to Waterfall Valley
Walking Distance: 10km + side trips | Walking Time: 5 hours + side trips
- Day 2: Waterfall Valley to Lake Windermere
Walking Distance: 8km + side trips | Walking Time: 3 hours + side trips
- Day 3: Lake Windermere to Pelion Plains
Walking Distance: 17km | Walking Time: 7 hours
- Day 4: Pelion Plains to Kia Ora
Walking Distance: 9km + side trips | Walking Time: 5 hours + side trips
- Day 5: Kia Ora to Bert Nichols
Walking Distance: 10km + side trips | Walking Time: 4 hours + side trips
- Day 6: Bert Nichols to Lake St Clair and return to Launceston (5pm)
Walking Distance: 9km | Walking Time: 3 hours
The Overland Track Guided Tour: includes:
- 2 professional wilderness guides
- 5 nights camping
- 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners snacks and hot drinks
- Transport by private minibus and Lake St. Clair ferry passage
- National Park fees, Overland Track Permit
- Tent, backpack, gaiters
- Sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
- Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
- Emergency communications & group first aid kit
- Travel to and from Launceston
- Accommodation before or after the trip
- Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- You'll spend 5 nights wilderness camping in 2 man tents.
- Tents are set up on elevated wooden platforms.
- Campsites include water tanks and compost toilet facilities
- There are no shower facilities.
We provide strong, twin‐share bushwalking tents, which give each occupant a personal access door and vestibule for individual use. Our tents weigh between 2 and 2.5kg and this weight is shared equally by each occupant.
- This adventure involves trekking for up to 6 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace.
- You will need a good level of fitness and must be in good health.
- You carry a full pack (approx. 14‐18kg) each day.
- Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions.
- Sections of the walk can be rough and steep.
- You will walk along boardwalks, up and down steps, through overgrown forests and through muddy sections.
Numbers and Availability:
- There will be 5–10 participants per trip.
- Check the calendar for dates.
- Please contact us to confirm your date prior to booking.
Tasmania's cool temperate climate offers four distinct seasons which can interchange on any given day of the year. Summer in‐land temperatures average 24 degrees with nights averaging a relatively cool 8 degrees. Rainfall in Tasmania is far higher than any mainland counterpart and averages 2700 millimetres on the west coast and central highlands.
When is the best time to do this trip?
- This runs between October and April when we have the best chance for warmer temperatures.
- You will need to be prepared to walk in all weather conditions as winds, steady rain, and even snow in elevated areas, can occur at any time of year.
- In Spring (October and November) you will enjoy fewer crowds and the wildflowers are in bloom. Spring marks the return of longer, warmer days while still being cool at night.
- In Summer (December to February) you can experience ideal weather conditions. This is the most popular time to walk in Tasmania so you may encounter more people on the trail.
- In Autumn you can experience calm, sunny days, and cool crisp nights. You can also witness some of the leaves and trees begin to change colours.
Do you need hiking boots?
- We highly recommend that you have high cut hiking boots for this trail.
What shower facilities are available?
- Unfortunately there are no shower facilities on the Overland Track Guided Tour.
- We recommend you bring baby wipes to wipe yourself with.
- All rubbish will be carried out of the park. We have a "leave no trace" policy.
What type of food is prepared on this trip?
- Our guides are experienced when it comes to preparing meals in wilderness locations.
- Lunches usually consist of vegetable wraps with hams, chicken or salami.
- Evening meals can vary from curries, stroganoff and pastas.
- Deserts include improvised apple pie, and even a chocolate mousse.
- Breakfast can include a hearty porridge or muesli, with snacks throughout the day including fruit and nuts, muesli bars and some fruit.
- As this is a full pack adventure, each trekker is required to carry a portion of the group’s food.
- All types of dietary requirements are catered for, including vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free, nut free etc.
Need more info? Please don't hesitate to ask us!