Walking The Overland Track
Beginning at Cradle Mountain, The Overland Track is a true
wilderness walk which travels through spectacular dolerite mountains,
near beautiful waterfalls, through a variety of fascinating ecosystems
and close to Tasmania’s highest mountain, before finishing at
Australia’s deepest lake, Lake St Clair. The stunning scenery and
the physical challenges of this mountain walk have ensured that the
Overland Track has built a national and international reputation as one
of the great wilderness bushwalks. Tasmania’s premier
long-distance track, it is a six day walk travelling 65 km through the
heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
The Overland Track experience commences in the northern part of
Cradle Mountain -Lake St Clair National Park, at Ronny Creek, climbing
out of the Cradle Valley and finishes at Narcissus Bay on Lake St
Clair. Although the track is well-maintained and clearly marked, for
some the journey may not be an easy one. Some people may find the walk
quite steep in sections and six days of continuous walking can be
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.