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Moderate

Traveller Rating

 

Activities
  • 6 days trekking with a full pack
Accommodation
  • 5 nights basic huts/camping
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Breakfasts

6 Days$1099USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: CSG

Trip highlights


  • Walk the internationally famous Overland Track in your own time
  • Summit Tasmania's highest and most iconic peaks, including Mt Ossa and Cradle Mtn
  • Enjoy up-close encounters with native wildlife
  • Spend each evening at scenic camps in the remote wilderness
  • High quality gear and delicious light weight food provided
  • Ferry transfer across Lake St Clair
  • All logistics taken care of so you can relax and enjoy the track

Why Book With Us

  • All logistics taken care of so you can relax and enjoy the track
  • Lightweight tents provided
  • Quality trekking meals included

Want to walk The Overland Track but don't want to travel with a group? The Overland Track Self Guided tour is perfect for walkers who are confident with their outdoor skills and would prefer to take on Tasmania's most iconic walk independently. This full-pack self guided trek through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area takes you from the stunning crags of Cradle Mountain to the rainforest-clad shores of Lake St. Clair. Lightweight tents and quality food will keep your backpacks as light as possible, allowing you to enjoy every step as you discover some of Mother Nature's finest creations including waterfalls, dolerite mountains, lakes, tarns and diverse ecosystems. This itinerary has been designed for walkers who prefer to travel without a group yet still enjoy the convenience of having all the transport, food, equipment and logistics arranged for you. Receive a full briefing in Launceston before your trek begins, including a chance to ask our experienced local guides for their tips on The Overland. Once on the track you are your own leader, with the opportunity to discover and appreciate the World Heritage wilderness in your own time.


We pick you up from Launceston accommodation between 7-7:30am and drive 2.5 hours to Cradle Valley, Ronny Creek; the official start of the Overland Track. From here your self guided adventure on the Overland Track begins. Spend the morning walking up past lakes and tarns to the top of the Cradle Plateau where you are rewarded with views of Dove Lake and an endless horizon of impressive mountain ranges. After lunch, weather and time permitting, you may opt for a side trip to the craggy summit of Cradle Mountain before making your way to Waterfall Valley Hut for your first night in the Great Outdoors. Walking Distance: 10Km + side trips | Walking Time: 5 Hours + side trips

Meals:  L,D

After breakfast at your campsite you continue south to Lake Windermere. A leisurely day that offers time for a side trip to Lake Will – named after a coal prospector in the 1800s. There is opportunity to have a relaxing lunch and swim from the sandy shores of Lake Will. Returning to your pack, you head across rolling button grass plains to the beautiful hut and campsites at Lake Windermere. You may like to spend the afternoon kicking back with a hot drink taking in the fabulous views, and perhaps having another refreshing swim. Walking Distance: 8km + side trips | Walking Time: 3 hours + side trips

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is a wild day of moorlands and mountain views. Your morning takes you across Pine Forest Moor offering spectacular views across the Forth River Valley to the heights of Mount Oakleigh and to today’s destination, Pelion Plains, at its base. Descend around Mount Pelion West to a popular lunch spot at Frog Flats. Your afternoon takes you up onto Pelion Plains with marvellous views of fluted Mount Oakleigh and some of the biggest wombats our guides have seen in the park! Walking Distance: Up to 17km | Walking Time: 7 Hours

Meals:  B,L,D

From camp you continue walking south through Myrtle forest, past tufted Pandani trees, then up to the saddle (1113m) between Mount Pelion East and Mount Ossa. This is the perfect place for a well deserved rest. In fine weather climbing Mount Ossa – Tasmania’s highest peak at 1617m – is without a doubt one of the highlights of the Overland Track. With magnificent views in all directions you continue south into Pinestone Valley to Kia Ora Hut, overlooking the grand spires of Cathedral Mountain. Walking Distance: 9km + side trips | Walking Time: 5 hours + side trips

Meals:  B,L,D

Today you walk through towering rainforests of Leatherwood and Sassafrass trees, heading towards three of Tasmania’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls. You can choose to visit any or all of these three waterfalls. There is Dalton Falls and Fergusson Falls, named after a former ranger at Lake St Clair. The third of these enchanting falls is the spectacular Hartnett Falls, named after Paddy Hartnett, an eccentric Irish bushman who was rarely seen without his bowler hat. After the falls, you walk up through Du Cane Gap then descend to the Bert Nichols Hut. Walking Distance: 10km + side trips | Walking Time: 4 hours + side trips

Meals:  B,L,D

Today you pack your backpack for the final day on the track, which takes you through mixed eucalyptus and stands of temperate rainforest to the shore of Lake St Clair, the deepest natural lake in the Southern Hemisphere. As you near Lake St Clair you can gaze up to the peaks of Mt Ida and majestic Mount Olympus. You enjoy a 30 minute ferry trip across the lake, providing spectacular views back upon the mountains you have walked past, and a wonderful conclusion to your Overland Track trek. At the visitor centre you will be met by your Tasmanian Expeditions transfer bus and driver. Congratulations on completing your self-guided Overland adventure! We will drive across the scenic Central Plateau and drop you at your Launceston accommodation at approximately 5pm. Walking Distance: 9km | Walking Time: 3 hours

Meals:  B,L


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • Backpack and tent
  • Sleeping bag, inner-sheet and inflatable sleeping mat
  • Fuel stove, fuel, cook-set and eating utensils
  • Lightweight meals
  • 5 breakfast, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Overland Track Permit and National Park Pass
  • Maps and emergency communications (EPIRB)
  • Ferry transfer across Lake St Clair
  • Transfer Launceston to Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair to Launceston

  • Guides and on-trail services
  • Meal complements: snacks and food other than lightweight main meals
  • Backup or emergency services
  • Items of a personal nature: alcohol, travel insurance etc
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser

Accommodation


Departure dates

Daily departures between October and April

Notes

H
High Season
Note:
A high season supplement applies from 1 December to 15 February, and for any trip that overlaps a public holiday.

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Total Priceper person from

$1099USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single Traveller SurchargeUSD$140
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Overland Track Self Guided Walk trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

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