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Tasmania Overland Track Escorted Hike

$2,699

This exciting Tasmania walking tour takes you on an escorted adventure on the legendary Overland Track. The fully-guided hike covers the highest areas of Tasmania and ends each day at scenic campsites in the remote wilderness. Professional guides provide the support to help you realise your dream and trek one of the finest walks in Australia!

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Tasmania Overland Track Guided Hiking Tour – 7 days

This exciting Tasmania walking holiday takes you on an escorted adventure along the legendary Overland Track.

Widely regarded as one of the finest walks in Australia, in six days you’ll walk from north to south and cover the highest areas of Tasmania. The World Heritage-listed landscapes that you’ll discover each day are enchanting, from the unmistakable spires of Cradle Mountain to the shores of the deepest natural lake in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake St Clair. The trail varies dramatically, taking you through ancient Myrtle forest, glaciated dolerite formations, past plateaus covered in mountain lakes and Tasmania’s highest peak, Mt Ossa.

This full-pack trek ticks all the boxes for wildlife experiences and connecting with nature. It’s suitable for first time bushwalkers because food drops along the way help reduce the weight of your pack. Professional guides provide support, create delicious meals and bring the wonder of the track to life with their local knowledge and enthusiasm!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • This is your chance to walk Australia’s internationally famous Overland Track!
  • Travel with the most experienced operator, plus lightweight tent & food drops are provided
  • Explore deep forests, sub-alpine plateaus and spectacular highland landscapes
  • End each day at scenic campsites in the remote wilderness
  • Summit Tasmania’s highest peak, Mt Ossa
  • Enjoy close encounters with native animals, birds and stunning endemic plants

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Accommodation – 1 night Launceston pre-tour
    • 5 nights wilderness camping
  • Guided tour – Small group walk on the famous Overland Track
    • 2 professional wilderness guides
    • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners snacks and hot drinks
    • Food drop provisions along the track
    • Transport by private minibus
    • Lake St. Clair ferry passage
    • National Park fees
    • Overland Track Permit
    • Tent, backpack and gaiters
    • Sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
    • Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
    • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

Departs from Launceston, Tasmania:

2021/22 – Saturdays from 09 October 2021 to 07 May 2022

2022/23 – Saturdays from 08 October 2022 to 06 May 2023

Note: Departures are subject to confirmation at time of booking and price may vary depending on your travel date.

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Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add extra nights in Tasmania to extend your stay. We can also provide a quote for car hire or flights from Australian capital cities.

Ask us today about including other accommodation or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Please contact us for single traveller rates.

Booking Conditions:

This special deal is valid for a limited time. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Escorted walking tour

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive Launceston

Make your way to the hotel for your overnight stay and good night’s rest.

Day 2
Launceston to Cradle Mountain National Park, walk Waldheim to Waterfall Valley

We pick you up from your Launceston accommodation between 7-7.30am and drive 2.5 hours to Waldheim, ‘forest home’, where our Overland Track trek begins. The morning is spent walking up past lakes and tarns to the top of the Cradle Plateau where we are rewarded with views of Dove Lake and an endless horizon of impressive mountain ranges. After lunch, weather and time permitting, we may opt for a side trip to the craggy summit of Cradle Mountain before making our way to Waterfall Valley for our first night under the stars. Walking Distance: 10km + side trips, Walking Time: 5 hours + side trips
Meals: L,D

Day 3
Waterfall Valley to Lake Windermere

After breakfast at our campsite we 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 our packs we head back across the rolling buttongrass plains to our stunning campsite. We spend the afternoon kicking back with a hot drink taking in the fabulous views from camp, and perhaps having another refreshing swim. Walking Distance: 8km + side trips, Walking Time: 3 hours + side trips
Meals: B,L,D

Day 4
Lake Windermere to Pelion Plains

Today is a wild day of moorlands and mountain views. We don our packs and walk across Pine Forest Moor with spectacular views across the massive Forth River Valley to the lofty heights of Mt Oakleigh and to today’s destination at its base. We descend around Mount Pelion West to a popular lunch spot at Frog Flats. After lunch we walk up through tall, lush forest onto the great expanse of Pelion Plains. We have the option of a short side trip to Old Pelion Hut to gain a deeper appreciation of the park’s rich history. Walking Distance: 17km, Walking Time: 7 hours
Meals: B,L,D

Day 5
Pelion Plains to Kia Ora

From camp we 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 we continue south into Pinestone Valley to our creek-side campsite overlooking the grand spires of Cathedral Mountain. Walking Distance: 9km + side trips, Walking Time: 5 hours + side trips
Meals: B,L,D

Day 6
Kia Ora to Bert Nichols

Today we walk through towering rainforests of Leatherwood and Sassafrass trees, heading towards three of Tasmania’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls. The first we visit is Fergusson Falls, named after a former ranger at Lake St Clair, followed by Dalton Falls. 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. We walk up through Du Cane Gap then descend to our campsite at Bert Nichols. Walking Distance: 10km + side trips, Walking Time: 4 hours + side trips
Meals: B,L,D

Day 7
Bert Nichols to Lake St Clair and return to Launceston

Today we pack our backpacks for the final day on the track, which takes us through mixed eucalyptus and stands of temperate rainforest to the shore of Lake St Clair, the deepest natural lake in the Southern Hemisphere. As we near Lake St Clair we can gaze up to the peaks of Mt Ida and majestic Mount Olympus. We catch a 30 minute ferry across the lake, providing spectacular views back upon the mountains we’ve walked past, and a wonderful conclusion to our Overland Track trek. After time to explore the visitor centre and a celebratory lunch, we board the bus for our return drive across the Central Plateau to Launceston. You will be dropped off at your Launceston accommodation at approximately 5pm. Walking Distance: 9km, Walking Time: 3 hours
Meals: B,L

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road and trail conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.

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