Get away from the crowds in the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park?
Enjoy a great 7 to 8 day hiking trip in some spectacular Tasmanian Wilderness with some luxury accommodation at the end?
We leave tomorrow to walk from the Walls of Jerusalem to Lake Adelaide, Junction Hut, across the Never Never and then onto the Overland Track. We join the Overland Track at Hartnett Falls and then head north to Pelion Hut, Windemere and Scott Kilvett Hut.
This walk is a great way to enjoy some time away from the sometimes busy Overland Track, get into some “off track” bushwalking and combine the beautiful Walls of Jerusalem area with , what we believe, is the best end of the Overland Track – the north to Cradle Mountain.
We did this same walk in July last year and really enjoyed the snow and fantastic scenery. This time, longer days and warmer weather, should also give us all a great experience.
Below is a screen shot of the whole track we have planned. It is displayed via Mapsource but overlayed on a Shonky map. Click on the map to enlarge it (and make it readable!!)
Please note: During the booking season (October 1 to May 31) walkers must walk north to south. The route on this map is only suitable for out-of-season walks.
There will be six in the party Sue, Frank and Tom on his first Tassie hike. Colin, Alex and Paul make up the rest of the group. Paul and Alex have not hiked in Tasmania but have in New Zealand.
This trip is planned to be quite leisurely with the maximum day around 15km. The whole trip will be about 84 km and we plan to be out 7 nights.
The logistics are very similar to planning the Overland Track and many of the principals we applied to meal planning, transport, clothing and our gear list are straight out of our Planning the Overland Track downloadable eBook.
Remember, this trip is NOT a substitute for walking the whole Overland Track, end to end, and should only be completed by bushwalkers who are experienced in Tasmanian conditions.