Overland Track planning, camping, itinerary

Heading towards the end

Tweet One of our readers, Bruce, shot us a couple of emails about walking the Overland Track in Tasmania.  He is based in the USA and plans on travelling to Australia and doing some exploring. One of the walks he has  planned is the Overland Track in the World Heritage Cradle Mountain – Lake St […]

10 lessons from hiking the Overland Track in winter

heading off on the Overland Track from Ronny Creek - Cradle Mountain

Tweet Three of us headed off on the Overland Track in late June,  first off stopping for the mandatory photo at the magic new Overland Track sign. This sign will become an iconic image for the thousands that hike the track each year. Well done Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. Hannah,  our mid 20’s daughter, was until […]

Winter round up 2014 – Overland Track here we come!

Getting geared up with a new hat

Tweet Lots of things have been happening around the Our Hiking Blog household. After moving into our new home about 12 months ago the dust is finally settling. This weekend the garden went in and NEXT weekend we finally head off for a long awaited winter trip on the Overland Track in Tasmania. Heading from […]

Overland Track Tasmania – an adventure

Overland Track walking guide Tasmania

Tweet We have hiked the Overland Track in Tasmania many times. Early on in our adventures we both struggled at times. It may have been the weight of our packs, the mud, the roots, the long days or the  extreme weather. Early on,  the Overland Track and Tasmania’s wilderness always tested us, sometimes to the edge […]

The Overland Track weather

The Overland Track - Lake St Clair

Tweet Congratulations and many thanks to the Bureau of Meteorology! Drum roll…… the Overland Track now has its very own weather forecast. Yep, a specific seven day forecast for the Cradle Valley.  It includes forecasts for “the Overland Track area”, New Pelion Hut and Lake St Clair. Up until now we have always relied on […]

Overland Track – Enjoy a great journey from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair

Tweet Every now and then we come across a jewel of information about the Overland Track in Tasmania. In the following video, shared on our Facebook page by Mark Finlay. you get a real feel for the track conditions, scenery and huts.  It is a delightful production and we enjoyed every minute of it. Overland […]

Overland Track Walk Guide – we would have given him one!

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Tweet It is pouring down rain in Victoria this morning and very wet across southern Australia.  One person who has been watching the weather closely in Tasmania for the last week is fellow Our Hiking Blogger, Sue. On Thursday,  Sue and three friends head off to Tasmania to hike the Overland Track.   This will be her […]

Why hike the Overland Track in Tasmania?

Narcissus hut overland track tasmania

Tweet Frank is back from a great trip across the Overland Track from Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair in one of Tasmania’s World Heritage National Parks. On this trip he walked with a small group from north of Sydney in Australia.  We met via Our Hiking Blog and because Frank had some spare time […]

Off for a stroll, wandering the Overland Track.

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Tweet In this article Frank shares most of an email he sent to a small group of friends he is walking the Overland Track with this week.   It has been long distance planning as we live around Australia. We are meeting in Launceston so have had to communicate by email and Google Docs online. It is […]

Waterfall Valley to Ronny Creek – Overland Track Tasmania

Snow drift dropping off the edge of Cradle Cirque - Tasmania

Tweet In this final article, Nik Sands from Bushwalk Australia shares the story of the last day of  his trip from Lake St Clair to Cradle Mountain with his wife Heidi.  They completed the Overland Track, walking south to north, in August 2010.  It was a fantastic trip with lots of snow and beautiful scenery! […]