Tweet One problem many hikers face when visiting Tasmania is transport to and from the start of the walk. It can be a tricky and expensive exercise. Many of the start and finish points are not serviced by public transport or, at best, it is seasonal or intermittent. Ian Ferrier from Mountain Bike Tasmania contacted […]
Tweet This video, in our usual amateurish fashion, cobbles together a few moving and still images taken over five days in southern Tasmania. The plan was to walk from Scotts Peak dam to Lake Oberon and back over 5 nights. We were fully aware the weather forecast was bad but had good gear and equipment, […]
Tweet Ok, It must be silly season as we have agreed to join a mate of our’s Grant on a bit of a stroll into Lake Oberon (South West Tasmania) in July. He has been into this area several times and is an experienced Tasmanian bushwalker. We are (in reality) pretty pathetic adventurers and like […]
We love to read stories of adversary and tough times. Sometimes hiking conditions can test and challenge you like never before.
In this article we welcome Greg, who has been kind enough to share his recent Tasmanian bushwalking experience on a trip from the Walls of Jerusalem via the Never Never to the Oveland Track in Tasmania.
We have done this trip twice. Our article Lake Meston Hut to Kia Ora Hut via the Never Never has a small map of the area and documents our experiences. It might be an interesting background to Greg and his son’s story.
So, over to Greg who reflects on the trip, often referring back to the GPS waypoints we sent him a couple of months ago to help navigate through this area:
My 15 year old son and I aimed to replicate the walk you gave me on the GPS. It seemed the most logical thing to do regarding distances covered in one day etc. We even started out the same with a trip with Simon from Tasmania Tour Company to the beginning of Walls of Jerusalem! Simon asked me my walking intentions and when I said I was going across the Never Never to the Overland Track he kind of paused and then said, “Take it easy through there. There has been a lot of rain down that way.” I replied, “Yeah, no worries!”, sounding confident but not really sure of what his definition of ‘a lot of rain’ was! He did remind us though that we would see ‘no one’ through there in winter.
The first day was spent walking to Dixons Kingdom Hut and we had an evening of wind, heavy rain and then a decent blanket of snow.
Bushwalking in Tasmania can be a wet experience. In this post we share a short video of some of the track conditions you can encounter after a lot of rain. Wet feet are part of any backpacking journey and this video was shot near Cradle Mountain and Lake Rodway. We hope it demonstrates how wet the tracks can be after a good lot of rain. Enjoy !
Scott Kilvett Memorial Hut is at the back of Cradle Mountain and many people stay the night there as part of an extended Overland Track hike or just visit and check out the beautiful area. A few weeks ago we traipsed around the back of Cradle Mountain and spent a night in Scott Kilvert Hut.
Frank shot one of his abysmal, amateurish video’s of the Hut and surrounds but thought anyone who was planning to stay at the Hut would like an idea of how it looks and the beautiful surrounds it is nestled in are like.
Many apologies for it’s quality, he still has a lot to learn!
Tweet What gear, food and equipment would you take for two weeks wilderness hiking? If you are planning a long backpacking trip (into really wild country) what gear would you need? Matthias Siegel, over at Matt Down Under, has put together a terrific gear list for his trip to the South West Cape area of […]