The Overland Track – advice from a first timer

Tweet Planning to hike the Overland Track and not sure what gear you need? You have read all the advice (including our Overland Track ebook) and STILL want more information? Just love to read about other people’s experiences to build up your knowledge base before you tackle one of the world’s Best Hikes? Want to […]

Walls of Jerusalem to the Overland Track and Cradle Mountain (via the Never Never)

Tweet 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 […]

Platypus on Cradle Plateau? – I’d like to see that


Tweet We stumbled across this fantastic picture of a platypus taken by Cain Doherty in the Cradle Mountain area. It is a once in a lifetime shot. Cain describes how he came across this hardy platypus that is swimming in a stream with pieces of snow: Rebecca and I considered ourselves incredibly lucky to share […]

The Overland Track Tasmania – What scenery?

Tweet Frank, Alan and Leon “conquered” the Overland Track over four nights recently. See Overland Track – last minute post for the introduction to this walk. There was a lot of low cloud, rain and mist for most of the trip, hence the title “What scenery”. We did not see the top of a mountain […]

The Overland Track – Track images

Tweet Walking the Overland Track in Tasmania is a goal for many hikers from around the world. The pristine wilderness, spectacular views and isolation are all much sought after by keen bushwalkers. While you undertake this great journey, a significant part of your time is spent looking at the track and where your feet are […]

GPS – Waypoints and Tracks – Tasmania Overland Track, South Coast Track , Great Ocean Walk, Thorsborne Trail

Tweet Looking for GPS track or route information for some of Australia’s premium bushwalking tracks? Need waypoints, track , campsite or huts locations or routes for? The Overland Track – Tasmania Walls of Jerusalum to Overland Track – Tasmania The Great Ocean Walk – Victoria Thorsborne Trail – Hinchinbrook Island – Queensland South Coast Track – […]

Overland Track – Planning the walk from overseas or outside Tasmania

Waterfall Valley Hut

Tweet Planning to hike one of the greatest wilderness treks in the world? What information do I need to walk the Overland Track in Tasmania? How do I organise Hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania? Guided or solo? What is the best option? Transport and transfers, what are the best options for the Overland Track? […]

Food preparation for the Overland Track – Tasmania – Part Two – Lunch and Dinner

Tweet Stuck for meal ideas for your next hike? Can’t decide what to eat for lunch or dinner while you are hiking? What is the best and lightest food to take on a bushwalking trip? How can we make sure food lasts on a multi-day hike? Lauren emailed us asking for suggestions about organising food […]

Food preparation for the Overland Track – Tasmania – Part One

Tweet We received an email from Lauren about a common issue for people who are infrequent multiday hikers, what to do about FOOD? We have posted the answer here so others can share our suggestions and post comment with their ideas. In this first section we cover basic food sourcing, breakfast and snacks. Question: Greetings, […]

Sad news, body found on Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Tweet Local newspapers are reporting that a body has been found on Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. I have posted about missing hiker Kasper Sorensen before, so it looks like his family can have closure….. The Hobart Mercury reports: A BODY has been located close to the summit of Cradle Mountain but is yet to be […]