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 […]

South Coast Track – mud, leeches and lots more!

A screen shot from the video, a section of mud on the South Coast Track

Tweet We tackled the South Coast Track a few years back and found it extremely challenging. Returning a few years later, Sue got some bad blisters after a couple of days. Deciding they were only going to get worse we left our party to continue on, camped at Louisa Bay for a few days,  and […]

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 […]

South Coast Track Tasmania – Trip report and great photographs

Tweet Sometimes we come across fantastic trip reports and this one about the South Coast Track in Tasmania is a winner. Maintained by “The Sons of the Desert”, this site is interesting, quirky, well written and contains some really great information. We suspect very clever people , who can actually write and photograph, are behind […]

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 […]

Hire hiking gear in Tasmania

Hire hiking bushwalking gear Tasmania

Tweet Sometimes hiring hiking gear is a great option if you are looking to kit up for a trip. You know the times, there may be an additional member join your party, something breaks at the last minute or you just don’t trust that backpack to survive another five day trip without disintegrating. Hiring also […]