The Overland Track is one of Australia's premier alpine walks. This exhilarating journey begins at the iconic Cradle Mountain taking us across some of the most scenic alpine views and ending at Australia’s deepest lake – Lake St Clair.
Needless to say we were very well equiped with PLB (locating beacon) and satellite phone as well as all season tents and the necessary required clothing for all situations. *Take the advice given for this walk and always be prepared for the worse. It does happen 👍😁
* Note. The overland track has many "out and back" side trips along the way where you can drop your full packs and head out with smaller day packs to explore.
4 Seasons in 6 Days
As you can see from this short video, we did encounter most of the extreme conditions that were discussed in our pre walk briefing by one of the National Park rangers. Take the advice given for this walk and always be prepared for the extreme change in conditions. It does happen
Day 1 of our adventure, Cradle Mountain to Waterfall Valley Hut, begins as we head off with our heavy packs from Ronny Creek for a 6 day hike on one of the world’s great wilderness bushwalks, the Overland Track.
Day 2 of our adventure across the Overland track in Tasmania takes us from Waterfall Valley Hut to Windemere Hut. This walk passes through some very beautiful scenic wilderness along the way and included a couple of small 1-2hr out and back side trips we tacked onto our walk.
Day 3 of our adventure across the Overland track in Tasmania takes us from Windemere Hut to Pelion Hut. With temperatures beginning to drop we begin to see the first signs of sleet and snow. Windermere to Pelion is an 18km relatively easy undulating walk that crosses over some pretty waterways and scenic country side.
Day 4 of our adventure across the Overland track in Tasmania takes us from Pelion Hut to Kia Ora Hut. With temperatures dropping to around zero the snow begins to fall heavier during our walk and the landscape changes from its lush greens and yellows to the stark whites typical of a day on the ski field.
Day 5, Kia Ora Hut to Bert Nichols Hut, soon becomes a reality that our overland walk is going to become a real adventure. With around 300-400mm of snow dumping overnight and continual snow falling through the day you can understand how easily the track can disappear turning a fun walk into a dangerous situation. Very special thanks to Peter Bryan, a guide we met along this track, for helping us keep on track and getting us safely to our destination. What a great experience.