Overland Track Tasmania

The Overland Track Tasmania starts at Cradle Mountain and completes at Lake St Clair. A distance of 65km if you take the ferry across Lake St Clair or 80km if you walk along Lake St Clair to the Lake St Clair Visitor Centre.

The Overland Track is one of the most popular multi day hikes in the world.

The overland track is very well managed with huts, rangers patrolling and well marked. Very easy for self guided groups to do and for anyone with average fitness.

The Overland Track is one way from North to South. Registration takes place at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.

During the period 1 October to 31 May you need to buy an Overland Track Permit obtained online from Tasmania National Parks. For the rest of the year no overland track permit is needed but you do need to register.

Permits for the overland track Tasmania are available from 1 July 2021.

In addition you will need to buy a Tasmania National Parks Pass.

To help you plan visit these pages that have Overland Track Information.

Overland Track Transport
Overland Track Permit
Overland Track Ferry
Overland Track Food
Overland track gear
Overland Track side trips
Overland Track huts
Overland track camping
Overland track fauna

Overland Track Transfers made very easy

We meet you at Launceston, Hobart or Devonport airport, hotel or ferry port and transfer you to our accommodation in Sheffield at a time that suits you. Devonport taking 30 minutes, Launceston one hour, Hobart three hours. Along the way David or Marie will answer all your questions about the overland track.

Spend the night at Sheffield Lodge which is on the main street shared with a pub, cafes, excellent restaurants and supermarket.

In the morning leave any bags for us to store and enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast. We then transfer you to the start at Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, a short scenic 35-minute drive. This will mean that you will be the first group to check in, beating the queue and providing plenty of time to climb Cradle Mountain if you want to do that.

We meet you again, once you finish at the Lake St Clair Visitor Centre on a date and time that suits you with any stored luggage and then transfer you to Launceston, Hobart or Devonport.

Our flexible personalised low cost overland track transfers allow for any combination, meaning you can arrive at one city and depart from another.

Just tell us the number in your group and the dates and which pick up city and drop off you are using and we will send our price list and answer any questions you might have.

At this stage there is no payment. We will sort out a deposit once everything is confirmed. We do realise that there are a number of other things also needed including obtaining the permit and flights.

We strongly suggest that you do contact us as soon as you can as we will be fully booked during the peak season.


A few pointers to help you plan your Overland Track adventure. And please make contact with us as we are able to offer much insight having taken groups for many years.


Overland Track Transport MADE EASY

Transport to the start and finish of the Overland Track is a hassle and can be expensive. We make it easy and very cost effective.

Overland Track Transfers and accommodation are managed by Marie Bean and David Hearle owners of eGuide Pty Ltd. Formerly overland track transfers were run under the name Hawthorn Lodge. We are the same team!!