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 in early July and will sell out very fast indeed! In addition you will need to buy a Tasmania National Parks Pass.

For the period June - September the Overland Track is free but you still need to register with Tasmania National Parks.

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 Transport

Sorting out the transport logistics for the Overland Track can be confusing.

Do please contact us and we will be able to help and explain the options.

If flying in it is possible on an early flight to reach Cradle Mountain in time to start the Overland Track on the same date. Likewise if you take the Spirit of Tasmania ferry to Devonport you will be the first group to check in due to the short transfer.

The closest airport is Devonport and therefore the shortest transfer time. Flights however only arrive from Melbourne. Launceston is the most popular arrival airport. Hobart is not a good choice to arrive at due to the long and expensive transfer from Hobart.

For transfers from Hobart the best option is take the Redline Coach to Launceston Deloraine and then be met by eGuide who will transfer you to Cradle Mountain or Sheffield if spending the night there.

Overland Track Parking

If you are driving your own car parking is safe at Lake St Clair. A shuttle is run by eGuide on demand from Lake St Clair to Cradle Mountain.

You can also park at Cradle Mountain and the Lake St Clair to Cradle Mountain transport will take you back to your car.

An alternative is to park in Sheffield where you spend the night. Your car is parked with eGuide and in the morning a transfer to Cradle Mountain. Once you finish the Overland Track eGuide will transfer you back to Sheffield and your car.