Overland Track on a budget

We understand that not everyone who is trekking the Overland Track can afford a direct transfer and we want to ensure this incredible walk is accessible to everyone. To help you out, we’ve come up with a few budget-conscious tips to keep in mind while planning your experience.

•    Consider arriving into Devonport (airport or ferry), which is the closest major city to the Overland Track. Transfer prices are more affordable from Devonport compared with transfers from Launceston or Hobart.

•    Organise to to be met at the airport to save on taxi fares.

•    Consider a one-way transfer to the start of the Overland Track and take advantage of the public Area Connect bus that departs from Derwent Bridge to Hobart at the end of your trek. (Please note, the end of the Overland Track at Lake St Clair is around five kilometres from Derwent Bridge.)

•    Use public transport to reach Sheffield, from where we offer the most affordable transfer prices. Sheffield is renowned for its murals and is a destination in itself. In fact, it was named the Tasmanian Tourist Town of the Year for 2022. It is home to a supermarket where you can pick up last-minute supplies, as well as restaurants, cafes and a pub.

•    Rather than spending a night at Cradle Mountain before your trek (where accommodation is expensive), opt to stay in Sheffield where you’ll find accommodation to suit all budgets.

•    If you’re arriving into Hobart, consider riding the Redline Express bus to Launceston or Deloraine where you can transfer to the start of the Overland Track.

•    Travel in a group to get discounts per person prices for groups of four or more people.