Set Departure - Tasmania

Cradle Mountain

Huts walk

Extraordinary diversity & rare beauty on foot

Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park is one of Australia’s most spectacular World Heritage areas and its yours to discover whilst trekking the world famous Overland Track.

Your walk will begin at the beautiful Quamby Estate near Launceston and from here you will begin either a four or six day itinerary. Each day you will walk between ten and fourteen kilometres through peaceful and exquisite terrain taking in button grass plains, temperate rainforests, alpine meadows and open moorland. You’ll pass Marion’s Lookout which offers famous and spectacular views of Cradle Mountain with Dove Lake at its base, Waterfall Valley, the notoriously muddy Pine Forest Moor (which now offers a duckboard path over the mud!), Barn Bluff, Forth River and the Frog Flats, Lake Ayr and more, as well as excellent swimming holes, an abandoned copper mine and plenty of simply peaceful and humbling spots for taking a quiet rest. Wildlife often encountered along the way include wombats, pademelons, echidnas and an array of birdlife. The Tasmanian Devil also makes this area its home.

At times the walks will be gentle, sheltered and leisurely whilst at others you will cross rugged terrain and exposed alpine plateaus . This allows great views on a clear day but in rough weather the wind howls over the land making for exciting and sometimes challenging walking conditions. Your guides are all highly educated, passionate experts with years of collective experience, who will ensure your safety and enhance the journey with their knowledge and understanding of the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area.

Each night will be spent in the comfort of the only private hut accommodation along the trail where your guides will prepare an inspired, three-course dinner whilst you sit back and relax with a glass of Tasmanian wine. In the morning you’ll wake up to the aroma of hot coffee and freshly baked bread ready to start the day.

This magnificent, breathtakingly beautiful and iconic journey presents the perfect combination of expert guiding, fabulous accommodation, gourmet cuisine, spectacular scenery, pristine wilderness and unbelievable wildlife. It truly offers the rare opportunity to unplug, breathe and truly reconnect with nature.

You will love

  • Hike in World Heritage Areas
  • Private hut accommodation
  • Gourmet 3-course dinners
  • Enjoy hot showers each day
  • Award winning walking operator

 

 

 

6 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS

Please note:

This itinerary is based on the 4D|3N guided walk along Tasmania’s iconic Overland Track. Please contact us for further details on set departure dates and alternative itineraries.

DAY 1 | BARN BLUFF | 1 NIGHT

You climb the steepest section of the whole Overland Track today reaching Marion’s Lookout (1250m) with staggering views of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. You continue around the base of Cradle Mountain along the edge of a spectacular glacial cirque before dropping into Waterfall Valley where your private hut awaits, beneath towering Barn Bluff (12km; 6 hours walking).

DAY 2 | PINE FOREST MOOR | 1 NIGHT

Today you’ll be walking across plains where glaciers once rested. Although an undulating trek with a few sections of exposed moorland, there are no significant climbs today. You take your time venturing across vast button grass plains where ancient pencil pines fringe alpine tarns with Mt Pelion West ahead. Optional: Side trip to Lake Will and remnants of Joseph will’s coal mining efforts in the 1890’s. This evening, at Pine Forest Moor Hut (12km; 6 hours walking).

DAY 3 | PELION PLAINS | 1 NIGHT

This morning you venture through gorgeous myrtle-beech rainforest as you descend around the base of Mt Pelion West, down to the Forth River before it plunges into Lemonthyme Valley. From here, it’s a gentle ascent back out of the valley. You leave thick Eucalypt forest behind as the trees part to reveal Pelion Plains. Uninterrupted views of Mt Oakleigh’s dolerite spires now come into play. The Pelion Plains area offers a host of side trips, hugged by mountainous terrain. There are excellent swimming holes, peaceful nooks to rest and abandoned copper mines to explore. Come nightfall, you’ll be nestled amongst dry sclerophyll forest at Pelion Hut. (10km; 5 hours walking).

DAY 4 | END OF ITINERARY

Today, you head east, crossing Pelion Plains and following the southern shore of Lake Ayr, mainly wandering through open eucalypt forests and across button grass plains. You then follow a gradual incline along the Innes Track before having lunch near Wurragarra Creek. You pass the mirror-still waters of Lake Price before a sharp descent into the Mersey Valley near the Arm River. This is where your shuttle bus is waiting. Your return trip to Entally Lodge takes you through the Mole Creek Karst area and the rural township of Deloraine. (14km; 6 hours walking).

NEED TO KNOW

3 nights / 4 days

3 nights / 4 days

AUD $2795 per person Twin Share

AUD $2795
per person Twin Share

START: Launceston, Australia     |     Finish: Launceston, Australia

TOTAL

AUD $2795
per person
Twin Share

Inclusions

  • Full board accommodation
  • Non-alcoholic beverages plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines
  • National Park and Overland track passes
  • Boat transfer across Lake St Clair
    (on Day 6 only)
  • Return transfers between Launceston
    and the start & finish of the walk
  • Use of a backpack and Gore-tex
    jacket for the duration of the walk
  • Sleeping bags, pillows and a
    comfortable mattress at each hut
  • Sleeping sheet and pillowcase to
    carry with you
  • Two qualified guides for the
    duration of the walk

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any taxes and/or visas
  • Any extra or additional accommodation or arrangements
  • Gratuities and any personal purchases

Minimum – 4 walkers (to confirm the departure)

Maximum – 12 walkers per departure


Flights & Insurance – on request

4 day and 6 day itineraries
Departures October to May
Minimum 4 | Maximum 12 walkers
Grade: moderate
2 guides accompany each trip
Exclusive use of the only private hut accommodation offered along the Overland Track
Terms and conditions apply – please request a copy of our booking form for all details.
Please contact us for pricing, dates and a full itinerary

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