If you’re not quite ready for the South Coast Track, you should think about the Overland Track. It’s a about a 70km walk through the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Overland Track will take you from Cradle Mountain, past Mt Ossa, to Lake St Clair, and covers some of the most amazing scenery you’ll ever see. There’s less mud, better quality of track, and generally easier terrain.
It’s one of the most popular walks in Tasmania, but it’s still a challenge. You’ll need to be prepared, and to have a fair amount of physical fitness. You should expect to take between 6 and 10 days to complete this walk. There are many side tracks you can explore too.
There are a series of huts along the track. These are bare huts, and are free for anyone to use. You still have to carry a tent though, as the huts can fill up at any time of the year. There’s no booking system for the huts.
You’ll need to pay the Park Entry Fee. Also, if you go during the peak walking season (November through April), you’ll also need to pay the Overland Track Fee ($180 per adult, less for children and seniors).