One of Australia’s most popular hiking trails is the Overland Track (6 days; 80km/50 miles) that runs between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. The track is well maintained with eight huts along the route, however it is a very popular trek and the huts are often full, making it essential to bring along a tent and a warm sleeping bag. Public transport is available with pick-ups at either end of the track from both Hobart and Launceston. It is also possible to stay at luxury accommodation en route with hot showers and fully catered meals, but this option is guaranteed to blow your budget.
- Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, TAS
- Telephone (03) 6165 4254 or 1300 827 727
- Website www.parks.tas.gov.au