The Overland Track

January 21, 2012 · Posted in Australia & Pacific 

Overland Track – The mere mention of the words fills the person who has experienced it with excitement and joy. One of the most coveted walking trails in Tasmania is the Overland Track. It enables the hiker to examine the awe inspiring wilderness and takes around six days to complete. At every turn the adventurer will witness outstanding flora, delightful animals, or splendid waterfalls.

The trekker is also led to Lake St.Clair, Australia’s deepest lake. One of the most beautiful and famous bush walk found in Australia is the Overland Track. The Overland Track is one of the most scenic walking tracks in the Cradle Mountain St.Clair National Park. The track extends over 82 Km for miles and can be one of the best tracks for people to walk.

There are usually more than 8000 walkers each year who try to complete the track. Overland Track is one of Australia’s most popular tracks because of this. The Overland Track is one of the most popular walk in Australia. Walk enthusiasts will surely enjoy the trails and views while they are hiking in this wonderful place.

This track will take around five to six days for you to complete. If you take this track prepare yourself to face cold weather even if it’s not winter. It is a must to register with park authorities before you start your trek, this way if you get lost they will know where to look for you. If you are hiking alone especially this is a precaution you must take for your safety.

Prepare also the food that you will need since you can’t find any store in there. There are empty huts all along the way you can use, so you don’t have to worry where you will sleep. Just make sure you bring a tent, sleeping bags, flashlight and other important hiking gears.

The best time to have a walk in Overland Track is during the summer so there will be no rain and you can see the real beauty of their unspoiled rainforest. Try www.lonelyplanet.com or cradlehuts.com.au if you want to book accommodation. A memorable six day walk along the Tasmanian wilderness takes you through the mountains, waterfalls and ecosystems, it is offered by Overland Track. Those who are part of it, enjoy wonderful effects. It is most likely you would be affected tremendously by the experience if you love nature. I have yet to witness such an adventure but I would jump at the chance to be a part of it.

The Author is a travel guide for the rich and famous, who is well versed in walking tours around the world and especially knows Trekking In Tasmania like the back of his hands.

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