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Overland Track

The Overland Track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair is a six day true wilderness walk, making it Tasmania’s premier long distance track. It runs for over 65 km and each year attracts about 9,000 walkers. The Overland Track has built a national and international reputation as one of the great wilderness bushwalks due to its stunning scenery and the physical challenges that travelers can experience. Aside from the main track there are also several alternative side tracks, including to the summit of Cradle Mountain and Mount Ossa, the tallest mountain in Tasmania; when adding some of these to the main track, walkers easily cover up to 100 km within the six day walk. Bookings are required for the walking season (from 1 November to 30 April). During the booking period, walkers will be required to walk the track from North to South (Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair), and pay a track fee. The track was first consolidated and started to be used by Independent walking parties in 1935. Besides the guided walk activities offered by professional tourism operators, there are dedicated camping areas where independent walkers can pitch their tents. Individual walkers must be completely self-sufficient as no supplies can be obtained anywhere en route.