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Overland Track - General Information

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This page includes a variety of information (largely by linking to other relevant pages) for people wanting to walk Tasmania's famous Overland Track. For Bushwalk Tasmania member's track notes, please see the Overland Track page in the Track Notes section.

Contents

Parks and Wildlife Department

The department has a Visitors Guide to Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. (Note that both these links have drop down boxes right at the top, to select the different pages of information. Subjects such as Introduction, activities, highlights, access, map, etc can be found there.)

Tasmania's Parks department have set up a dedicated Overland Track site. This site has access to the booking page. There is an absolute sea of information on this site which is well worth browsing at leisure.

Department PDF Fact Sheets (and other PDFs)

There are a number of other fact sheets worth looking at - there are a few on walks from Lake St Clair, as well as ones that cover such things as minimal impact walking, walking safely, and cooking and food tips.

Huts

Hut name Beds Type of heater
Scott Kilvert Memorial Hut Whole of second floor Briquettes
Waterfall Valley 20 Gas
Windemere 16 Gas
New Pelion 36 Gas
Kia Ora 20 Briquettes
Bert Nicholls Hut 24 Wood
Pine Valley Briquettes
Narcissus 18 Briquettes
Echo Point Briquettes

Maps

There are a number of maps available which any map shop would be able to assist you with:

There are likely to be others too (eg, 1:100000, which are a bit small for reliable navigation).

The full 1:25000 topographical map list for the entire Overland Track from Ronny Creek car park to Cynthia Bay at Lake St Clair list is as follows, with a note that these maps are not normally needed for the Overland Track. However if you are going off track or want to be extra sure of your location, they can be useful. A complete set is held in the Devonport Public Library Reference Section - please ask librarian for the key.

1:25000 topographical maps for all of Tasmania can be identified from the index page, here

Printed Track Notes

Transport

There is shuttle bus service continues through winter - http://www.media.tas.gov.au/release.php?id=23771

Historical Information

Full image credit to M. S. R. Sharland, from "Peaks and High Places" !st Edition, 1950 by Ian Boss-Walker, published by "Scenery Preservation Board" Hobart.

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