Hike the Overland Track – Tasmania

It’s 15 years since I last (and first) walked the incredible Overland Track in Tassie and I’m stoked to be heading back across the mini-ditch to spend some time treading lightly in her wild places and delighted to be able to share it with you!

In conjunction with Tasmanian Expeditions, I’m going to be sharing the adventure with you and running some mini-workshops in navigation and other hiking how-to’s. Checkout the full details over on their page and I hope to see you in 2021 to shake off that 2020, well… dust.


31 Jan – 5 Feb 2021 (6 days, full pack, camping)


  • Travel with the most experienced operator on Tasmania’s iconic trail (Tasmanian Expeditions)
  • Explore deep forests, sub-alpine plateaus and spectacular highland landscapes
  • End each day at scenic campsites in the remote wilderness
  • Summit Tasmania’s highest peak, Mt Ossa
  • Enjoy close encounters with native animals, birds and stunning endemic plants
  • Enjoy delicious 3 course meals prepared by your guides in the evenings
  • Walk Australia’s internationally famous Overland Track
2005 was a long time ago when I walked it solo. So happy to be heading back again and with other people this time!

Trip Summary

The Overland Track holds legendary status as one of the finest walks in Australia. On this special trip you can join one of Australia’s most passionate bushwalkers, Caro Ryan, and trek this quintessential Tasmanian track. Along with escorting the trip, Caro will be sharing her bushwalking expertise on a range of subjects such as map and compass navigation, along with gear and how to pack and adjust your pack. By the end of the trip you’ll will gain a basic understanding of reading and interpreting topographic maps, taking compass bearings and estimating distance, speed and time, and know how to get the most comfort while carrying your full pack.

Kitchen Hut Dove Lake
Dove Lake boatshed Image: Nico Smit

Walking from north to south over six days we cover the highest area of Tasmania, from the epic craggy spires of Cradle Mountain to the rainforest-clad shores of the deepest natural lake in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake St Clair. The World Heritage listed landscape is truly breathtaking and will leave you enchanted, inspired and feeling completely connected. With each day and every step, the scenery on the trail varies dramatically taking you through ancient Myrtle forest, glaciated dolerite landscapes, past plateaus covered in sparkling tarns and lakes and to Tasmania’s highest peak Mt Ossa. You will have up close encounters with the unique and endemic animals that call this wonderful area home.

This full pack trek is suitable for first time bushwalkers as the inclusion of food drops and modern equipment will keep your pack as light as possible. Your professional guides will ensure your adventure is immensely memorable and enjoyable, providing support and care, creating delicious meals, and bringing the track to life with their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the Tasmanian wilderness.

Cradle Mountain Pic: Laura Smetsers


2005 was a long time ago when I walked it solo. So happy to be heading back again.

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Hike the Overland Track – Tasmania