We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

overland track day hikes

Chicago, Illinois
3 posts
Save Topic
overland track day hikes

I am only going to be in Tasmania for a few days this November. Is it possible to take a single day hike in overland track. If so, 1. are reservations required? and 2. where would I need to access the trail for a day hike?

Any other reccomendations for better day hikes in Tasmania would also be much appreciated.

Australia
2 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: overland track day hikes

You can certainly do day walks on the overland track and you do not need to book unless you are doing the full traverse.

You can access the track at either end - Cradle Mountain in the north - and Lake St Clair in the south. There is accommodation at both of these places which makes it easy to get up and go in the morning. There are visitors centres at both places with maps, friendly people and good advice.

There are excellent walks throughout Tasmania - many around Hobart (capital city) and within one hour's drive of there. Have a look at walks in the Mt Field National Park, Hartz Mountains National Park and on the Tasman Peninsular. There are walks also accessible from Hobart in the Southwest wilderness area. These are generally more remote and you need to be fully equipped for four seasons. There are also excellent day walks on Hobart's Mt Wellington - a 1,264m peak which forms the back drop of the city.

Have a fantastic trip

Caroline

2. Re: overland track day hikes

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 7:19 am, August 14, 2009