Franklin River

I was particularly impressed by the level of knowledge and professionalism exhibited by the river guides, Shaun and Anna. Whether it be tackling a difficult rapid, describing the fauna, flora and history of the area, preparing the campsite, producing amazing meals or subtly directing and supporting me in potentially dangerous situations, I always felt completely safe and comfortable.


The Overland Track

The Overland Track holds a legendary status as one of the finest walks in Australia. Winding your way along a graded trail through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, with each step you will be surrounded by breathtaking views, from the stunning crags of Cradle Mountain to the rainforest-clad shores of Lake St. Clair. Your journey will lead to new discoveries of some of mother nature's finest creations including waterfalls, dolerite mountains, lakes, tarns and diverse ecosystems. The itinerary is ideal for walkers looking to make the most out of their time in the area by emphasizing the many highlights and exciting side trips all along the trail. This full pack trek is suitable for first time bushwalkers as the inclusion of food drops and modern lightweight equipment will keep your backpacks as light as possible while your experienced guides will help bring the track to life thanks to their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the Tasmanian wilderness.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Meet in Launceston, transfer to Cradle Mountain commence trekking, camp at Waterfall Valley
DAY 2 Trek to Lake Windermere
DAY 3 Trek to Pelion Plains
DAY 4 Trek to Mount Ossa and Kia Ora
DAY 5 Trek to Windy Ridge
DAY 6 Trek to Lake St. Clair. Ferry transfer to visitors centre, return to Launceston

traveller reviews

We started the Overland Trek with Tasmanian Expeditions on the 28th of Dec 2015 for 6 days and it was an amazing holiday we will never forget. Yes, carrying a full backpack is heavy but it's perfectly doable and the guides ensure that you can walk at your own pace. The guides, George and Holly, were outstanding and really did a great job. They were always cheerful, smiling, in a good mood and encouraging the group. The food they prepared was very good, I was actually positively surprised. The equipment provided was of good quality. I was a bit unfortunate with having been provided with an inflatable mattress which deflated itself during the night but the guides did their best effort to find a solution. The scenery of the whole trek is varied and very beautiful. We even saw a large wombat walking across the path! I'd definitely recommend this trip and Tasmanian Expeditions to anyone.

Julien P. Manly, NSW. Aust.

Trip Grading
Duration:  6 days
Activities:  Trekking with a Full Pack Walking
AU $2,195.00
Per Person

Ex Launceston

No local payments required

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