Awesome walks around Australia – Part 1 The Overland Track

Awesome walks around Australia – Part 1 The Overland Track

So you have your Jayco Ballarat Caravan and you are heading off on your trip, not content to sit idly in Caravan Parks? Then we have a list of some great walks around Australia guaranteed to get you out and about in the Australia’s beautiful scenery.

Tasmania – Overland Track (65KM)

The overland track runs straight through the heart of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park (The home of the Iconic Cradle Mountain).

Not for the fainthearted this trek will take you six to seven days, in an area that year round can experience, Sun, rain wind or even snow.

You need to book (1st October – 31st May and pay a Fee (Overland Track Fee) $200 for Adults, $160 for Seniors, Children under 17 (Walk not recommended for children under 8) as well as a national Parks Pass.

This contribution helps with the management of the track, huts, toilets, signage and staffing.

The Overland Track walk starts at Ronny Creek in Cradle Valley, situated beside the majestic Cradle Mountain.

Following hour is based on being moderately fit. Allow a couple more if you are a bit of a paparazzi with the camera.

Day 1 –
Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley
(10.7Km)
(4-6 Hours)
Day 2
Waterfall Valley to Lake Windermere
7.8km
(2.5 – 3.5 hours)
Day 3
Lake Windermere to Pelion
16.8km
(5-7 hours)
Day 4
Pelion to Kia Ora
8.6km
(3-4 hours)
Day 5
Kia Ora to Windy Ridge (Bert Nichols Hut)
9.6km
(3.4-4.5 hours)
Day 6
Windy Ridge to Narcissus (Ferry terminal)
9km
(3-4 Hours)
Then it’s decision time, do you take the 30 minute ferry trip to Lake St Clair Visitor Centre or do you walk on one more day

Optional Day 7
Narcissus to Cynthia Bay (via the Lakeside track)
17.5km
(5-6 Hours)

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