Fri, 14 Jan | Overland (Cradle Mountain) Walk

Overland Trail (Cradle Mountain) 2022

HIGHLIGHTS: Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake & Marion’s Lookout, Barn Bluff, Unique alpine vegetation, alpine plateaus, Lake Windermere, ancient myrtle rainforest, views of Mt Ossa, Pelion West and Mount Oakleigh, Forth Valley lookout, Pelion Gap, Climbing Mt Ossa, historic Du Cane Hut, Lake St Claire.
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Overland Trail (Cradle Mountain)  2022

Time & Location

14 Jan 2022, 9:00 am – 23 Jan 2022, 2:00 pm
Overland (Cradle Mountain) Walk, Tasmania, Australia

About the Event

Overland Track Route: Starting from historic Waldheim Lodge, the 80km hike will pass through spectacular dolerite mountains, near beautiful waterfalls, through a variety of fascinating ecosystems and close to Tasmania's highest mountain (Mt. Ossa), before finishing at Australia's deepest lake, Lake St Clair. The scenery and the physical challenges of this walk make this one of the great wilderness bushwalks.

Where we start: 

Cradle Mountain Lodge in the Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania

How to get there: 

Take a 3 hour bus ride 120 km from Launceston.

Accommodation Launceston – two nights (first and last)

Day 1

To Waterfall Hut (11km) 5hrs. We climb onto the alpine plateau with views of Dove and Crater Lakes. Then walk below the spires of Cradle Mountain. Afternoon we walk the rim of the glacial cirque before passing through Waterfall Valley.

Day 2

Windermere Hut (7km) 2.5hrs. We cross the sedgeland moors, and pass many glacial tarns on the way to Lake Windermere. Windermere Hut is just a little further along. 

Day 3

Pelion Hut (14km) 6hrs. In the afternoon we see great views of the Lemonthyme Forests from the Forth Valley lookout. Mainly through rainforest. Then to Frog Flats at the headwaters to the Forth River. The final section of the day's walk is on to the Pelion Plains where Pelion Hut is located.

Day 4

Kia Ora Hut (8km) 3hrs. The South-West wilderness area is seen from Pelion Gap, and from here we can climb Mt. Ossa (Tasmania's highest peak). Afternoon walk to Kia Ora Hut located below Cathedral Mountain.

Day 5

Windy Ridge Hut (9km) 3.5hrs. We visit the historic Du Cane Hut. Then we meander along the Mersey River and visit a series of waterfalls including the D'Alton, Fergusson and Hartnett Falls. We walk through amazing myrtle forests to Windy Ridge Hut.

Day 6

Narcissus Hut (10km) 3hrs. We walk through superb eucalyptus forest to arrive at Narcissus Hut.

Day 7

Cynthia Bay (16km) 5.5hrs - your destination! On this last day we can either walk along the lakeshore (or take the ferry – an easy option.)

At Cynthia Bay we return by 3 hour bus trip 160km to Launceston.


Accommodation (2 nights in a Launceston Hotel)

Hut or tent stays along the trail

Experienced and qualified guides

Fully catered meals

Healthy snacks

First aid assistance

4 x training hikes

Gear hire assistance


Track fees

Bus shuttles



Travel insurance

Total cost of 8 day/7 night trip is $2,450

Please note that Covid Limitations on the Overland trail may affect bookings if this does occur then you will receive a FULL refund of your deposit made. All trail bookings will be confirmed by 1st of July 2020.

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