Can you do the Overland Track for free?

Can you do the Overland Track for free?

The answer is no! Even if you decide to do the Overland Track off-season, when the permit is free, you still need to hold a current national park pass.

What is the hardest part of the Overland Track?

Climbing up to Marion’s lookout, the hardest part of the entire Overland Track.

How long does Overland Track take?

6 days
The Overland Track is usually completed over 6 days – with days varying from 12kms to 7kms, (long days averaging around 7hrs and short days averaging around 3hrs). While most hikers take 6 days for the hike, some prefer rest days or to include side-trips which lengthen the trip.

Can you do the Overland Track in 4 days?

If you want to go even faster, you can complete the Overland Track in 4 days. You may not have time for many side trips and you’ll be spending most of each day on the track.

Is the Overland Track worth it?

Yes, it’s worth paying $200 for the Overland Track permit Limiting the number of trekkers (34/day) and instating a fee prevents overcrowding on the trail, which means less danger to the wildlife along it.

How much does the Overland Track cost?

If you’re hiking between October 1 to May 31 (inclusive), the booking for the Overland Track is A$200 per person. So, if you’re going to be hiking during the high season and intend on spending more than 24 hours on the track, then the Overland Track costs A$230 (or A$260 if you have a car).

Can you camp anywhere on the Overland Track?

You are permitted to camp informally anywhere along the Overland Track after Waterfall Valley as long as you follow Leave No Trace practices.

Is the overland track well marked?

The signage on the trail is well marked.

Is there toilets on the Overland Track?

If completing the full Overland Track, five nights of the trip will be spent along the track at designated commercial campsite areas. These wilderness areas have timber platforms for tents to be pitched on. There are nearby rainwater tanks and composting toilet facilities.

Can you drink the water on the Overland Track?

Tasmania prides itself on clean pure water and most of the water along the track is safe to drink without purifying. Fresh rainwater tanks supplied by Parks and Wildlife can be found at each of the campsites, and you can also fill up your water bottle at many of the springs along the way.

Is there phone reception on the Overland Track?

As the Overland Track is renowned as being a true wilderness walk, you cannot expect phone reception while on the trail. For trekkers who summit Mount Ossa and Cradle Mountain, there is sometimes sporadic phone reception.

Can you walk the Overland Track on your own?

Whilst walking the Overland Track, you’re on your own. You have two options for accommodation – camping or sleeping in simple communal huts. There are 7 main huts along the trail for you to choose from. Remember that they are first come first serve and you are allowed to stay multiple nights if you wish.

How do I prepare for the Overland Track?

if you’re preparing to walk the overland track, here are some first-hand recommendations that you might find helpful:

  1. plan your meals.
  2. dehydrate your own meals.
  3. cutlery & crockery.
  4. you don’t need that many clothes!
  5. expect cold, wet weather.
  6. bring baby wipes.
  7. consider sleeping in.

Where do you sleep on Overland Track?

While the Overland Track is a wilderness experience, you don’t have to go completely feral: There are huts and campgrounds along the way. The huts provide a dry and warm place to sleep, cook and socialize.