How often do trips depart?
Our 6 day trips depart daily from 1 October through to 1 May each season, and our 4 day trips depart on selected dates during the same period.
Our groups have exclusive use of the only private hut accommodation along the Overland Track. Each hut has been discreetly located off the main trail and offers hot showers, a drying room and a dining and lounge area. The huts have 5 twin rooms with comfortable beds.
The guides prepare scrumptious three course meals each night. We are quite happy to cater for special dietary requirements. We just need to know in advance.
On arrival at hut: Antipasto platter, including Ashgrove cloth-matured cheddar, Lactos brie, Tasmanian pickled onions, pesto dip, dried apricots and cashews.
Entree: Hearty minestrone soup
Main course: Forest mushroom and pea risotto with parmesan
Dessert: Freshly baked cherry pie with cream
How many guests?
Each trip requires a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 guests. All accommodation is twin share. If you book on as a single walker and the trip fills to capacity, you may share a room with another walker of any gender.
How much weight, and what do we carry?
On the morning of your departure, the guides will carry out a thorough gear check to ensure you have suitable gear and help you reduce pack weight. If you adhere to our gear list (see below), your pack will likely weigh between 8.5 and 9.5 kg. With special attention to reducing pack weight, your pack and its contents can weigh as little as 7.5 kg. The pack and Gore-tex jacket that we provide have a combined weight of 2.5 kg, leaving 5- 7 kg for your personal items.
Each person must carry their lunch, wet weather gear, spare clothes for the hut, thermals, and warm clothing, plus any extras, such as a camera. For details, please refer to the gear list we will provide to you after booking.
How fit do I need to be?
As long as you exercise regularly, are capable of walking an average of 10 km for four consecutive days, and are comfortable with varied terrain, you’ll be fine! There are obviously steep sections, however this is part of the whole experience. Each day, there is plenty of time to sit and rest as well as explore, so you won’t feel rushed.
How many guides?
Our guides are passionate outdoor enthusiasts, educated interpreters and fantastic cooks all rolled into one. Two knowledgeable guides accompany each trip. This allows plenty of time for interpretation at interesting points along the track, photo opportunities, rest breaks and walking at your own pace.
What footwear do I need for the walk?
Lace-up hiking boots that cover the ankle and have sturdy, treaded soles (full-grain leather or Gore-tex with Vibram soles) are recommended.
It is very important for you to have appropriate footwear. Lower-profile hiking shoes, walking shoes, running shoes, approach shoes, sand shoes, elasticised boots and similar are not acceptable for the walk. Boots must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. The Overland Track is quite unique in the nature of its terrain. You will be unable to commence the walk without the appropriate footwear.
Do we need travel insurance?
We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. Please see our website for details and contact us if you have any questions.
What accommodation options do we have pre and post walk?
(4 star) is located 25 minutes west of Launceston, and it is a great pre- and post-walk option. The homestead is located on the same estate as our walkers' base (only 100m away), so it is very convenient. Quamby has beautifully appointed rooms in one of Tasmania’s premier historic homes. The homestead offers continental and hot breakfast options, as well as an airport shuttle service.
The Sebel Launceston
(4.5 star) is an elegant, European-inspired boutique hotel located within walking distance of Launceston's CBD and colourful Seaport. Integrating boutique elegance with style and convenience, the all-suite accommodation comprises 49 beautifully detailed, fully self-contained, spacious 1 and 2 bedroom suites, all with separate bedrooms and bathrooms, many featuring a spa bath or laundry. The hotel also features a convenient fitness centre and is located in the centre of town, close to all of Launceston's Major attractions.
Please contact us to book pre and post walk accommodation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org