The Overland Track - A Complete Guide by Warwick Sprawson


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A Complete Guide to Walking, Flora, Fauna and History of The Overland Track, Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair.

Tasmania’s Overland Track is Australia’s most famous multi-day hike. Over 8000 hikers complete the 5-9 day hike each year as they follow the 79km track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. The track encompasses some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery including glacier-carved valleys, buttongrass moorlands, ancient rainforests, peaceful lakes and thundering waterfalls – all teeming with plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.

To plan and enjoy this great walk, there is finally a guidebook that provides all the information you need for your trip – getting set, heading off, detailed track notes, a guide to flora and fauna, information on the history and geology, and a tough, waterproof map.

Warwick Sprawson’s The Overland Track is the most comprehensive guidebook available to Tasmania’s iconic hike, providing information to plan and enjoy your walk, including:

  • when to go
  • what to bring
  • detailed transport information on getting to and from the track
  • facilities and accommodation options on and near the track (including Cradle Valley and Cynthia Bay)
  • the region’s history and geology
  • hazards
  • detailed, easy-to-use track notes with accurate distances
  • photos and descriptions of 63 common plants
  • photos and descriptions of the track’s animals, including 23 birds, 3 snakes and 12 mammals
  • great maps, including a tear-out, waterproof 368mm x 512mm overview map.

The Overland Track is 188 pages, full colour and only weights 280 grams, making it the perfect guidebook to pack with you when you go.