Overland Track Winter Walking Holiday | Snowshoeing Tasmania

Overland Track Winter Trek

During winter the high peaks along the Overland Track receive a generous dusting of snow, turning the Cradle Mountain National Park into a winter wonderland. Walking the Overland Track during winter is a very different experience to summer and offers a more serene and tranquil environment. The trail is much quieter, the lakes are frozen and the snow ensures the surrounding landscapes provide unique photographic opportunities. Fit and hardy walkers who are prepared to camp during winter and carry a full pack will truly enjoy this unforgettable winter trek along the graded trail through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Our winter itinerary is designed to allow you to fully appreciate the parks many highlights along the track and also includes a few side trips along the way. Food drops and modern lightweight equipment will keep your backpacks as light as possible while your experienced guides will help bring the track to life and teach first time snowshoers the finer points of this popular style of alpine travel.

Brief Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Launceston to Cradle Mountain National Park
  • DAY 2 Waterfall Valley to Lake Windermere
  • DAY 3 Lake Windermere to Pelion Plains
  • DAY 4 Contingency day
  • DAY 5 Trek to Mount Ossa and Kia Ora
  • DAY 6 Trek to Windy Ridge
  • DAY 7 Trek to Lake St. Clair. Ferry transfer to visitors centre, return to Launceston

recommendations (3)

Amazing, it was a wonderful experience. The equipment provided was top quality, our guides were experts and the scenery was spectacular. From pre-departure to execution Tas Ex were very clear in communication and friendly - I will definitely book with them again!

J. Ward Taringa, QLD

This trip was an amazing experience. I have always wanted to see snow, visit Tasmania and do the Cradle Mountain Hike; so what better holiday than Tasmania in winter. The Tasmanian Expeditions experience was great. The booking was easy and came with a huge amount of information to prepare for the trip. Once we arrived and completed the introduction meeting and preparing for the trip we embarked on an adventure. The guides (Wes and Darren) were amazing and can not talk highly enough of them, well prepared and excellent cooks. The hiking was a mixture of hard and easy days but it was rewarding in the end. If you have time to do the trip i highly recommend Tasmanian Expeditions to lead you on the track.

Mark M. via TripAdvisor

The Overland Track trek was a 40th birthday gift to me and as such I went into it with almost no information of what to expect which was exactly the way I wanted it.
With no preconceived ideas of what to expect, I took the adventure, the magnificent wilderness and the excellent company as I found it day by day and was never disappointed.
It was breathtakingly beautiful, the guides were professional and friendly and the physical challenge was just what I needed. I came away with great memories, a wealth of extraordinary photos and the inspiration to eat, exercise and generally live better.
Im aware it was your first foray into running that expedition in winter and I can only encourage you to persist with that idea. I loved it. The snow, the crispness in the air and the greater tranquility of the less crowded environment truly enhanced the experience.
For me now the only choice becomes: To hike again or to move on to one of your mountain bike expeditions.

D. Valente. Seacombe, SA. Australia

 

Inclusions

*6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners *Professional guides *1 night basic cabin accommodation (3-8 share) *5 nights camping *Food drop provisions *Transport by private minibus *Lake St Clair Ferry passage *National Park fees *Tents, backpack, sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat *Snowshoes *Group camping equipment *Emergency communications & group first aid kit

 

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  • Duration: 7 days
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  • Next Trip: 10 September 2017
Pricing: AU $2,395.00

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