Welcome to the Overland Track guidebook website

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.

What the readers say

Reviews are almost universally positive. (The book includes) comprehensive, detailed track notes and maps, colour photographs of the birds and animals along the route, advice on bus and ferry bookings, equipment and food. Without doubt there is a lot packed into its 188 pages printed in a convenient size (184 × 126 mm).

The sections on geology, flora and fauna are well written…Weighing only 275 gm, the book will reward the reader when studied on those quiet nights in the hut or tent, with a comprehensive enough selection of the more frequently encountered flowers, birds and animals to satisfy the needs of all but the serious student of each field. Although I usually shy away from any publication that claims to be ‘a complete guide to walking, flora, fauna and history’, I have to agree that this publication comes as close as most walkers would ever need.

— Ian Mair, Melbourne Bushwalk's Newsletter, Australia
Latest News
Old Pelion Hut. Very old Pelion Hut.
Oct. 17, 2017

The Overland Track’s Old Pelion Hut is turning 100 this year.

The bush crafted old hut, a short detour from New Pelion Hut, was originally built in 1917. It is no longer used to shelter hikers.

To celebrate the 100 […]– Read more –

New works on the Overland
Jul. 17, 2017

Tracks, toilets and camping facilities have been upgraded along the track, including four new camping platforms and a better toilet at Pine Valley.

New boardwalks and stairs were also installed on eroded sections of the track around Mt Doris, on the […]– Read more –