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

Every now and then a new title comes out that really impresses me. The new walking guide, The Overland Track, by Warwick Sprawson is one of those guides. The cover indicates that this is a “complete guide to walking, flora, fauna and history” and it doesn’t disappoint.

[…] the book packs in plenty of valuable information about the flora and fauna, all lushly illustrated with dozens of colour photographs. There is also a well written section on history and geology. As a bonus, the guide also comes with a high-quality A3(ish) plasticised map which can be removed from the back of the guide.

— Glenn Tempest, Open Spaces Publishing
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 –