The complete Overland Track guidebook

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. Get your copy for only AUD 19.95!

What the readers have to say

The Overland Track: Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair is the latest walking guide devoted to Australia’s most famous multiday track. The guide, which has clearly been a labour of love for regular Wild contributor Warwick Sprawson, is a good addition to the Overland genre. Apart from the track notes to the walk (which are excellent and include all the sidetrips that make the Overland so special), it has a few aspects which distinguish it from other guides. Firstly, it has many interesting sections on Overland-related history and pre-history, but best of all it has extensive information on local flora and fauna. While this may sound a bit heavy to carry, the guide is actually very compact (it weighs 280 grams), and would make excellent rainy day reading. It also comes with a good map in the back. For anyone keen to learn more as they walk the Overland this guide would make a great companion.”

— Ross Taylor, Wild magazine, Australia
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