On my recent trip down the Overland Track I stayed a couple of nights at the “Palace” – the rather large hut on Pelion Plains. The plan was to capture some nice sunrise and sunset shots across to Mt Oakleigh. I have climbed Mt Oakleigh before – but never shot it!… Read more →
Of my many trips to Cradle Mountain I was yet to climb Barn Bluff, something I was keen to rectify on a recent walk down Tasmania’s Overland Track. Barn Bluff is first spotted just beyond Marions Lookout in the distance beyond Cradle Mountain… Read more →
Day 5 adds that missing ingredient of the trip so far – tall rainforest and fast flowing rivers and waterfalls including D’Alton Falls, before the journey ends on Day 6 at Narcissus Bay on Lake St Clair.
So far we had traversed alpine rainforest with twisted myrtles and king billies; sub alpine woodlands of gums and pencil pines and alpine regions with wind pruned shrubs and ground hugging cushion plants… Read more →
Day 4 begins at the Pelion Hut, and includes the highlight of the trip – the summit of Mt Ossa, Tasmania’s highest mountain!
This part of the track is a part I have visited before. If you don’t have a week or so to traverse the entire Overland Track, there is a short cut into the Pelion area along the Arm River Track… Read more →
Day 3 on the Cradle Mountain Huts Overland Track hike traverses some magnificent mountain scenery including Mt Pelion West and Mt Oakleigh.
Departing the cozy hut on Pine Forest Moor, we continue south and soon enter some tall forest. Here we see historic remains of an old tram way, which was originally intended to cart materials out of the region when mining was considered a possibility… Read more →
Day 2 of our Overland Track trip starts at Barn Bluff and continues through to the hut at Pine Forest Moor, complete with stunning views of Mt Oakleigh.
Leaving Barn Bluff around 9:00, it was a short walk through a very dry Waterfall Valley to the first landmark of the day – Lake Will… Read more →
The Overland Track is Tasmania’s premier bushwalk, stretching around 60km from Ronney Creek at Cradle Mountain all the way to Lake St Clair (74km if you walk the length of Lake St Clair also, rather than jumping aboard the ferry at Narcissus!)… Read more →
The Overland Track stretches 65 kilometers from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair traversing the heart of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed wilderness. The walk contains truly magnificent mountain and rainforest scenery, including Tasmania’s tallest peak, Mt Ossa which is 1617 metres high… Read more →
Here are a few more images from our recent visit to the Pelion area of the Overland Track Tasmania. This is undoubtedly Tasmania’s most well known national park, and the Overland Track is one of the most famous multi-day walks in the world… Read more →
There will be more to come shortly, but for starters here’s the view from the top of Mt Ossa that greeted us on Monday. It literally could not have been better. We were at 1617 metres, the highest point in Tasmania, and there was literally no wind and the sun was just nice and warm… Read more →