Contents Map key Overview map Route summary tables The Overland huts Introduction Location History Geology Plants and animals Planning your trip When to go Ways to hike the track Hiking direction Doing the hike with kids Permits Booking your hike Signing in Getting there Accommodation and facilities at the start of the track Accommodation and facilities at the end of the track Accommodation and facilities on the track Planning day-by-day Using this guide What to take Food and water Waymarking Maps Sidetrips Health, safety and emergencies Phones and Wi-Fi The Overland Track Stage 1 Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley Huts Stage 2 Waterfall Valley Huts to Windermere Hut Stage 3 Windermere Hut to New Pelion Hut Stage 4 New Pelion Hut to Kia Ora Hut Stage 5 Kia Ora Hut to Bert Nichols Hut Stage 6 Bert Nichols Hut to Narcissus Hut Stage 7 Narcissus Hut to Cynthia Bay Plant and animal guide Plant guide Animal guide Appendix A Useful contacts Appendix B Suggested clothing, gear and food Appendix C What now? Other hikes in Tasmania
Warwick Sprawson lives in Melbourne, Australia. After studying engineering he spent many years working and hiking in England, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Japan, Mexico and Costa Rica. Returning to Melbourne, he studied Australian Land Conservation and Management, subsequently working as a bushland regenerator. Since 2008 he has worked full-time as a writer, including as a regular contributor to Wild and Great Walks magazines.