Take on the challenge of Australia’s most famous trek – the Cradle Mountain Overland track – and take in some of Tasmania’s most stunning scenery. With two expert mountain guides at your side, you’ll make your way through temperate rainforest and groves of eucalypts, across alpine moors and through valleys, skirt the edges of bright blue lakes and take in views of waterfalls and towering peaks in the distance. Camp on the edges of historic huts under star-filled skies, wake up to dramatic landscapes and take the chance to tackle side trips like summitting the island’s highest peak Mt Ossa. This active adventure with Intrepid is one of the best ways to take in an iconic trek and landscape.
Dates and availability
A pre-departure meeting will take place at 2pm the day BEFORE departure at the Macpac store, 22-26 Kingsway, Launceston. It is important that you bring your gear to this meeting as our team will check the suitability of your gear for the trek. Please note that if your leader deems your gear not suitable you will need to purchase missing items at this meeting. We will not be able to permit any hikers on the track with unsuitable gear.
PACKING & GEAR HIRE
It is essential that you read the Packing List in our Essential Trip Information, and that you bring all necessary items. Backpack, rainwear, sleeping bag and sleeping mat – all these items are essential for this trip and can be hired locally (at $60 per item, payable locally) if you do not wish to bring your own. Speak to your travel consultant if you need to hire any gear as items must be requested prior to travel.
START & END TIME
Pick-up in the morning of day 1 will be at 7am from at the Macpac store, 22-26 Kingsway, Launceston. The trip will end with an arrival back into Launceston at around 4.30pm on the last day. Make sure you take this into consideration when booking onward travel.
CAMPING & CARRYING OF GEAR
This trip is a camping trip. You will be carrying your own tent (which we will provide) and will set up camp each night. Solo travellers may need to share the tent with travellers of the same gender. Facilities are very basic. You will also need to carry your own gear on this trek. Expect the weight of your pack to be up to 15 kg. This includes a portion of the food for the trip, and a share of a tent which will be around 1.4 kg.
All meals are included in the price of the trip, but you will need to bring your own snacks for in between meals on trekking days.
Solo travellers will share a twin-share tent with another solo traveller. A single tent supplement is bookable if you prefer not to share a tent on this trip, but this must be requested prior to your trip with your booking agent (subject to availability).
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