• 6 days walking with medium sized backpack
  • 5 nights private hut accommodation, 1 night historic inn accommodation
  • 6 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Breakfasts

7 Days$5195AUD

Trip Code: CPO

Trip highlights

  • Cradle Mountain Huts Overland Track is a trip of the Great Walks of Tasmania
  • Summit the peaks of the Overland Track including Cradle Mountain, Mount Ossa and Mount Oakleigh
  • Discover the rare beauty and extraordinary diversity of Tasmania’s world heritage-listed Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park
  • Enjoy a steaming hot shower and fresh-baked afternoon tea, then enjoy the simple pleasures of life in a bush hut
  • Views into the heart of the World Heritage Area

Experience the Overland Track with a side of adventure. This seven day hut-based walk is a fabulous way for adventurous people to experience the iconic Overland Track while summiting some serious peaks along the way.

The walk itself starts in heart-pumping style with a summit climb of Cradle Mountain. Across six days in deep World Heritage Area wilderness, we tackle other peaks on our way south. Day 4 is the biggest at 18km including Mount Oakleigh and we back this up the following day climbing Tassie’s highest peak, Mount Ossa.

Each evening's accommodation on The Overland Track is in one of five ecologically sustainable private huts nestled away in this remarkable park. Just off the track, each hut is a haven to retreat to at the end of the day and features hot showers, a potbelly heater and twin-share rooms with comfortable beds. A hearty three-course dinner is prepared by your guides, with fine Tasmanian wine and cheerful conversation, a very pleasant way to relax after an active day.



Arrive in Launceston and make your own way to the Red Feather Inn, your accommodation for the night. Please arrive no later than 5.30pm. There will be a briefing with your guide at 6pm, for introductions and a gear check.

Meals:  D

After breakfast we journey to Waldheim in Cradle Valley. We will have morning tea, then set off on the track by 11am. By lunchtime we have walked through our first section of ancient temperate rainforest, have witnessed the dramatic glacially-carved Crater Lake and the steepest section of the whole Overland Track is behind us. The steep section is mostly stepped and takes us about an hour. It gets us onto Marion’s Lookout which (hopefully) offers famous and spectacular views of Cradle Mountain with Lake Dove at its base – worth every step. If the weather is fine, we stop for lunch by the peaceful Plateau Creek. We then embark on the challenging climb of Cradle Mountain where, on clear days, the views are spectacular. It's then about another 4 hours around the base of Cradle Mountain, out along the edge of a spectacular glacial cirque, then dropping into Waterfall Valley which we cross before arriving at our hut at the base of the towering Barn Bluff. Several hours of this day’s walk is over exposed alpine plateau which allows great views on a clear day, but in rough weather the wind howls over the land making for exciting, and sometimes challenging, walking conditions.

Meals:  L,D

The walking today is undulating with a few sections of exposed moorland. There are no large hills and the once notoriously muddy Pine Forest Moor is now a duckboard path over the mud! We do offer an optional side trip to Lake Will. We travel across plains where glaciers once sat and slowly moved, scouring out shallow tarns. Now we see plains of button grass with ancient Pencil Pines sitting with their roots in the water. Rising from the moors, the peaks of Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff are behind us to the North, and the stately Mount Pelion West directly ahead. Those looking for additional challenge today can take a side trip to Lake Will. Hugged by pencil pines and with its narrow quartzite sand rim, Lake Will is striking. Keep an eye out for gravel mounds along the way, remnants of Joseph Will’s coal mining efforts in the 1890s. Further along the track, Lake Windemere offers an opportunity for an invigorating swim.This evening, at Pine Forest Moor Hut, enjoy dining with views out towards Mt. Oakleigh.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we venture through gorgeous myrtle-beech rainforest as we descend around the base of Mt Pelion West, down to the Forth River before it plunges into Lemonthyme Valley. We’ll take a break at Frog Flats beside the Forth River, which happens to be the Overland Track’s lowest point. From here, it’s a gentle ascent back out of the valley. We leave thick Eucalypt forest behind as the trees part to reveal Pelion Plains. Uninterrupted views of Mt Oakleigh’s dolerite spires now come into play. The Pelion Plains area offers a host of side trips, hugged by mountainous terrain. Our quest? To climb Mt Oakleigh. It’s our biggest day at 18 kilometres, so we pace ourselves knowing the warmth and comfort of Pelion Plains Hut awaits, nestled amongst dry sclerophyll forest.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today begins with a climb of almost 300m to Pelion Gap through beautiful rainforest. Pelion Gap is a plateau stretching between Mt Pelion East and Mt Ossa, affording fantastic views to the south as well as back to the north. There are plenty of side trips from Pelion Gap including our mission for the day, to summit Mt Ossa. At 1617m, it is Tasmania’s highest peak. Reaching the top, there’s plenty of time to take in 360 degree island views and enjoy a well-earned lunch. Back down at Pelion Gap it's a further few hours of gentle downhill to the hut. Once we arrive at Kia Ora Hut, enjoy a Tasmanian drop with spectacular views out to Cathedral Mountain. Conditions dictate our climb, as Mt Ossa’s boulderfields can be dangerous in heavy rain and snow. Your highly-trained guides can assess whether alternate peaks are more suitable.

Meals:  B,L,D

This is a day of waterfalls and majestic forests. We depart Kia Ora hut and walk about an hour to Du Cane where a hut remains from the long-gone days of animal trapping. A fine spot to rest in the native gardens planted by trapper Paddy Hartnet’s wife during her long stints in the bush with her husband. From there, we wander through some of the oldest forest in the National Park with King Billy Pines as old as 2000 years. Here we are above the Mersey River, which descends steeply Northward towards Bass Strait. There are three major sets of waterfalls and we opt to visit one or more of these. We will probably take lunch down to enjoy beside one of the falls. During the afternoon, the group makes its way over Du Cane gap then descends beside the spectacular Falling Mountain to Windy Ridge Hut.

Meals:  B,L,D

Lake St Clair is Australia’s deepest natural lake, and as with most of this area, has been shaped by glaciers. The walk is mainly through cool temperate eucalypt forest, and birdsong is all around. We arrive at Narcissus at the Northern end of Lake St Clair in time for lunch before boarding the Idaclair cruise boat for the spectacular 17km cruise back to Cynthia Bay. There is a visitor centre at Cynthia Bay, and we usually have about half an hour to look around. The return trip to Red Feather Inn is through the trout fishing mecca of the highland lakes, descending the rugged Western Tiers to the broad plains of the Northern Midlands, and passing through the rural townships of Cressy and Longford. You should arrive at Red Feather Inn by around 5pm.

Meals:  B,L


  • 6 breakfast, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Professional guides
  • 5 nights twin share accommodation in private huts, 1 night twin share accommodation in a historic inn in Launceston
  • Limited selection of Tasmanian wine
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park and Overland Track passes
  • Boat transfer across Lake St Clair
  • Use of a backpack and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk
  • Sleeping bags, pillows and a comfortable mattress at each hut
  • Sleeping sheet and pillowcase to carry with you

  • Travel to and from Launceston
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature - car parking etc
  • Snacks





This adventure involves trekking for up to 10 hours a day, walking an average of 12km for 6 consecutive days, carrying a medium sized pack. there are steep sections and terrain can be quite uneven and slippery under foot. On this trip there are a number of mandatory mountain climbs and side trips on most days, which the group will all participate in. You will need an excellent level of fitness and must be in good health. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions.

Departure dates


Holiday Season
In addition to the World Expeditions deposit, you will also be required to pay an additional deposit of AUD$500 (paid in your local currency at the current rate of exchange). The balance of the tour price is payable 90 days prior to departure.
A public holiday supplement applies on trips that overlap with a public holiday.

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  • Single SupplementAUD$4330
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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Cradle Huts Overland and Peaks Adventure Walk trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide One planet 50L canvas packs. They contain good frames and multiple adjustable straps to ensure that the weight will be on the hips with only minimal weight on the shoulders and back.

Biodegradable liquid soap is provided, which is also suitable as shampoo, at each hut. We strongly recommend using the soap provided for bathing, as it is phosphorous-free and suited to our greywater systems.

Phone reception will be intermittent and limited during the walk and at the huts – the best carrier is Telstra in the area. It is more likely only text messages will go through rather than phone calls, if at all.

All facilities are in the one building at each of the nights accommodation with the exception of one night, where the bathroom block is about a dozen metres from the hut.

Our trips depart on select dates between November and March.

We have gas heating in the common areas but no heating in the bedrooms. The bedrooms are located above the common area and a certain amount of heat will rise into the bedrooms, and we also provide extra blankets, but if you feel the cold at night you might like to take an extra jumper and pair of socks.

Yes, so you do not need to bring a Steripen.

Each trip requires a minimum of six and a maximum of twelve guests on each departure. All accommodation is twin sharing and if the group is full, sharing is with another guest who may be male or female.

Before the trip the guides will carry out a thorough gear check to make sure you don't carry any more than you need to and also to ensure you have suitable gear. Ultimately your pack and contents can weigh as little as 7.5kg or around 8.5kg.

Each person must carry their lunch, wet weather gear, spare clothes for the hut, thermals, and warm clothing, plus any extras such as a camera. We will provide a gear list at time of booking.

You can either choose to leave your luggage at your Launceston accommodation if they have a secure facility that you can utilise or you can leave it at the Red Feather Inn where you will be transferred to and from Launceston. Your excess luggage will then be returned to you on the last day.

You will need lace up boots with good ankle support and a treaded sole. Boots must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. Walking shoes, elasticised footwear, sandshoes, runners, trainers or similar are not acceptable.

It is a condition of booking a tour with us, and your responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured for the full duration of the tour in respect of illness, injury, pre-existing medical conditions, death, loss of baggage and personal items and cancellation and curtailment. You must provide evidence to TEX that you have obtained personal travel insurance. You must ensure that your personal travel insurance covers all of the activities you expect to participate in.

Two guides accompany each trip. This allows plenty of opportunities for photos and rests and walking at your own pace.

The guides carry fresh meat & vegies and cook up scrumptious three course meals each night. We are quite happy to cater for special dietary requirements.....we just need to know in advance. Fresh fruit is not provided. Some snacks such as biscuits and/or chocolate will usually be provided during morning/afternoon tea time. You may also wish to bring your own muesli bars.

The weather is one of the attractions in the World Heritage Area. As in all mountain regions, conditions change rapidly and snow is possible even in summer. If you follow our gear list you will be comfortable, prepared for variations in weather and able to enjoy the many moods of this wild region.

Included in the trip cost is: transfers from and to Launceston, all twin sharing accommodation during the walk, breakfast lunch and dinner, the use of a backpack, sleeping bag and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk, National Park passes, and three experienced guides.

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We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

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