The Best Short Trek To Do In November - Overland Track Trek
You'll find the most important details you need to know about this trek here, ranging from average cost to the nearest airport, aswell as a brief description of what you should expect on this trek.
FYI - This is part of a series of blogs that describe and detail the best short and long treks around the world per month. The trek per month is not random, I chose the best treks with the best climate conditions per month. Type in December in the search bar of my blog section and find out what the best treks to take are in December.
Name of the Trek: Overland TrackTrek
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Nearest Airport: Launceston Airport
Average Trekking Duration: 5 days
Distance: 80 km
Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Highest Altitude: 1,250 m
Best Month To Go: November
Average Temperature: 15 degrees Centigrade approximately
Average Cost: You can expect to spend as much as around AUS $230 for trekking solo. You will need to get the permits long before you plan for flying down to Tasmania. There are several permits required, and you need to book campsites for staying. To start with, you will need to get the National Parks Pass, and if you are trekking on foot, you will need the Parks Pass of AUS $30 valid for 8 weeks. It is better to book the pass for AUS $230 to ensure a comfortable trek. The costs of food and lodging are separate. Individuals can also hire tour operator’s package and go for as much as AUS $400 per head.
Begin the Overland Track trail from Ronny Creek in the Cradle Mountains area. You will need to get Overland Track permit here before the trek. If you get here from Launceston airport, you can start right from there. You can spend the first night at Scott Kilvert Memorial Hut and then head out northwards along the Cradle Mountains.
What to Expect?
The trekking route is ideal for the beginner-level trekking enthusiasts or mountaineering enthusiasts. It includes several side trips along the way too. For instance, you can check Cradle Mountains, Acropolis, Barn Bluf, Hartnett Falls, and more. You can check out several (seven to be precise) huts where you can also stay for the night. You can get food restocked at Deloraine or even get food delivered at Derwent Bridge.
Getting this Park permit is must, and you will find the park permit around 34 people at a time. There are peak times from March, so make sure to book in advance. It rains pretty much any time and every time. So make sure to carry plenty of waterproof and water-resistant clothes and rain covers for every single item.
The trek will end at Overland Track at Lake St Clair. The beautiful routes and wildflowers are all enough to make your trek enjoyable. The only flip side is the rather expensive park permit. Though you can take a walk for five days, you may trek for seven days choosing to hike across more summits along with the range.