overland track tips

suffice it to say that the overland track was a learning experience for me. here’s how to fight the soggy factor: if your ideal hit of nature involves long walks through forest and all sorts of plant and animal life, you’ll love the overland track. the tasmania parks and wildlife service go through great lengths to preserve the land, building boardwalks and continually encouraging trekkers to stick to the path so as not to kill any plants just off of …

overland track preparation

it is also one of the best outdoor adventures we have ever been on. when not specified, the amounts given below were for two adults and 8 days. toward the end of the hike, we switched to peanut butter and/or nutella on bread. we used up most of that along the hike, with only 16 out of 60 muesli bars left (i.e. for all other dinners, we bought a food dehydrator for ~30 aud, and just cooked a second dinner …

overland track snakes

i knew the overland track would be the highlight of my trip to tasmania. the other side has abbreviated track notes for the overland track so you can carry only the map on your trip and don’t have to be weighed down by a guidebook. in general, to walk the overland track you will need to be able to walk about 12km a day or more while carrying about 18kg/40lbs in your backpack. and of course you need to be …

overland track food

before you begin writing your shopping lists and planning your meals there are a few things to consider. see below some food for thought to assist with your shopping & packing lists. you can still enjoy fresh food or perishables for the first day or two and let’s be honest no one really loves freeze dried/dehydrated foods that much to give up an opportunity for a good meal. we had fellow travellers freeze a steak and fry it up with …

How do you prepare for the Overland Track

it is also one of the best outdoor adventures we have ever been on. when not specified, the amounts given below were for two adults and 8 days. toward the end of the hike, we switched to peanut butter and/or nutella on bread. we used up most of that along the hike, with only 16 out of 60 muesli bars left (i.e. for all other dinners, we bought a food dehydrator for ~30 aud, and just cooked a second dinner …