Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW

Overland Track Winter Trek

During winter the high peaks along the Overland Track, as well as certain sections along the trail, receive a dusting of snow, turning the Cradle Mountain National Park into a winter wonderland. Walking the Overland Track during winter is a very different experience to summer and offers a more serene and tranquil environment. The trail is much quieter, the lakes are frozen and the snow ensures the surrounding landscapes provide unique photographic opportunities. Fit and hardy walkers who are prepared to camp during winter and carry a full pack will truly enjoy this unforgettable winter trek along the graded trail through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Every step will lead to new discoveries and some of Mother Nature's finest alpine creations. This winter itinerary is designed to travel at a pace to allow you to fully appreciate the parks many highlights and side trips you'll undertake along the way. Food drops and modern lightweight equipment will keep your backpacks relatively light while your experienced guides will help bring the track to life and teach first time snowshoers the finer points of this popular style of alpine travel.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Launceston to Cradle Mountain National Park
DAY 2 Waterfall Valley to Lake Windermere
DAY 3 Lake Windermere to Pelion Plains
DAY 4 Contingency day
DAY 5 Trek to Mount Ossa and Kia Ora
DAY 6 Trek to Windy Ridge
DAY 7 Trek to Lake St. Clair. Ferry transfer to visitors centre, return to Launceston

traveller reviews

The Overland Track trek was a 40th birthday gift to me and as such I went into it with almost no information of what to expect which was exactly the way I wanted it.
With no preconceived ideas of what to expect, I took the adventure, the magnificent wilderness and the excellent company as I found it day by day and was never disappointed.
It was breathtakingly beautiful, the guides were professional and friendly and the physical challenge was just what I needed. I came away with great memories, a wealth of extraordinary photos and the inspiration to eat, exercise and generally live better.
Im aware it was your first foray into running that expedition in winter and I can only encourage you to persist with that idea. I loved it. The snow, the crispness in the air and the greater tranquility of the less crowded environment truly enhanced the experience.
For me now the only choice becomes: To hike again or to move on to one of your mountain bike expeditions.

D. Valente. Seacombe, SA. Australia

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Trip Code: CMS
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  10 August 2014
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price: £1,295.00 GBP

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