In February 2020 I hiked the Overland Track in Tasmania.
This blog will show you the breakdown of what it costs.
During the busy season - October 1st - May 31st the hike costs AUD$200 per person (adult). You need to book in your day of departure and I would highly recommend booking in advance.
Link to book your hike - here
As well as the cost of hiking the track you will also need to have a National Parks Pass (AUD$30) - which you can buy online or when you get to the visitor centre to start your hike.
Hike $200/ £104
National Park Pass $30 /£16
Total costs of hiking = $230/£120
Additional Costs for the hike to consider
Travel to the Start Line
Travel at the end of the hike
Travel to the Start Line
I was travelling from Port Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.
Travel to Melbourne City Centre via tram $5/£2.60
From Melbourne CBD to Melbourne International Airport via SkyBus $19.75 (one way)/£10.25
Flight to Launceston, Tasmania - paid with points.
Travel from Launceston Airport to Launceston accommodation via shuttle bus $15/£7.78 (direct drop off)
Accommodation POD INN $47/£24
- Booked via booking.com
Travel from accommodation to Cradle Mountain $75/£39
I was collected directly from my accommodation at 7.30am. I used McDermott Coaches - highly recommend, very professional and actually great value for money as it’s about a 4hr drive to the start line (with a stop at Sheffield along the way).
I did my food resupply at Coles in Launceston and spent $201.18/£162.70 this also included my dinner in the evening (pizza ham & pineapple!)
This was 8 days worth of food.
Daily costs = $25/ £20.33
There are no other costs during the hike - unless you decided to take the boat at the very end of the hike, but you can walk the 17k around the lake which is what I did.
Travel from St Clair Visitor Centre to Hobart
I walked 5km into Derwent Bridge to collect the West Coast Service Bus (only on Tuesday & Friday - I did not book in advance). $47/£24
Travel from Hobart to Melbourne
From Hobart to Hobart International Airport via SkyBus -$19.75 (one way)/£10.25
Flight - paid for with points.
Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD via SkyBus $19.75 (one way)/£10.25
Melbourne CBD to Port Melbourne via tram $5/£2.60
Total costs of - Travel Home $91.50/£47.10
Summary of costs
Travel to the start - $114.75/£59.63
Accommodation in Launceston - $47/£24
Resupply Costs - $201.18/£162.70
Costs of the Hike - $230/£120
Travel back home - $91.50/£47.10
Total Costs $684.43 /£413.43
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📚 My hike was sponsored by Cicerone
Cicerone has a new guide book which launched on the 15th Feb - with everything you need to know about hiking the Overland Track 😀.
Head to www.cicerone.co.uk for more info.