April 25, 2020

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

April 11, 2020

It’s was pretty cold on the night and it was raining all night long.  I didn’t want to get out of bed, but I needed to pee! I put my poncho on and headed out. It was 7 am by this point so it was time to get everything packed up. I managed to pack everything up while still in the tent dry. The tent is totally soaked, not much I can do about it! A quick 10 min walk down the gravel path and I was at the...

April 10, 2020

🥾 Final day of walking in the Overland Track! I had a leisurely morning, chatting to the hikers who were going to be getting the ferry service. 🚤 I popped down to the Jetty and to be honest is it a pretty awesome way to finish the journey. The view of the lake from the jetty was really spectacular and well worth walking out to. It only took a few mins. I had a 17k walk and head of me around...

April 9, 2020

💗This has to be one of the most beautiful sections on the Overland walk - every view was magnificent, there was so much to see, and the scenery seemed to be changing all the time. The walk was a lot easier today, very flat, not much elevation gain or loss, the path was pretty dry as well.  The route runs parallel to the Narcissus River for most of the day, but a lot of the times you can’t really see...

April 8, 2020

⛺️ I took my time this morning, it also takes a little longer getting the tent packed up. I was pleased I’d decided to sleep in my tent the cabin would have been a little too claustrophobic!!  After crossing over a small bridge it was a really pleasant walk to Du Cane Hut (2.9km from Kia Ora Hut) which is an old cabin in the most beautiful clearing!

April 7, 2020

Such a stunning walk today, beauty in every view.  ⏰ I left around 10 am and arrived at the cabin at 3pm ish    The cabin is quite small and a little bit claustrophobic- it’s one large room for eating and sleeping there are two large bunk beds, which can sleep quite a few people. I needed some space tonight and it seemed a shame to have carried a tent all this way and not get to use it!

April 6, 2020

⛰ I could not have picked a better day to do the Mt. Oakleigh side trip. After a lie in and breakfast, I left around 9.30am with my day pack (WaterWell bottle, snacks, sunscreen, waterproof, phone, go pro, lip balm, map etc)  🥾 I followed the signs and crossed over a small suspension bridge over Douglas Creek. There are lots of duckboards which keep your feet dry, while walking over the plains. Once...

April 5, 2020

Woke up at 7.15am - slept pretty well, no snorers and the cabin was warm!  Breakfast was porridge with water, Nutella and peanut butter. I packed some snacks and the rest of my gear, my pack is still super heavy. I need to keep on eating as much food as possible!! The sign as I left said 5 hrs to get to New Pelion Hut. The first part of the morning was the perfect temperature for walking nice and re...

April 4, 2020

🛏 I slept so well last night - best night sleep I’ve had for a while. I love hiker midnight, I woke up around 8.30 am and then lingered for the next hour and a half. I had some breakfast of porridge with Nutella. ⛰ It was a big climb out of the valley and it took around 1.5 hour to get back to the overland track. I took a quick break at the emergency shelter and bumped into a few other hikers.

April 3, 2020

Within the first 10 mins I was my first Wombat of the day. It came right up to me while I was on the boardwalk.  It was pretty busy out there will lots of other hikers heading out for day hikes.  I was number 33 of the Overland Hikers, but everyone else had left much earlier in the morning.  They limit the number of people on the hike each day to 36 people during the summer months and the busy season....

April 2, 2020

Travel to Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre by McDermott’s coach. Booked online. Collected at 7.30am from Pod Inn arrived at 11.30am at Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre The driver Ben, did more than just drive.  He gave a really detailed history about Tasmania, the culture, the colonisation, food, land management.  He was really very knowledgeable. Really impressed with how organised and efficient the j...

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