Overland Track

The Overland Track in Australia is estimated to be 40 miles (65 kilometers) long, and takes 3 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.

It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.

The Overland Track has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Southern Terminus in Lake St Clair, Tasmania, Australia and end their hike at the Ronny Creek Carpark in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia.

A good day of the year to start this hike from the Southern Terminus is December 1.

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Overland Track as its trail association.


NameOverland Track
Length40 miles (65 kilometers)
Far Out GuideOverland Track Map
Trail AssociationTasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service
Terminus ASouthern Terminus, Lake St Clair, Tasmania, Australia
Terminus BRonny Creek Carpark, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

Overland Track Thru Hike Budget Calculator

Thru Hike Budget Calculator
Calculate how much it will cost to thru hike a trail.
40 / 15 = 3 days to complete the hike
3 days * $35/day = $105

Estimated Total Budget (USD): $2,105.00

Cade Rosche © 2022
*This data is estimated and should not be relied upon without further research. It is meant as a starting point for hike planning, not as the only information used to plan your thru hike.