Friday, March 24, 2017

AUSTRALIA ~ Overland track - Tasmania - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park -UNESCO ~

... Beautiful prepaid postage postcard with special postmark... a great new National Park and UNESCO site to add to my collection... showing one of Australia's most famous hiking tracks through some of Tasmania’s wildest and most scenic landscapes... you'll see lakes, gorges and forests, mountains and moors, spectacular waterfalls and steep, stony peaks.... the Overland Track is a serious undertaking, requiring well-prepared walkers with a good level of fitness, who understand the risks of walking in a remote alpine area... Thanks a lot Heather!! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Photo: Totajla

The Overland Track is Australia’s premier alpine walk. It’s a 65 km, six-day trek through the heart of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is located in the Central Highlands area of Tasmania. The park contains many walking trails, and is where hikes along the well-known Overland Track usually begin. Major features are Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff in the northern end, Mount Pelion East, Mount Pelion West, Mount Oakleigh and Mount Ossa in the middle and Lake St Clair in the southern end of the park.

In December 1982, the World Heritage Committee included the entirety of the Western Tasmanian Wilderness National Parks into the World Heritage List. However, in 1989 this area was expanded to encompass an additional 1.4 million hectares,

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