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,