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Hike in Tasmania
2010

The Australian Island state of Tasmania sits 240 kilometres south of the countries mainland, far removed from its motherland and further removed from the outside world. It is a remote and wild place whos rugged geography, diverse landscapes and extreme weather add to the uniqueness of this land before time.

Sitting landlocked at the core of the island and in the Wold Heritage listed wilderness area is the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National park, over 1,600 square kilometres of glacially formed wilderness and home to one of Australias most famous bush walks, The Overland Track.

Winding through 85 kilometres of diverse terrain ranging from jagged mountains, temperate rainforest, high alpine plains and pristine rivers, the track is famous not only for its incredible wilderness but also its unstable weather. Snow can fall at anytime of year and summertime often sees days in excess of 35 C. The incredible range of flora and fauna are home to a diversity of wildlife such as wallabies, echidnas, wombats and tasmanian devils.

The track offers a range of attainable summits, however only the most rugged attempt the alpine scramble to the top of Mount Ossa, the gem of the park and the highest point in Tasmania at 1617 metres.

Over the years the track has been refined to minimize the impact on the delicate environment and huts have been added to provide refuge for the over 8000 walkers that tackle the track each year.

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