Jul
25
2013

The world’s best in Tas

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Tasmania's latest claim to fame is that one of its walks has been listed in National Geographic Magazine as one of the World's 20 Best Hikes.

Found in one of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage areas, the Overland Track is one of the state's long distance bushwalks.

The walk stretches for 65km through the beautiful terrain of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

It's no surprise that this walk has been named one of the world's best. It starts at Ronny Creek beside Cradle Mountain, and for six days hikers walk the trail with stunning and varied scenery.

Valleys carved from glaciers, eucalypt forests, buttongrass moorlands, ancient rainforests and alpine meadows are just some examples of the kinds of views and surroundings hikers are greeted with.

There are also a number of enthralling side-trails that energetic and enthusiastic walkers can head on, such as a climb up Mt Ossa, which is Tassie's highest peak.

While six days is the average time spent on the track, many people customise their walk and go at it at their own pace, taking time to soak in the area's splendour.

You can self-walk with a National Parks pass or their are commercial operators who do all the hard work leaving you to enjoy the comforts of great overnights and wondrous days.

Cradle Mountain hike with Barn Bluff - Image Credit: Cradle Mountain-dot-com

Stunning scenery - Image Credit: Australian Traveller, in an article '100 Things To Do Before You Die'

Cradle Mountain Hike Tasmania - Image Credit: SMH in an article 'Mud, sweat and cheers'

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