Overland / Pine Valley Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos

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Overland / Pine Valley Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days7TerrainHeathland / Moorland, MountainsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)94 (+14 side trips)Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteRonny Creek - Waterfall Valley (N1) - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains (N2) - Kia Ora Falls (N3) - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut (N4) - The Labyrinth - Pine Valley Hut (N5) - The Acropolis - Pine Valley Hut (N6) - Lake St Clair
NotesA justifiably popular world-renowned walk amongst the fortress-like mountains of Tasmania's central plateau. The path is now constructed to a very high standard meaning that dry feet are not an unlikely end result. Weather permitting, side trips to Cradle Mountain, Mt Ossa, The Labyrinth and The Acropolis are all very worthwhile, although Cradle Mountain does require some basic srambling skills. In season, good public transport provides routes to connect the ends of the track.
Start of Overland Track at Ronny's Creek, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah516

Barn Bluff (R), and Cradle Mtn (L) along Overland Track, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah517

Barn Bluff from western side of Cradle Mtn along Overland Track, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah518

Waterfall Valley campsite below Barn Bluff, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah521

Bronigan Falls, in Waterfall Valley nr Waterfall Valley Hut, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah522

Barn Bluff from summit of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah443

Barn Bluff from above Waterfall Valley, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah523

Barn Bluff above Lake Windermere, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah525

Cradle Mtn from nr Kathleen's Pool, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah446

Mt Oakleigh from just S of Pine Forest Moor, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah527

Paddy's Nut (M), Mt Thetis (R) and Pandani from Frog Flats, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah528

Mt Oakleigh from nr Pelion Hut, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah529

Mt Hyperion (MR) from nr Pelion Gap, Pelion Plains - Kia Ora Falls Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah532

Pin cushion plants along Mt Ossa summit path (nr Mt Dorris), with Mt Pelion East beyond, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah533

Mt Pelion East from nr summit of Mt Ossa, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah535

Pin cushion carpet and view to Du Cane Range from Mt Ossa summit, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah536

Mt Hyperion (MR) from slopes of Mt Pelion (E), Pelion Plains - Kia Ora Falls Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah538

D'Alton Falls, nr Du Cane Hut, Kia Ora Falls - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 4-Feb-03, ah543

Rainforest nr Pine Valley Hut, Kia Ora Falls - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 4-Feb-03, ah545

Chimneys at summit of Acropolis, and NE Acropolis summit (L), The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah548

Descent from Acropolis and Acropolis chimneys, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah550

Boardwalk leading to the Acropolis, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah551

The Acropolis (R) and The Guardians/Mt Gould (L) above Lake St Clair, from Overland Track between Narcissus Hut and Echo Pt Hut, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah553