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Love the outdoors? The one hike every Aussie needs to do

Love the outdoors? The one hike every Aussie needs to do

If you’re a serious and well-prepared walker, trekking around the Overland Track in Tasmania is for you. The 65-kilometre-long track offers amazing views of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff.

However, this walk is not for the faint of heart (or faint of breath). Undergoing this track can be a dangerous journey for those who are unprepared.

It’s ideal for those who are trekking in groups of three or more in case something goes wrong.

As the weather conditions in Tasmania can change at the drop of a hat, it’s important that you’re prepared for every weather condition possible, whether it’s snow, wind or rain.

There are huts you’re able to stay in along the track, and logbooks are located inside. If you go missing, these logbooks can be the only way to let the people who are looking for you know that you were on the track to begin with.

Many see this track as a way to reconnect with nature or explore the wilderness of Tasmania. Even though that’s true, there’s no shame in turning back if the journey gets too dangerous.

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Being flexible with your itinerary across the walk might also be helpful, as you may want to see Cradle Mountain but trek to it and discover that it’s been hidden by fog.

Although the walk can be dangerous if you’re not prepared, many have said that the views located along the track make it all worth it.

Have you trekked the Overland Track in Tasmania? Let us know in the comments.

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