Tasmania Camping Itinerary for a 6 Day Route
Explore the natural world in Tasmania! The route Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair National Park is perfect to practice fun ecotouristic activities.
TRAVEL TO TASMANIA IN AUSTRALIA
In November, spring comes to the world’s southern hemisphere. Flowers bloom, birds chirp, and everything comes alive in this lovely season. That’s why we would like to invite you to a place that will make you feel as full of life as spring because it’s known to have the purest air in this world: Tasmania!
Tasmania is an island and also one of the states in Australia. It’s located 240km to the south of mainland Australia, and it was discovered by Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1642. Does his last name sound familiar to you? Back when this island was discovered, they weren’t familiar with the geography around there so that’s why they assumed it to be part of Australia.
PROTECTED AREAS OF TASMANIA
About 36% of this island is considered a national park or nature reserve area, so yes, it’s very rich in nature. Actually, it was listed by UNESCO as the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 1982. Then, why not visit this beauty?
TASMANIA ITINERARY FOR 6 DAYS
Pack your camping tent and your sleeping bag because DINKtravelers is taking you on a walking tour from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair National Park. To enjoy the natural landscapes even more, you’ll go on a 65km overland track, so plan a long holiday and enhance your conditioning because you’ll walk a 6-day route.
- Day 1: Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley – 10 km
- Day 2: Waterfall Valley to Lake Windermere – 8 km
- Day 3: Lake Windermere to Pelion Plains – 17 km
- Day 4: Pelion Plains to Kia Ora – 9 km
- Day 5: Kia Ora to Windy Ridge – 10 km
- Day 6: Windy Ridge to Lake St. Clair – 18 km
THE BEST OF CRADLE MOUNTAIN-LAKE ST. CLAIR NATIONAL PARK
During this journey in Cradel Mountain, you will walk along forests, valleys, moorland, mountains, waterfalls and meet wild animals. It’s not only about trekking, it includes lots of other activities.
The first day will be the toughest because you will tackle Marions Lookout (1250m) which is the steepest section of the Overland Track. However, each step will be worth it because it will take you to a place where you’ll have a great view –the perfect new-moon-shaped rock that photographers love to capture reflected in mirror-still waters. Prepare your camera!
In case you don’t want to walk, a great way to get around the Cradle Mountain area is on horseback. Choose among the eight half-day or full-day rides available, or try longer trails (two to four days). Another option, go on quad-bike tours just outside the areas that have been declared World Heritage.
If you are not good at horse riding, look up to the sky. Yes, you can go on a helicopter tour. This marvelous experience will offer you wonderful views from the above, so in case of doubt, just tell yourself: Sure! Why not?
If you think all the above is not enough, check out Cradle Mountain Canyons! Activities there will challenge you physically and mentally. Choose your tour depending on its difficulty level because it will include a thrilling combination of jumps, slides and abseils in Dove Canyon, Dove River and Machinery Creek. You don’t need to worry too much because you will have an experienced tour guide to help you all along the way. Choose your location and try the most exciting experience!
Please note that in case you don’t like camping, private sustainable huts are available in the area. After doing some great but tiring trekking, staying in a comfortable hut will be a pleasure. In it you’ll find a number of books and games, and your stay will include afternoon tea as well as dinner. Fill your stomach with tasty food and enjoy a restful night or relax with the astonishing landscape around you.
Lastly, your last stop, Lake St. Clair, is the deepest lake in Australia (190m). It has been carved out by ice for several glaciations over the last two million years! The lake’s calm surface reflects the awe-inspiring surrounding scenery, so take a photo and make it eternal.