Bushwalkers Transport Tassie : Bushwalking Bus Tasmania : Bushwalking Transport Guide Tasmania : Overland Track Transport
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A Comprehensive Guide to Bushwalking Tasmania
Bushwalkers Transport Tasmania
Due to the remoteness of many of Tasmania's bushwalker, transport for bushwalkers in Tasmania can be difficult.
Some of the bushwalking transport operators
in Tasmania are listed below.
Transport to and from the Overland Track can be
difficult as services are limited, and it is therfore recommended
that all people walking the Overland Track plan
transport arrangements before undertaking the walk. The Overland
Track is walked during hte peak season from north to south
commencing at Cradle Mountain and concluding at Lake St Clair.
At all other times, the track can be walked in
If your trip to Tassie is simply to complete the Overland
Track, it is recommended you fly into Launceston
and out of Hobart as transport is more regular from Launceston
to Cradle Mt and then again from Lake St Clair to Hobart.
A ferry service operates
from Narcissus Bay to Cynthia Bay on Lake St Clair.
Many bushwalkers choose the ferry
as an enjoyable way to finish their long 5-7 day journey
on the Overland Track.
Ring (03) 6289 1137 (03) 6289 1137 for more details and
to book the ferry. A radio, located in Narcissus Hut,
is connected to the operator to enable ferry bookings.
If you are travelling by private vehicle, or rental car,
cars can be parked at both Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair.
This is often popular with walkers who organise a car shuffle,
however if this is not an option you will need
to use public transport. Many walkers find it most convenient
to leave their car at Lake St Clair and catch a bus back to Cradle Mountain.
Tasmanian Wilderness can be a harsh and unforgiving place for
both experienced and inexperienced walkers, with many walkers
loosing their lives in Tasmania over the years. Careful
planning and preparation is essential.
Points to Note
When walking in Tassie, be prepared for any weather
Weather may change quickly; even if you are only going
on a short walk be prepared
Tell family or friends where you are bushwalking and when
you expect to return
Always register where asked to do so
Carry enough food and water in case of the unexpected
Tasmania has a cool temperate climate with
four distinct seasons. Summer lasts from December to February
when the average maximum sea temperature is 21c
and inland areas around Launceston reach 24c. Other
inland areas are much cooler with Liawenee on the
Central Plateau, one of the coldest places in Australia with
temperatures in February ranging between 4c to 17c.
Autumn is between March and May and experiences changeable
weather, where summer weather patterns gradually take on the
shape of winter patterns.