Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

Trip report: Overland Track, Tasmania—part 6 (day 3), Pelion

Mud day on the Overland Track: down to Frog Flats and back up. Lots of fungi, a few birds at New Pelion, and two shovels.

Trip report: Overland Track, Tasmania—part 4 (day 2), Windermere

A much easier day on the Overland Track, slightly downhill overall, with a side trip to Lake Will, no waterfalls, a platypus, a wombat, and few birds.

Trip report: Overland Track, Tasmania—part 3 (day 1), Cradle Mountain

Our first day of actual hiking on the Overland Track, up onto the plateau and atop Cradle Mountain to Waterfall Valley Hut, our first Tasmanian Hut.

Trip report: Overland Track, Tasmania—part 2, before the walk

Getting to Tasmania is pretty easy, but here’s how we did it, stopping by Melbourne and then to Hobart and Launceston.

Trip report: Overland Track, Tasmania—part 1, overall impressions

Advertised as “Australia’s premier alpine walk”, we had six days with outstanding weather and scenery in Tasmania. In this part, I compare our Australian hiking experience with the New Zealand Great Walks.