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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 either direction.

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.

Public Transport Operators - Overland Track    
(1300) 300 520
(03) 6394 3535
(03) 6492 1431
Maxwell's Coaches
(03) 6492 1431
(03) 6394 3212
(03) 6261 4971
 (03) 6391 8249

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.

bushwalk public transport tasmaniaThe 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.

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Points to Note

  • When walking in Tassie, be prepared for any weather conditions
  • 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
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    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.

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    The information provided on this site is intended to be used as a guide only, and is not intended to be an authoratative source of information. Always be well prepared when bushwalking in Tasmania