Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Overland Track - Early Doors!

I guess buying a set of 1:25k maps covering the area of Tasmania's Overland Track can be construed as making a commitment to forge ahead with plans to walk it in 2010!

A very rough itinerary is starting to develop; Flight to Sydney with a couple of days to get over the jet lag. Fly to Hobart, and a day spent stocking up on supplies such as gas and food. Then it's a bus journey to Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park for an overnight stay before an early start the next morning. Six or Seven days on the track and then, depending on the bus journey back to Hobart, a day or two in the State capital. Finally, a couple of days in Sydney, then home.

There aren't many good deals going for flights to Sydney at the moment.. well, if you're looking at November 2010, there isn't! Most of the major hauliers; British Airways, Emirates etc. don't allow you to book that far in advance. Those that do tell the same story; I'll be looking at a cost of at least £800 plus an internal flight to Hobart. If only the Overland Track wasn't so inhospitable during the cheaper months of June and July!