Monday, 22 February 2010

Overland Track Mark 2

No sooner had I decided on an itinerary, I go and change it! After a weekend with friends Graham and Tess (pictured right, in Waterfall Valley Hut on the Overland Track), I bowed to their knowledge of the OT and other opportunities for bushwalking in Tasmania. Talking to them has whetted my appetite for the trip, and I've decided to try and fit in another classic, the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. This means a shortened stay in Sydney, and probably no excursion to Katoomba and the Blue Mountains.

So Overland Track trip mark 2 looks like this;
  • Day 1 - Friday 24th - Depart UK.
  • Day 2 - Saturday 25th - Arrive Sydney.
  • Day 3 - Sunday 26th - Sydney.
  • Day 4 - Monday 27th - Sydney.
  • Day 5 - Tuesday 28th - Sydney to Launceston.
  • Day 6 - Wednesday 29th - Launceston.
  • Day 7 - Thursday 30th - Walls of Jerusalem.
  • Day 8 - Friday 31st - NEW YEARS EVE: Walls of Jerusalem.
  • Day 9 - Saturday 1st - NEW YEARS DAY: Walls of Jerusalem.
  • Day 10 - Sunday 2nd - Back to Launceston.
  • Day 11 - Monday 3rd - Launceston. Spend the day picking up food, gas, and any other equipment.
  • Day 12 - Tuesday 4th - Early bus trip to the start of the walk. Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley Hut (10km)
  • Day 13 - Wednesday 5th - Waterfall Valley Hut to Windermere Hut (7.75km), with a side trip to Lake Will.
  • Day 14 - Thursday 6th - Windermere Hut to New Pelion Hut (16.75km)
  • Day 15 - Friday 7th - New Pelion hut to Kia Ora Hut (9km), with a side trip to Mt. Ossa, Tasmania's highest mountain.
  • Day 16 - Saturday 8th - Kia Ora Hut to Bert Nichols Hut (10km)
  • Day 17 - Sunday 9th - Bert Nichols Hut to Narcissus Bay (9km), then catch the ferry and make our way by bus back to Hobart.
  • Day 18 - Monday 10th - Hobart.
  • Day 19 - Tuesday 11th- Hobart - Day trip to Port Arthur.
  • Day 20 - Wednesday 12th - Hobart.
  • Day 21 - Thursday 13th - Hobart to Sydney.
  • Day 22 - Friday 14th - Depart Sydney.
  • Day 23 - Saturday 15th - Arrive UK.