You’ll cover about 4 to 7 miles a day on this guided trek along the famous Overland Track, whose fascinating terrain includes button grass plains, temperate rainforests, alpine meadows, and open moorland. From Waldheim, the route passes through ancient rainforest and along the edge of a glacial cirque, then involves a series of slow descents and ascents, from the base of Mt Pelion West down to the Forth River and Pelion Plains. Wander through old-growth forest, lunch beside waterfalls, and descend beside the spectacular Falling Mountain to Windy Ridge Hut, before arriving at Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural lake. Finally, a spectacular 10-mile boat cruise back to Cynthia Bay. Accommodations are in private huts, where guides prepare gourmet three-course meals and pour Tasmanian wines.

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