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nowned. With island with tracks that are world-re and challenge. Tasmania is Australia’s adventure experiences for all levels of fitness ing walk ides Areas, Tasmania prov dolerite crags the from nture in National Parks and World Heritage adve ic k, takes you on a six day scen Trac rland Ove the , , collars and walk hats us ths, famo The island’s most ng the popular summer mon t rain and ’s deepest lake, Lake St Clair. Duri isten pers s, storm re seve , drier of Cradle Mountain to Australia rally ugh these longer days are gene Altho system urn. ring sunb laye ent good prev A to on. help sunscreen rdless of the seas ing and rain gear is needed rega go. to way snowfalls do occur and warm cloth the is r) laye layer, water and windproof outer booking system does not (wicking base layer, insulation mid e shelters fill up quickly and the Thes k. Trac rland Ove the g alon Numerous huts are situated mat. bag and ys carry a tent, a warm sleeping Walls of Jerusalem guarantee a spot. You must alwa of Fires, the alpine wilderness of the Bay the of hes beac the de inclu s walk Overland Track. n the ania to lar Tasm y simi is ndar lege treks r e Othe Track. The suggested gear for thes st Coa th Sou the on tline coas and the remote

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Comfortable hiking pack (70L) Waterproof pack liner Sleeping bag - 3-4 season Sleeping mat Tent which can withstand strong winds, heavy rain and snow Guy ropes and enough pegs to guy out tent Waterproof storage bags Waterproof hiking boots (Lace up, ankle high) Gaiters Mid-weight hiking socks Hydration unit or Unbreakable drink bottles (2 x 1L) Water purification - tablets, filter or Steripen Quickdry easy care shorts (no cotton) Quickdry easy care pants (no jeans/cotton) Quickdry anti-chafe underwear Quickdry easy care long sleeve shirt (no cotton) Quickdry easy care T shirt

Gear Checklist

Summer daytime temps range from 18-23°C, night temps C are between 8-13°C. In winter expect cooler s (4°C), days (15°C) and very cold night ania’s even colder at high altitudes. Tasm e heavy alpine regions routinely experienc below precipitation and temperatures own your For er. summ in even ing, freez to be need will you fort, com and y safet opriate warm adequately equipped with appr effective even and waterproof clothing that is thermals, wool during wet weather. Synthetic place of or fleece layers must be worn in of warmth. cotton as cotton robs the body

Suggested for extreme temps, winte r season or higher elevations Check if may be provided by Trave l Operator

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Thermal tops and pants (powerdry, wool or polypro) Mid-weight top (fleece or wool) Warm pants (Polartec or windproof) Waterproof, breathable jacket and pants Sun Hat Beanie Warm gloves Quickdry towel

• South West Tasmania experiences extreme weather - be prepared for snow and extreme winds as well as blistering sun or perfect weather. • Always leave a trip plan and contact numbers with someone reliable before heading off. • During the main bushwalking season from November to March transport can be arranged through local businesses and private providers to remote walks - be aware of transport timetables before you set out. • A whistle is handy to locate your bushwalking team in low visibility - EPIRBS are essential for solo explorers. • Mosquitos are most active at dawn and dusk, so try and avoid being unprotected at these times.

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Toothbrush and personal toiletries, ear plugs Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, aloe gel


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Insect repellent Knife / Leatherman tool First aid kit with blister protection Emergency blanket Maps with waterproof map case Compass, whistle, pealess

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Headtorch + spare batteries Lighter/ Waterproof matches Stove and fuel Pot set and cooking utensils

• Gaiters keep mud out of the tops of boots and offer leg protection when snakes are around, they are highly recommended for walks that cross button grass plains. • Climate is unpredictable. On the Overland Track you can experience up to 4 seasons in one day. • Food for your whole trip must be carried along the trail, as well as a fuel if walking the Overland Track stove since campfires are totally banned on this trail.

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Plates, cups, cutlery Rubbish bags to carry out rubbish Biodegradable soap Food, trail snacks, tea & coffee

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Spare plastic bags or zip lock bags Sleeping Sheet Compressible travel pillow Trekking poles Wicking liner socks Sandals or lightweight shoes Warm Vest Down Jacket Thermal neck and face gaiter Liner gloves Hand or feet warmers Swimming costume for coastal and lake walks Binoculars Camera + spare batteries Personal Location Beacon: EPIRB - essential for remote and solo trips Anti-chafe cream Mesh bags to organise food Kitchen Sink Camp cutting board Camp Chair

Covershot: Heading toward Barn Bluff, Photographer: Roz Barber. Backcover: Heading to camp on Ossa with friends, view of Pelion East, Photographer: James Down.

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HAWTHORN

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MIRANDA

ADELAIDE

581 - 587 Kingsway Road (02) 9525 6829

228 Rundle St (08) 8232 3155

CHATSWOOD

LAUNCESTON

424 Victoria Ave (02) 9413 2400

110 George St (03) 6331 4240

KATOOMBA

FORTITUDE VALLEY

166 Katoomba St (02) 4782 4466

Centenary Square 108 Wickham St (07) 3839 3811

CANBERRA 11 Lonsdale St, Braddon (02) 6257 3883

PERTH

MELBOURNE

884 Hay St (08) 9321 2666

360 Little Bourke St (03) 9670 4845

JINDABYNE

RINGWOOD

Thredbo Turnoff Kosciuszko Rd (02) 6456 2922

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Tasmania Gear list  

Paddy Pallin suggested gear list for hiking in Tasmania

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