The mountains of Central Tasmania provide some of the finest walking country to be found in Australia. The very best of this wilderness lies within the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair and Walls of Jerusalem National Parks, keystones of the Tasmanian Wilderness Heritage Area. Within this book will be found track notes and information to all the popular tracks, including day walks and many lesser known walking routes into remote country. The book features colour photographs throughout, colour topographic maps and gradient profiles of major tracks.
Walks described are one day walks to the Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair Areas, The Overland Track with all sidetrips, Pine Valley, Arm River and Lees Paddocks access to Pelion Plains, Penguin Cradle Trail, Walls Of Jerusalem including access walks from all directions, linking routes between the two National Parks and an Other Routes section with rougher or poorly marked routes for experienced off-track walkers.
Three of Australia's best known bushwalking authors have drawn on their extensive experience of walking in Tasmania in all seasons to produce this popular walking guide.
This guide covers the northern half of the Western Tasmania World Heritage Area (WHA). Track notes for the southern half of the WHA are in South West Tasmania. For those walking the Overland Track only, a companion guide, Overland Track, describing only that track and its major sidetrips could be considered.