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For people seeking walking companions or transport for the Overland Track in Tasmania

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This forum is for people seeking walking companions or transport for the Overland Track. There is a separate forum to find walking companions and transport for other walking areas.

1 This website is not a bushwalking club.
2 Users take responsibility for all actions arising from meetings made via this website.
3 Be totally self-sufficient – your own tent, stove, gear, etc.
4 Walkers under the age of 18 and/or those walking with them should raise the trip with the under 18's parents or legal guardians.
5 Please lock your thread when it is no longer needed. Moderators may lock threads without notice.
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Walking in mid-May - buddy needed!!

Sun 21 Feb, 2021 12:07 am

Hi all, I've booked two overland track passes for mid-May. I was meant to go with my sister but she can no longer make it, so now I'm thinking of either going by myself or trying to buddy up with others.

Should I go ahead and do it on my own? Or find a buddy? I'm 26 and have done multi-day hikes but this will be the longest I've ever done and am just a bit daunted doing it on my own. If anyone has any advice or would be interested in teaming up let me know!! Also if anyone has any tips on doing the walk alone I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance

Re: Walking in mid-May - buddy needed!!

Sat 10 Apr, 2021 2:19 pm

Hey! Did you end up finding a buddy? What days did you end up booking? I'm a solo traveler and ended up booking from the 16th to the 21st and am now looking around for some other companions as I've heard May can be quite a bit. (Half the challenge though) This would also be the longest hike I will do.

Re: Walking in mid-May - buddy needed!!

Mon 19 Apr, 2021 11:54 pm

Hey thanks for the reply, yeah I did find a small group to join! We are setting out on 12/05 but have planned for 8-9 days in case of bad weather. Might see you along the way or even at the start if you want to start earlier!

Re: Walking in mid-May - buddy needed!!

Tue 20 Apr, 2021 9:06 am

Otago11 wrote:Hey thanks for the reply, yeah I did find a small group to join! We are setting out on 12/05 but have planned for 8-9 days in case of bad weather.

Hey Otago. A very excellent plan!! You could have a lovely time doing side trips via Pine Valley if you end up not needing to take the weather days. But you probably already know that. :D
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