Equipment & supplies

One of the most common questions people ask is about what gear and food to carry on the Overland Track. You have to carry everything you will need for the entire journey (there are no shops or rubbish bins) so you'll want everything to be as lightweight as possible. At the same time, this is an alpine environment so your gear should help you to safely enjoy a wide variety of weather conditions.

It is also important to think about what not to take. Any unnecessary gear you leave at home will help to keep you pack weight down and make walking much more enjoyable. You may choose to carry a few luxury items, but think about each bit of gear and how important it really is to your enjoyment and safety.

So lets start by looking as the main bits of gear.

Gear advice