As we plan our walk it is helpful to remember that our short time on the Overland Track will create life long memories. The impact of our time will be more personally profound if you have a deeper appreciation of some of the stories behind this incredible land.

We visit this wilderness area after glaciers have carved the landscape and after Aboriginal people have lived here for around 40,000 years, even through the last ice age. This is an ancient land, with an ancient culture that is rich and complex. Let's take some time to understand some of its rich history.