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Tasmanian Beauty: Filming on The Overland Trail

Written on December 14, 2012

Overland Trail

The Overland Trail is a world renowned hiking trail in Tasmania, Australia offering 65km (40mi) of otherworldly natural beauty ranging from sheer mountains, Beech and Eucalypt rainforests, waterfalls, wild rivers and alpine plains.

Wildlife includes Tasmanian Devils, Echidnas, Kangaroos, Wombats, Possums, Currawongs, Wedge-Tailed Eagles and Tiger Snakes.

Melbourne, Victoria (1hr flight to Launceston) is the closest major production centre. Since hosting The Hunter in 2011, Hobart also has some crew and equipment (3hr drive).

Entry is possible by land from Launceston Airport to the trail head at Cradle Mountain (2.5hrs drive) or from Hobart Airport to the trailhead at Lake Saint Clair (3hrs drive). Access is also possible by helicopter.

The remote and ecological sensitive nature of this location means a small crew and light equipment are essential to minimise impact. Special film permits are required from Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Best Time To Film

The summer months from December to March are the best time to film with long daylight hours and sunny weather.  The rest of the year can be wet with snowfalls in the winter.

Production Support

If you are looking to film in Tasmania and require a film fixer or full production service support, please contact us.