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Published by John Chapman
Authors - John Chapman, Monica Chapman & John Siseman
$40 or with cover $43 (postage included)
NOTE - we will be away walking
from June 22nd until July 19th 2019. Our
sitter collects mail but cannot process orders.
On our return we will process and post
all orders by July 22nd 2019.
If you want a book earlier, we suggest ordering direct from Open Spaces Publishing (they are one
of our distributors)
Copies can be
purchased directly from us via PAYPAL or by
cheque or money order for A$40 or with cover $43 (includes GST and
postage to any Australian address) or for Overseas
orders A$53 (includes air-mail and cover), to PO Box 5042,
Laburnum, 3130, Australia. We also have clear
plastic protective covers
for an extra $3 each. Paypal transaction will appear in your statement
as PAYPAL*JOHNCHAPMAN. NOTE - Credit cards can be used for Paypal
payments - you do not have to have a Paypal account.
The 6th edition of this guide has been printed and is now
It is the same size and layout as the 5th
edition. Changes are the notes have been updated and also a short
description has been included of the Jacksons Creek Track (an unmarked
track that links the end of the Mersey Road with Lake Myrtle).
Previous editions of this guide were published in 1979,
1984 (reprint with minor revisions),
1990, 1993, 1998 and 2006. 192 pages, 140 colour photographs, 4 key
maps, ISBN 1 920995 13 3, Recommended Price A$39.95.
For those walking the Overland Track only, a companion guide,
Overland Track, describing
track and its major sidetrips could be considered. It is basically
a subset of this guide which also includes the Overland Track,
so we would expect walkers to use one or the other but not both.
Both books are illustrated with mostly different photographs so if you
are after a more complete set of images then you might consider
An independent review of the both books describing the two books as the
best walking guides in the world is on a USA website
The guide covers all the marked tracks and most of the unmarked tracks
and routes in
the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair and Walls of Jerusalem National
Parks. This is 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.
comprehensive track notes, brief background notes on history,
weather, botany and geology, place names, comprehensive safety
notes and access details.
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.
Some have asked for an online version -
see my online policy page
about why this is still
impractical for our books.
Snail Mail Address
John Chapman, PO Box 5042, Laburnum, 3130, Australia
Photographs and text are copyright ©1998-2019 John Chapman.
Last updated : June 19th 2019