The 6th edition of this guide has been printed and is now available.
It is the same size and layout as the 5th
edition. Changes are the notes have been updated and also aa 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 publsihed in 1979, 1984 (reprint with minor revisions), 1990, 1993, 1998 and 2006. 192 pages, 140 colour photographs, 4 key maps, 27 colour topographic maps, ISBN 1 920995 13 3, Recommended Price A$34.95.For those walking the Overland Track only, a companion guide, Overland Track, describing only that 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 obtaining both.
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.