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The Scenic Route, Tasmania

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There's walking, and there's walking. You could walk to the local coffee shop with your iPod on and call that a walk. Or you could fly to Tasmania and hike the Overland Track.

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If these pictures don't whet your appetite, you're probably an unashamed urbanite. The Overland Track, from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, is a 60km wilderness trek through dolerite mountains, passing Tasmania's highest mountain, and finishing at Australia's deepest lake.

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And it gets better. Book a six-day excursion with Cradle Mountain Huts, and you'll stop off every night at your own private bush hut.

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At the end of each day's walking, there's a hot shower and afternoon tea waiting for you. And dinner after that.

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Sounds heavenly. Looks heavenly. RM

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Images: Courtesy of Anthology, The Travellers' Collection

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