Lake St Clair to Launceston 2:00pm

Terms and Conditions


Lake St Clair to Launceston
$77.50 per person

(No minimum numbers required)

– Regular passenger service, departing Lake St Clair to Launceston at 2:00pm, 7 days a weekOverland Track Transport is the licenced regular passenger service (RPS) provider from Lake St Clair and our bus departs Lake St Clair at 2:00pm Our Regular Passenger Service allows us to provide tickets for $77.50 per person with no minimum numbers required. This service meets everyone walking around Lake St Clair from either Narcissus Hut or Echo Point or catching the ferry including up to the 1:00pm crossing.

– Free transfer of ticket. Simply give us a call to confirm availability or see our driver at Lake St Clair Visitor Centre at 2:00pm each day to ask if we have availability for you.

– Free Luggage StorageOur service includes FREE luggage storage and delivery (1 item per person, additional items charged at $20 per item) to Lake St Clair on the day we pick you up (for passengers also travelling from Launceston to Cradle Mountain with us)

– Launceston CBD and airport drop-offs availableWe travel via the Launceston Airport (drop offs at 5:00pm so if you wish to book a flight out of Launceston on that day, all flights from 6:00pm onward allow you enough time to arrive and check-in). We then travel into Launceston where we will drop you off to your central CBD accommodation from 5:15pm.

With Airbnb accommodation we will of course do our best to drop you off at your accommodation but if there is not a safe drop-off zone for our bus and trailer, we will need to drop you to the closest safe location. If you are unsure if your accommodation is within the CBD drop-off zone, please feel free to email us to confirm. 

Congratulations, you have conquered the Overland Track and had the time of your life.  Your feet are sore, you don’t want to see another dehydrated meal for some time, your pack has simply become an extension of your body and you have been thinking about your favorite food now for 3 days and how much you are going to enjoy it when you arrive back to the “real world”. You have found a calming satisfaction from being completely “disconnected” from your phone and emails for a week and hesitate to turn it back on (if only to let your Mum know you are alive and well)

Our regular passenger service from Lake St Clair back to Launceston departs the Lake St Clair car park at the Visitor Centre at 2:00pm. Our driver will have on board any luggage that you have stored with us for the time of your adventure, so you can have a clean t-shirt and footwear that doesn’t require gaiters over the top (Lake St Clair Visitor Centre has a free 5 minute shower available for bushwalkers). This is also where you can return any hire gear you have booked with us for your trip.  Lake St Clair lodge also has a licenced bar and meals available including hot chips to die for.

We make our way back to Launceston via the Great Lake (Tasmania’s trout fishing heartland) where we can stop for a brief toilet break and something to eat, before winding our way down the Great Western Tiers at Poatina (one of only 2 hills in Tasmania that meets the European cycling classification of what a hill should be).

All of our drivers are locals so we will happily advise you on the best places in town to get the meal of your choice and the best bars to go and have a celebratory drink. 

To book your Lake St Clair to Launceston transport with us on our live booking calendar, simply select the number of walkers in your group, your departure date, and your Launceston accommodation drop-off point (including Launceston Airport). You can also add your Launceston to Cradle Mountain transport, any hire gear or products you wish to purchase from our website and then simply make payment for your booking.  You will instantly receive a confirmation email with all of your booking details.

Do you have a group booking of 7-13 passengers?  Simply select the number of passengers in your booking  and your group discount will be applied for parties of 7-13. Discounts apply for groups of 7-13 with one booking, one payment being made for the group and one drop off location in Launceston. If you have more than 13 in your group, please contact us here.

Are you planning on catching the ferry across Lake St Clair at the end of your adventure? If you do prefer to catch the ferry, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.  Please book directly at Lake St Clair Ferry or on (03) 6289 1137

Are you planning walking around Lake St Clair at the end of your adventure? If you do prefer to walk around Lake St Clair, we recommend staying at Echo Point or Narcissus Hut on your last night to allow enough time to meet our 2:00pm departure. 

This service operates from the 1st October to the 30th April excluding Christmas Day. 
Limited services during May.

Public Holiday surcharge of 10% applies to all tickets.

We look forward to having you on board – Sean and Andrew, owners of Overland Track Transport