Cradle Huts Overland Track
This six day hut-based walk is a fabulous way to experience the iconic Overland Track within Tasmania's World Heritage Area. The walk extends from Cradle Valley to Lake St. Clair through a variety of spectacular landscapes and features a huge diversity of flora and fauna, glacial lakes, rainforests and craggy peaks which sit side by side with wombats, echidnas, wallabies and Tasmanian devils, who all make this region their home. Each evening's accommodation is in one of five ecologically sustainable private huts nestled away in this remarkable park. Just off the Overland Track, each hut is a haven to retreat to at the end of the day and features hot showers, heating and twin-share rooms with comfortable beds. The accommodation allows a reduced pack weight, trekkers only carrying around 10kg or less. A hearty three-course dinner is prepared by your guides, with fine Tasmanian wine and cheerful conversation, a very pleasant way to relax after an active day.
|DAY 1||Depart Launceston, walk from Waldheim to Barn Bluff Hut|
|DAY 2||Trek to Pine Forest Moor Hut|
|DAY 3||Trek to Pelion Plains Hut, optional side trips|
|DAY 4||Trek to Kia Ora Hut, optional climb of Mt Ossa|
|DAY 5||Trek through old forests to Windy Ridge Hut|
|DAY 6||Trek to Lake St Clair, return to Launceston|
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip.The two Young guides , Kim and Kenna ,were excellent without being intrusive.Great cooks as well.I did Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania the year before and this one was in parts as demanding physically, but much more fun.