Get Inspired / Tasmania Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Tasmania Australia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Tasmania Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Tasmania Australia story by: Inspire Australia Discover the rare beauty and extraordinary diversity of Tasmania’s world heritage-listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. Walk the 60km Overland Track and unwind in the warmth and comfort of private hut accommodation each evening. Enjoy a hot shower, sumptuous meals, freshly baked bread, a glass or two of Tasmanian wine and a comfortable bed. Day 1: Waldheim to Barn Bluff Hut (12km, 7 hours) After a gear check, introductions and a light breakfast, journey to Waldheim in Cradle Valley. Walk through ancient temperate rainforest and witness the dramatic glacially-carved Crater Lake – the steepest section of the whole Overland Track is then behind you. At Marion’s Lookout you experience the famous and spectacular views of Cradle Mountain with Dove Lake at its base – worth every step. Day 2: Barn Bluff Hut to Pine Forest Moor Hut (12km, 6 hours) The walk today is undulating with a few sections of exposed moorland, no large hills, and much of the walk covered by a duckboard path. Travel across plains where glaciers once sat and slowly moved. Day 3: Pine Forest Moor Hut to Pelion Plains Hut (10km, 5 hrs) Make the slow decent around the base of Mt Pelion West to the Forth River before it plunges into the Lemonthyme Valley. Ascend out of the valley onto the Pelion Plains area with mountains all around, some excellent swimming holes, abandoned copper mines and peaceful spots to rest. Day 4: Pelion Hut to Kia Ora Hut (7km, 3.5 hrs) Climb to Pelion Gap where you’ll be rewarded with great views both back to the north and forward to the south. Day 5: Kia Ora Hut to Windy Ridge Hut (9km, 4 hrs) Wander through some of the oldest forest in the National Park with King Billy Pines as old as 2000 years. Enjoy lunch beside one of the amazing falls in the valley, make your way over Du Cane Gap, then descend beside the spectacular Falling Mountain to Windy Ridge Hut. Day 6: Windy Ridge Hut to Lake St Clair (9km, 3 hrs) Lake St Clair is Australia’s deepest natural lake, shaped by glaciers. Today’s walk is mainly through cool temperate eucalypt forest, and birdsong is all around. DEPARTS: Set departures (Oct-May) Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 12 Top Spots to see Aussie Wildlife, in the Wild Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Off-Grid with Tasmania’s South Coast Track Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.