Oct
02
2012

Cradle Mountain Huts

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October ushers in the beginning of the season for the breathtaking Cradle Mountain Huts six-day walk, a wonderful journey that explores Tasmania's World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park.

Take a trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, to delve into the relaxing natural environment boasting of spectacular landscapes mountains, lakes and rivers.

Cradle Mountain Huts Walk offers a brilliant journey held over six days, where you will follow "Australia's iconic 'must-do' long distance bushwalk" the Overland Track.

You will be led on your 65 kilometre trek by passionate and educated guides, who will also act as your cooks preparing delicious three course dinners each night while you kick back and relax with a glass of Tasmanian wine.

Here's the dinner menu for day four to give you a taste of what trekkers are in for with an antipasto platter on arrival to the hut with dried apricots, Lactos brie, Tasmanian pickled onions and Ashgrove cloth matured cheddar, a hearty minestrone soup for the entree, forest mushroom and pea risotto with parmesan for the main course and lastly for dessert a freshly baked cherry pie with cream.

Trekking groups don't have to worry about camping out in the wilderness, with guests having exclusive use of the private hut accommodation along the Overland Track. You can enjoy a hot shower, a drying room and a comfortable bed after a long day out.

In the first three days of the Overland Track, you'll witness many wonders starting with the glacially-carved Crater Lake, spectacular views of the Cradle Mountains from Marion's Lookout and outstanding views of Mt Oakleigh.

The remaining days of the trip will see you climb to Pelion Gap to witness great views of the north and south, wander through the oldest forest in the National Park, visit beautiful waterfalls and in your final day take a trip to Australia's deepest natural lake, Lake St Clair.

Cradle Mountain Huts six-day walk is an outstanding wilderness adventure that you must try in your stay in Tasmania.

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