Overland Track Huts - Hawthorn Lodge

Overland Track Huts

Overland Track Transfers and Accommodation Made Easy

The huts are all different sizes and the smaller ones can be crowded even when you think it is quiet. September for example when it is free is really busy and when we transfer many people!

Many of our groups do use their tents on some nights. You do need a mat for the huts and there is no cocking fuel at the huts. The Overland Track huts are cold in winter. We do get many comments about snoring, the huts can be very full and amazing how many people snore. Not good if you are light sleeper.

Some people cook in the hut but sleep in the tents.

An issue is the smaller huts like Waterfall will not take all the walkers if the overland track is fully booked and so there is no option but to camp. However, no one must be refused entry to a hut and if it means sleeping on the floor then that is the solution.

Most people enjoy the largest hut at Pelion as loads of room and very rarely if ever full.

The huts have basic heating and controlled when gas heaters may be used.

Waterfall Valley Huts
There are two huts, the larger and newer one sleeps 24 and the smaller one 8.

Windermere Hut

Windermere Hut

Sleeps 22 and has separate dining and sleeping areas.


New Pelion Hut
A large hut with four bunkrooms and can sleep 60. You can find walkers who are not doing the Overland Track stay here as they walk in from
the Arm River Track. The veranda is popular looking out to Mt Oakleigh.

Kia Ora Hut
A one room hut that sleeps 24 set in woodland. This hut can be cold and does have a coal heater.


Du Cane Hut

Du Cane Hut

A small rustic cabin that is used as a lunch break hut.

Bert Nichols Hut
Built in 2009 is large and contemporary with three bunk rooms and sleeps 24. Plenty of space for dining in this hut.

Narcissus Hut
Sleeps 20 on two shelves and separate dining room. From this hut, you radio the Lake St Clair Ferry. This is the last hut on the official
overland track.

Echo Point Hut
This hut is wood cabin half way along Lake St Clair and useful if walking the last 17km. It sleeps 8 and does have a coal heater.

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