New Pelion Hut

New Pelion Hut
New Pelion Hut (From Front).jpg
New Pelion Hut
New Pelion Hut is located in Tasmania
New Pelion Hut
New Pelion Hut
Coordinates41°49′46.4″S 146°2′46.98″E / 41.829556°S 146.0463833°E / -41.829556; 146.0463833Coordinates: 41°49′46.4″S 146°2′46.98″E / 41.829556°S 146.0463833°E / -41.829556; 146.0463833
CountryAustralia
State/territoryTasmania
National parkCradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Construction
Built in2001
Built byTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Built forHiking on Overland Track
Administration
Maintained byTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Facilities
Beds/Bunks60
CampingGood: Tent platforms
WaterTank
Accessibility
Accessed byFoot

New Pelion Hut is the largest alpine hut in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia

History[edit]

It was built in 2001. It sleeps up to 60 people, in six separate rooms, and has a large common area that can be divided in two by a roller door. It is heated by a small gas heater that runs for 45-minute intervals. New Pelion Hut is located approximately halfway along the Overland Track, approximately 100 m from the Douglas Creek, and is a popular base for several day walks. Even though the hut is relatively new, it suffers from condensation. It is recommended that some of the windows are to left ajar.

Facilities[edit]

New Pelion Hut has similar facilities to most of the other huts on the Overland Track. These include:

Access[edit]

New Pelion Hut is primarily accessed on foot. There is a helipad located next to the hut, however this is mainly used for maintenance and emergencies. There are three maintained walking tracks to access New Pelion Hut:

Surrounding Mountains[edit]

View of Mount Oakleigh from the New Pelion Hut

There are a number of mountains that can be accessed from New Pelion Hut. These include:

References[edit]

  • Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park (Maps & Notes) (Map) (2005 ed.). Tasmap Publications. Retrieved 9 May 2008.
  • Chapman, John; Monica Chapman (2006). Overland Track. Laburnum, Victoria: John Chapman. p. 37. ISBN 1-920995-02-1.

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