New Pelion Hut
|New Pelion Hut|
New Pelion Hut
|National park||Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park|
|Built by||Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Built for||Hiking on Overland Track|
|Maintained by||Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Beds/Bunks||36, sleeps 60|
|Camping||Good: Tent platforms|
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.
New Pelion Hut has similar facilities to most of the other huts on the Overland Track. These include:
- Bunks (No Mattresses)
- Table & Benches
- Composting toilet
- Rainwater tank
- Tent Platforms
- Group Campsite (Tent platforms)
- Helipad (Authorised use only)
- Gas Heater & clothes drying rack
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:
- The Overland Track from Cradle Mountain.
- The Overland Track from Lake St Clair.
- The Arm River Track from the North East (Near Lake Rowallan).
There are a number of mountains that can be accessed from New Pelion Hut. These include:
- Mount Ossa (Highest Mountain in Tasmania, Australia)
- Mount Pelion East
- Mount Oakleigh
- Mount Thetis
- Mount Achilles
- Mount Pelion West
- Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park (Maps & Notes) (Map) (2005 ed.). Tasmap Publications. Retrieved 2008-05-09.
- Chapman, John; Monica Chapman (2006). Overland Track. Laburnum, Victoria: John Chapman. p. 37. ISBN 1-920995-02-1.
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