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Waterfall Valley Hut

Waterfall Valley Hut is located in the Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia.[1] It is the most northerly of six overnight huts located along the Overland Track. It sleeps up to 32 people (up to eight per platform) in a single room, which also houses tables and bench seats for cooking and eating. It is heated by a small gas heater.

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Waterfall Valley Hut
Waterfall Valley Hut is located in Tasmania
Waterfall Valley Hut
Waterfall Valley Hut
Coordinates41°42′53″S 145°56′49″E / 41.71472°S 145.94694°E / -41.71472; 145.94694Coordinates: 41°42′53″S 145°56′49″E / 41.71472°S 145.94694°E / -41.71472; 145.94694
CountryAustralia
State/territoryTasmania
National parkCradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Built byTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Built forHiking on Overland Track
Maintained byTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Beds/Bunks32
CampingGrassed area and tent platforms
WaterTank
Accessed byFoot

FacilitiesEdit

Waterfall Valley Hut has similar facilities to most of the other huts on the Overland Track, including bunks (without mattresses), a table & bench seats, composting toilet, rainwater tank, tent platforms, group campsite, a helipad (for emergency and maintenance use only), a gas heater, and clothes drying rack.[citation needed]

 
Camping: Waterfall Valley

As with other huts on the track, Waterfall Valley Hut has an adjoining camping ground, located approximately 50 metres due east of the hut. Independent walkers are allocated an area of grassland, whilst guided groups are allocated elevated wooden platforms 100 metres north-west of the hut. During periods of warm dry weather, some walkers opt to pitch a tent on the grassland area to view the surrounding valley and Barn Bluff.[citation needed]

Surrounding mountainsEdit

There are a number of mountains that can be accessed from Waterfall Valley Hut. These include Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boss-Walker, Ian (1964) Peaks and High Places - Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park Tasmania Hobart, Scenery Preservation Board. - for 1964 it claims 8-12 based on 2 to 3 person to a bunk

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