New Pelion Hut

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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
Coordinates 41°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
Country Australia
State/territory Tasmania
National park Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Construction
Built in 2001
Built by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Built for Hiking on Overland Track
Administration
Maintained by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Facilities
Beds/Bunks 60
Camping Good: Tent platforms
Water Tank
Accessibility
Accessed by Foot

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

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

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

Access

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

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

  • 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. 

External links

  • http://www.cradlehuts.com/index.html
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20050306190403/http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/recreation/tracknotes/overland.html#huts


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