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Cradle Mountain Huts

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Cradle Mountain Huts - Overland Track WalkDiscover the rare beauty and extraordinary diversity of Tasmania’s world heritage-listed Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park. Walk the 60km Overland Track and unwind in the warmth and comfort of private hut accommodation each evening. A truly spectacular journey to revive the senses.
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Cradle Mountain Huts Walks are not cheap but costs are comparable with most "supported" bushwalks at other locations in Australia. The fact that there is a choice of either 4-days or 6-days option mean that most people with reasonable level of fitness can enjoy the experience
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Response from cradlemountainhuts, Director of Sales at Cradle Mountain Huts
Responded 18 Oct. 2012
Hi CarinnaT, I am really pleased you had a great walk. The guides are such an important component of the whole experience and I love the fact that I learn something new each time I am up in the mountains with them. I am glad you enjoyed the comfort of the huts - they do make the end of the day so enjoyable. Cheers Ros
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I had originally intended to undertake this iconic trek solo and camping, but was persuaded by my wife to do it in comfort and so booked with Cradle Mountain Huts. As the weather was wet and a little cold, a warm, dry hut with hot showers, a clothes drying room and excelent
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Response from cradlemountainhuts, Director of Sales at Cradle Mountain Huts
Responded 8 Aug. 2012
Hi TrekkerMike09, Really glad you had a great walk with us and that you enjoyed the extra creature comforts - which I agree are especially appreciated when it's a bit wet! Elsa and Kim are both fantastic guides and we are lucky to have them both working with us. Cheers Ros
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I hiked the Overland Track and celebrated my 67th birthday in the middle of it. I have wanted to do this trip for ever but as each year passed the thought of carrying a 20 kilo pack for six days was getting less and less appealing. Then I heard about a ‘soft’ option. Cradle
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Response from cradlemountainhuts, Director of Sales at Cradle Mountain Huts
Responded 8 Aug. 2012
Hi Joy, Thanks for taking the time to post on trip advisor - it sounds like you had a fabulous walk and what a way to celebrate your birthday. The scenery, food, wine, guides and comfortable huts do truly make the Overland Track a very special wilderness experience. Cheers Ros
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This is a top of-the-line outfitter and an excellent way to visit the Overland Track. Everything will be taken care of, food, lodging, transportation, etc. BUT, you need to do the walking and carry your stuff on the trail! Ben and Harley were fun-loving, extremely capable and
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Response from cradlemountainhuts, Manager at Cradle Mountain Huts
Responded 31 May 2012
Hi Cafeturco, We are so pleased you had a great walk along the Overland Track with us. Our guides are all fantastic and we are lucky to have Harley and Ben working with us. The Tasmanian wilderness is very special and we feel very lucky to work in this environment. You may like to know we found out on Tuesday night that the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk won the Gourmet Traveller - 2012 Readers Choice Award in the "Best Adventure Tourism" category. We are thrilled to win this award for the second year running. We hope to see you back in Tassie at some stage - you may like our Bay of Fires Lodge Walk. Cheers Ros
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Hi there, The guides are really good at allowing for people to walk at their own pace. The group can spread out and generally there will be 1 guide toward the front of the group and 1 toward the back. Sometimes the faster walkers may need to wait for the group to catch up but it generally works itself out without becoming an issue. At lunch stops the lead guide will boil some water for hot drinks etc so people can keep warm. I hope this helps. Cheers,
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In our group people walked at different paces but it wasn't a problem - never too long a wait, and besides, the waiting points were usually for a morning or afternoon snack, or lunch, and in a spot that was relaxing and pleasant to be in. The guides generally ensured that one of them was with the front group and the other near the back. Not much dawdling!
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Hi Jim, Great idea for a 40th birthday. I think everyone else has answered this for me - average age is generally between 40 - 65, groups do vary though. Cheers, Ros
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"All rooms are fairly equivalent. Comfort is relative. This is not city 5 star accommodation but for the wilderness it's excellent."
"No room choice - the tour group members need to decide among themselves who will sleep where"
"all the huts have the same design except the kia ora hut. The right-hand side first room has a spectacular view. pick that room if possible"
"If you walk fast, you can choose your room first!"
"Upstairs and along the corridor for best least noise during the night"
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