Our groups have exclusive use of the only private hut accommodation along the Overland Track. Each hut has been discreetly located off the main trail and offers a hot shower, drying room and twin share accommodation.
There are games and a number of books in each hut which can be enjoyed in the lounge area or if the weather is warm out on the deck or helipad.
There will be an afternoon tea, some time to relax and enjoy your surroundings before dinner is served. In the evening you are free to relax or take an early night and feel refreshed and revived in the morning
Operating the only private hut accommodation along the Overland Track is a great privilege and we take our responsibility toward the National Park & the natural environment very seriously. Operating in such a delicate environment, Cradle Mountain Huts places a great deal of importance on minimal impact track and hut practices and the huts are designed to be ecologically sustainable. Each hut is architecturally designed to maximize cross flow ventilation and operate with maximum efficiency with renewable energy.
The remote location of the huts demands that they are autonomous in terms of servicing; rain water is channelled off the roof into tanks and self-composting, water-free batching toilets are used. Phosphorous free soap is provided for guests and all waste water is separated through grease traps and sand filters and the residue is physically removed from site regularly, along with all other rubbish. Gas and solar are the only sources of power used for lighting, heating and cooking.
The provisioning of these huts ready for each operating season is a unique procedure, once again due to their remote location. Twice each season, supplies of food, wine and gas cylinders are flown in by helicopter over a two day period, while all garbage and waste matter is flown out. Nothing is left within the National Park.