ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PRIVATE HUT ACCOMMODATION
At the end of each day's walk, your private hut is a haven of warmth, shelter and comfort. It's a place to relax, rest and be refreshed after the pleasant exertions of a day on the track.
First, a steaming hot shower and fresh-baked afternoon tea, then enjoy the simple pleasures of life in a bush hut: Mellow lighting and candles; strong-brewed coffee; a good book from the small collection; sitting by the heater and warm, dry socks.
Later on, the rustic dining table is the focus for convivial company - a hearty three-course meal prepared by your guides, with fine Tasmanian wine and cheerful conversation.
At the end of the evening in your private twin-share room, a soft bed and sound sleep will prepare you for the discoveries of a new day.
True shelter, something that gives protection and refuge, simple and sustainable, clean and comfortable.
Low Impact Design & Operation
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. Only 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. All waste is removed by helicopter.
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