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Review: Cradle Mountain Huts (Tasmania)

Escorted Tour - Walking

Trekking in Tasmania

  • By SilverTraveller davhel

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  • Nov 2010
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This is a 60km bushwalk through the World Heritage Area in the middle of Tasmania. Our group of 10 were all over 60 years old, with 2 being over 70. Two guides accompanied us.

We knew that the track would be a challenge – sometimes hilly, often rocky and occasionally muddy, so we approached it with some trepidation. Then there was the weather. On the first day it rained and on the second day it snowed. For the rest of the journey the sun shone. We did have to carry our own clothing and other needs, in a pack that weighed about 7kg.

But we need not have worried. It was an exhilarating experience in a very beautiful part of the world. If you want to see unspoiled nature then this is it, with majestically tall trees, mossy forests, snowy mountain peaks and placid lakes.

The reason that we need not have worried is that we were extremely well looked after. At the end of each day we reached a hut with 5 double rooms and the luxury of hot showers. There were drying rooms if our boots and clothing were wet. The two guides cooked a 3-course meal and we drank very good Tasmanian wines with the meal.

The guides were superb – friendly, competent and attentive to all of our needs. A couple of the walkers did find the going tough but they received all the support they needed.

It’s not a cheap holiday but when we saw that all of the supplies had to be helicoptered in then we understood that the costs must be high.

Yes it is a “trek”, but we all did it and would do it again.

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