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Cradle Mountain Huts Walk Turns 25

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Cradle Mountain Huts Walk is celebrating 25 years on the track.

This iconic six-day walk through the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park takes guests along the famous Overland Track in small groups of no more than 10 with two highly experienced guides.

Taking in a diversity of landscapes including sedgeland moors, glacial mountain lakes and craggy peaks, walkers often come face to snout with wombats, echidnas, wallabies and if you are lucky maybe even a Tasmanian Devil. Each evening’s accommodation is in one of the private huts nestled away in this remarkable Park.

Voted the “Best Adventure Tourism” experience by readers of Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine for the past two years, more than 20,000 people have walked the 65km Overland Track with Cradle Mountain Huts over the past 25 years.

This has resulted in an amazing 1.3 million kilometres walked in 25 years and an even more staggering 1.85 billion footsteps. The number of pairs of boots worn in over the past 25 years is anyone’s guess!

The number of combined kilometres walked by our guests is equal to walking across Australia 325 times, not including the number of kilometres walked by the experienced guides.

The guides on the Cradle Mountain Huts Walks also double as chefs, having been trained by well-known Tasmanian chef, Daniel Alps. So having hung up their boots after a day’s walking, our guides have been busy baking more than 20,450 loaves of bread over the past 25 years, resulting in a staggering 245,400 slices – now that’s a lot of jam and vegemite!

For more information on this truly Great Walk of Australia, visit the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk page.