Scott-Kilvert Memorial Hut (walk-in camping)
This hut was built as a memorial to 13 yr old David Kilvert and his teacher, Ewan Scott, who died in a blizzard here in 1965. It is beside Lake Rodway and involves a side-trip from the main Overland route. Access is via the Cradle Cirque or Lake Dove walking tracks. Sleeping accommodation is an upstairs loft.
This campsite is located in Overland Track (Cynthia Bay)
The Overland Track is Australia’s most famous bushwalk. During the summer walking season, trekkers start at the Cradle Mountain end of the track and take around 6 days – longer depending on the weather and side tracks – to finish at Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Lake St Clair. The track leads through Tasmania’s alpine heart and although there are huts and an upgraded path, walkers must be reasonably fit and fully equipped with a gas/fuel stove and tent. They should also be prepared to sit out bad weather, which can occur in any season. Camping is at the huts along the track; each has tank water and gas or coal heaters, with fuel supplied and camping platforms nearby. Walkers must book departure dates in the peak season (Nov–Apr).
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- Cynthia Bay Campground
- The Overland Track
- Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park - Further information
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