A lovely walk on one of the shorter and easier sections of the Overland Track. You walk through open alpine country with many tarns and there is an optional side trip to Lake Will. There is a small beach at Lake Will and another opportunity for a swim at Lake Windermere Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Transport options and directions
This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Getting started From the new Waterfall Valley Hut, walk back past the toilet for about 160 m to turn right at the signposted intersection with the main spine of the Overland Track.....
Directions & comments
Find the Waterfall Valley Hut at the start.
After 55 m pass the "Waterfall Valley Tolilets" (20 m on your left).
After another 105 m turn sharp right.
After another 630 m pass the waterfall (70 m on your left).
After another 590 m veer left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Walk to Innes Falls via Lake Will. You can have the side trip by 'just' visiting the lovely beach on the shore of Lake Will. Enjoy the lake and the views up to Barn Bluff. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2.4 km continue straight.
After another 1.8 km continue straight.
After another 1.6 km come to the "Windermere Lake Viewpoint" (10 m on your left).
After another 470 m come to the "Windermere Group Camping Platforms" (40 m on your left).