Windermere to Pelion
15.2 km oneway
5 h to 7 h
Windermere to Pelion
15.2 km

5 h to 7 h

Starting from Lake Windermere, the first part of the walk will take you through buttongrass plains. You can take your first side trip here to the Forth Valley Lookout with great views over the valley. When crossing Pelion Creek you'll start your decent through myrtle-beech rainforest to reach the Frog Flats - the Overland Track's lowest section at 730m above sea level. There's a campsite just after crossing the Forth River at Frog Flats, if you decide to stay here. Otherwise continue your way up through rainforest and eucalypt forest to come to the New Pelion Hut. You can take a side trip to the Old Pelion hut, just a few hundred meters before the new one. 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.




Points of Interest
New Pelion Hut
Windermere Hut
Mersey River Viewpoint
New Pelion Hut Toilets
New Pelion Hut public campsite
Old Pelion Hut
Windermere Hut Toilets
Windermere Public Camping Platform

Places & Areas
Meander Valley
West Coast
Cradle Mountain
Murchison Dam
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park