Windermere to Pelion

Length: 15.1 km
Walking time: 5 h to 7 h
Climbing: 477m
Descending: 626m
Track Conditions
Windermere to Pelion
15.1 km oneway
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 descent through the 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 the 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 Palawa people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.