Narcissus to Cynthia Bay
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   5 h to 6 h

16.7 km
oneway

Climb: 466m
Descent: 467m

Moderate track
Starting from Narcissus Hut this walk leads you across the swampy Hamilton Plains and then through a mix of dry tall forest and rainforest to Echo Point Hut, located next to Lake St Clair, with a few spots along the way to access the lake. You can spend an extra night at Echo Point or continue to walk for a few more hours to reach Cynthia Bay, the end of the Overland Track. This section of the Overland Track is dominated by giant trees and occasional lake vistas. Enjoy a burger and a cold drink after signing the logbook for one last time. 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. 


Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.

Narcissus Hut campsite (about 35 m back from the start).

Find the Narcissus Hut at the start.
Turn left
Turn left, to head along Overland Track.

After another 60 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Overland Track.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Overland Track & Cuvier Valley Track) veer left, to head along Overland Track.
Side trip to Echo Point Hut where you can spend the night. Details near bottom of page.
Turn right
After another 4.7 km (at the intersection of Overland Track & Echo Point Track) turn right, to head along Overland Track.

After another 6 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 8.6 km (at the intersection of Overland Track & Platypus Bay Track) continue straight, to head along Overland Track.
After another 200 m (at the intersection of Overland Track & Cuvier Valley Track) continue straight, to head along Overland Track.
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Overland Track & Platypus Bay Track) continue straight, to head along Overland Track.
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
At the intersection of Watersmeet Track & Shadow Lake Circuit continue straight, to head along Watersmeet Track (a vehicle track).
A side trip to Fergy's Paddock campsite and Lake St Clair shoreline. You can camp at Fergy's Paddock at the end of the Overland Track. You might want to set up camp and wander in Cynthia Bay to enjoy a few luxuries before heading back to camp for the night. No facilities at the campsite. Details near bottom of page.
Continue straight
After another 740 m (at the intersection of Watersmeet Track & Fergie's Paddock Track) continue straight, to head along Watersmeet Track.

After another 100 m (at the intersection of Watersmeet Track & Mount Rufus Circuit) continue straight, to head along Watersmeet Track.
Continue straight
After another 265 m continue straight, to head along Watersmeet Track.
Continue straight
After another 145 m continue straight.

After another 125 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass a seat (45 m on your left)., has a backrest.
Continue straight
Continue straight.

After another 30 m pass the restaurant (10 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the toilet (9 m on your left).
After another 8 m pass the "Visitor Centre" (on your right).
This sign is wheelchair accessible.
After another 10 m come to a car park.
The end
The end.

Side trip to Echo Point Hut where you can spend the night. Side trip to Echo Point Hut where you can spend the night. Side trip to Echo Point Hut where you can spend the night.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
At the intersection of Echo Point Track & Overland Track Start heading along Echo Point Track (a walking track).

Find the Echo Point Campsite at the start.
This is a free campsite.
Continue straight
After another 3 m continue straight, to head along Echo Point Track.

Find the Echo Point Hut at the start.
The end
After another 25 m come to the end.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.

A side trip to Fergy's Paddock campsite and Lake St Clair shoreline. You can camp at Fergy's Paddock at the end of the Overland Track. You might want to set up camp and wander in Cynthia Bay to enjoy a few luxuries before heading back to camp for the night. No facilities at the campsite. A side trip to Fergy's Paddock campsite and Lake St Clair shoreline. You can camp at Fergy's Paddock at the end of the Overland Track. You might want to set up camp and wander in Cynthia Bay to enjoy a few luxuries before heading back to camp for the night. No facilities at the campsite. A side trip to Fergy's Paddock campsite and Lake St Clair shoreline. You can camp at Fergy's Paddock at the end of the Overland Track. You might want to set up camp and wander in Cynthia Bay to enjoy a few luxuries before heading back to camp for the night. No facilities at the campsite.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
At the intersection of Fergie's Paddock Track & Watersmeet Track Start heading along Fergie's Paddock Track (a walking track).
Camp site
After 115 m come to the "Fergy's Paddock camp site" (7 m on your left).
The end
After another 1 m come to the end.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 115 m to the main route.