Lake Rodway to Windermere
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   4 h to 6 h

12 km
oneway

Climb: 524m
Descent: 454m

Very challenging
Walk from Lake Rodway to Windermere along the Overland Track. Today starts by climbing the 300 vertical meters back up to the main spine of the Overland Track, take your time and turn around to enjoy the views over Lake Rodway. Then you walk along the ridge to find the intersection with the Barn Bluff Track (options side trip in fine weather). Here we turn left and walk steeply down into the majestic Waterfall Valley. The hut, toilets and campsites are closed during the summer of 2019/2020. Continue through the mostly 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. The hut and camping area is not far past the lake, perched on the side of the hill. 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.


Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.

Find the Scott-Kilvert Memorial Hut at the start.
Find the Scott-Kilvert Hut Campsite at the start.

Find the toilet at the start.
Turn left
After another 2.1 km turn left.

After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the "Emergency Shelter" (15 m on your left).
Barn Bluff side trip. This is for very experienced walkers comfortable with rock scrambles, exposed heights and faint tracks, you will need clear weather. Leave 3-4hrs to complete this side trip, this makes for a big day, so you will need to start the day early. Details near bottom of page.
Veer left
After another 650 m veer left.
Continue straight
After another 1.6 km continue straight.

After another 640 m pass the waterfall (70 m on your left).
Veer left
After another 570 m veer left.
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. Details near bottom of page.
Continue straight
After another 2.4 km continue straight.

After another 3.4 km come to the "Windermere Lake Viewpoint" (10 m on your left).
After another 460 m come to the "Windermere Group Camping Platforms" (40 m on your left).
Turn right
After another 70 m turn right.

After another 10 m pass the "Windermere Hut Toilets" (40 m on your left).
The end
Continue another 15 m to find Windermere Hut at the end.

"Windermere Hut".

Barn Bluff side trip. This is for very experienced walkers comfortable with rock scrambles, exposed heights and faint tracks, you will need clear weather. Leave 3-4hrs to complete this side trip, this makes for a big day, so you will need to start the day early. Barn Bluff side trip. This is for very experienced walkers comfortable with rock scrambles, exposed heights and faint tracks, you will need clear weather. Leave 3-4hrs to complete this side trip, this makes for a big day, so you will need to start the day early.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.
The end
Continue another 3.1 km to find Barn Bluff at the end.

"Barn Bluff".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 3.1 km to the main route.

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. 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.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.

After 2.6 km pass the "Innes Falls" (9 m on your right).
The end
After another 15 m come to the end.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 2.6 km to the main route.