Windy Ridge to Narcissus
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   3 h to 4 h

10 km
oneway

Climb: 77m
Descent: 215m

Moderate track
Starting from Windy Ridge this walk gently descents through the open eucalypt forest and buttongrass plains, following the Narcissus River valley. After about 5km you pass the signposted intersection with the Pine Valley Track. The walk continues along the valley floor crossing the only swing bridge on the main spine of the Overland Track before coming to Narcissus Hut and camping area. Narcissus Hut is a short walk from the northern tip of Lake St Clair and the ferry jetty. 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
At the intersection of Overland Track & Bert Nichols Hut Toilet Track Start heading along Overland Track (a walking track).

Find the Bert Nichols Hut at the start.
Continue straight
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Overland Track.
Optional Sidetrip to Pine Valley. This is best done as an overnight side trip giving you time to also explore the Labyrinth or the Acropolis. The walk of the valley through a lovely and mossy high rainforest, a different vibe from the rest of the Overland Track. Details near bottom of page.
Continue straight
After another 5.6 km (at the intersection of Overland Track & Pine Valley Track) continue straight, to head along Overland Track.

After another 3.2 km cross the Narcissus River Swing Bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 1.2 km come to a toilet.
Continue straight.
After another 10 m come to the "Narcissus Hut" (on your right).
About 35 m past the end is "Narcissus Hut campsite".
Track to the ferry wharf. If you are catching the ferry to Cynthia Bay, or just want to wander down and enjoy the Lake St Clair. The wharf is a nice place to enjoy a sunset dinner or a swim for those who want to brave the cold water. Details near bottom of page.
The end
The end.

Optional Sidetrip to Pine Valley. This is best done as an overnight side trip giving you time to also explore the Labyrinth or the Acropolis. The walk of the valley through a lovely and mossy high rainforest, a different vibe from the rest of the Overland Track. Optional Sidetrip to Pine Valley. This is best done as an overnight side trip giving you time to also explore the Labyrinth or the Acropolis. The walk of the valley through a lovely and mossy high rainforest, a different vibe from the rest of the Overland Track.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
At the intersection of Pine Valley Track & Overland Track Start heading along Pine Valley Track (a walking track).

After another 2.4 km cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
After another 2.4 km come to "Pine Valley Hut".
About 30 m past the end is "Pine Valley Hut Toilets".
About 10 m past the end is "Pine Valley Hut Tent Platforms".
Campsite managed byParks and Wildlife Service.

About 50 m past the end is "Labyrinth Registration Booth".
The end
Continue another 0 m to find at the intersection of Pine Valley Track & Pine Valley Hut Toilet Track at the end.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 4.8 km to the main route.

Track to the ferry wharf. If you are catching the ferry to Cynthia Bay, or just want to wander down and enjoy the Lake St Clair. The wharf is a nice place to enjoy a sunset dinner or a swim for those who want to brave the cold water. Track to the ferry wharf. If you are catching the ferry to Cynthia Bay, or just want to wander down and enjoy the Lake St Clair. The wharf is a nice place to enjoy a sunset dinner or a swim for those who want to brave the cold water.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.

Find the Narcissus Hut at the start.
The end
After another 300 m come to the end.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 310 m to the main route.