Waterfall Valley to Windermere

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

7.7 km
oneway segment

↑ 211 m
↓ -236 m

Hard track
A lovely walk on one of the shorter and easier sections of the Overland Track. You walk through 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 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.
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Segment This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Full Journey The Overland Track
Start (-41.7147097,145.946888)
Finish Windermere Hut (-41.7716314,145.9562326)
Mode (end)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the new Waterfall Valley Hut, walk back past the toilet for about 160 m to turn right at the signposted intersection with the main spine of the Overland Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Waterfall Valley Hut at the start.
After 55 m pass the "Waterfall Valley Tolilets" (20 m on your left).
After another 105 m turn sharp right.
After another 630 m pass the waterfall (70 m on your left).
After another 590 m veer left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. 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. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2.4 km continue straight.
After another 1.8 km continue straight.
After another 1.6 km come to the "Windermere Lake Viewpoint" (10 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 470 m come to the "Windermere Group Camping Platforms" (40 m on your left).
After another 40 m veer left.
After another 25 m come to the "Windermere Public Camping Platform" (on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 10 m pass the "Windermere Hut Toilets" (40 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 30 m come to "Windermere Hut".
Continue another 0 m to find Windermere Hut at the end.

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.
After 2.6 km pass the "Innes Falls" (9 m on your right).
After another 20 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 2.6 km to the main route.
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Terrain
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Waterfall Valley to Windermere


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 7.7 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.6 km apart with the largest gap of 7.6 km.

Hut: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.6 km apart with the largest gap of 7.7 km.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.6 km apart with the largest gap of 7.6 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Hut
0 mWaterfall Valley Hut
Toilet
55 mWaterfall Valley Tolilets
Camp site
7.6 kmWindermere Group Camping Platforms
Camp site
7.6 kmWindermere Public Camping Platform
Toilet
7.6 kmWindermere Hut Toilets
Hut
7.7 kmWindermere Hut
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