The Scout Hut is Closed until further notice

08 May – Update

Upon reviewing the information released today (08 May, 2020) by the Tasmanian Government on the staged approach for relaxing the Covid-19 restrictions, we’re unfortunately unable to advise as to a potential reopening for The Scout Hut.
Whilst the Cradle Mountain National Park is ‘open’ from 11 May, it is only for the sole purpose of exercise and only if it is within 30 kms drive for people. A potential ‘full reopening’ of the park is unknown as there is no indication provided in the Tasmanian Government 3 stage ‘Road to Recovery’. The Tasmanian Parks Wildlife and Service website states that the park will fully reopen: “when it is safe and appropriate to do so [and as] guided by the Director of Public Health and Premier of Tasmania”.

25 March

As per the directive by the Tasmanian State Government on additional coronavirus measures (25 March 2020), The Scout Hut unfortunately is required to be closed for an indefinite period.  We’re also not permitted to accept any new bookings.

Further more, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife service have “temporarily closed all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all day walks, mountain biking, fishing and tours will not be permitted.

For all Non-Scout Group bookings, we will be providing full refunds of deposits for all bookings up until 25 May, 2020 and we will review on a fortnightly basis as to whether additional bookings need to be cancelled.  The Scout Hut will provide full refunds for all bookings that are cancelled due to Tasmanian Government or Parks and Wildlife Service restrictions.

For Scout Group bookings, your deposit will be rolled over to the same weekend in 2021, unless you wish to cancel your 2021 booking.

We appreciate that patrons of our facility will be disappointed, however, The Scout Hut Board of Management is fully supportive of the Tasmanian State Government’s initiatives to try and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus by “staying home and saving lives.

Welcome to the Scout Hut Website

The purpose of this website is to provide information about “The Scout Hut” (Baden Powell Memorial Lodge or BP Lodge) located in the Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia. This website details the hut and its operation, as well as some of the history, our bookings calendar and you can also create an online booking.

The hut is predominately used by Scouting Groups, however, it is also available for booking by Scout Families and the General Public. For bush walkers doing the Overland Track, The Scout Hut is a great accommodation option at the start of the track before commencing the walk.