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Booking Information

Accommodation fees per night

Information about our nightly fees are listed on our Booking Info & Fees page (under the Bookings menu).

Minimum 2 nights* - Weekends & School Holidays

All weekend bookings and school holiday bookings must be a minimum of 2 nights.

* You may book 1 night in the school holiday period if there is a single night vacant between 2 bookings.

Booking Deposit: $100 per night

A $100 deposit per each night booked is required before your booking is confirmed. The deposit is subtracted from your final payment. See Cancellation Policy for information on deposit refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If a booking is cancelled more than 4 weeks before the booking date then a full refund of the deposit will be made.

If a booking is cancelled less than 4 weeks (for whatever reason, be it sickness, injury, hospitalisation, family issues, work commitments, inclement weather, etc.) then there will be no refund of the booking deposit unless we can re-book the Hut for the cancelled nights. For example, if you cancel 3 nights that you booked and we receive a new booking for 2 of those nights then you will receive 2 x $100 deposit refund.

In order to try and re-book the hut, then we will advertise the vacancy on our facebook page.

No deposit refund: Inclement weather

The Scout Hut is located in an alpine region where the weather can be quite inclement sometimes.  There are no refunds of the booking deposit due to inclement weather, unless there is a Bushwalker’s weather alert issued by the Bureau of Meteorology or the Road is Closed/4WD only into the National Park. 

Full deposit refund: Bushwalkers Weather alert

If your group wants to cancel their booking due to a ‘Bushwalkers Weather Alert’ being issued by the Bureau of Meteorology then a full refund of the booking deposit will be granted.

Full deposit refund: Road Closures

If the road into the National Park is fully closed (or closed to 4WD only) due to snow then your booking deposit will be fully refunded.  If you are prevented from leaving the Hut due to a Road Closure then there will be no charge for any additional nights.

Final Payment not due until after stay

We appreciate that your group size can change so final payment isn’t require until after your return from your stay at the hut.  To complete the final payment process, you will be asked to advise us of your final accommodated numbers for each night and we will send you an invoice with the calculated amount less the deposit.

Group Size - estimate only required

We request an indication of your group request simply for our planning purposes.We appreciate that final accommodated numbers may change and you don’t need to advise us of any changes until after your stay.

Bookings not accepted more than 12 months in advance

We only accept bookings from Scout Groups for dates that are more than 12 months in advance.  We also allow the group who have booked a weekend in the current year with 1st preference to re-book those dates again for the following year.  (e.g. if the 12th/13th May 2018 is booked by a group, then upon returning from their stay, they will have 1st preference to re-book the same weekend in 2019).

Scout Group bookings more than 12 months in advance

A ‘Scout Group’ is defined as being a bona-fide scout camp where a ‘Permission to Camp’ form will be submitted to the District Commissioner. For these groups, you will need to ‘Contact Us’ directly via the link at the top of this webpage.

If you are associated with a Scout Group but not submitting a ‘Permission to Camp’ form then this is a ‘Scout Family’ Booking and we don’t accept bookings more than 12 months in advance from Scout Family groups.

No Nightly Fees for Road Closures

If you are occupying the Hut and are prevented from leaving Cradle Mountain due to a Road Closure then there will be no charge for any additional nights.