All Future bookings are currently closed.
The Scout Hut is currently not taking any future bookings. This is because in order to manage and execute the current Public Health requirements then we are currently only open on weekends and we are fully booked until the end of the year. There has been no pathway provided by the State Government as to when all restrictions may be relaxed and as such we can’t advise as to when our bookings will reopen. To explain further: The Scout Hut is 100% managed, maintained and operated by volunteers. As it currently stands, if we accept bookings and then later have to cancel, refund, or rearrange bookings in order to comply with the Public Health restrictions then that is a significant effort by our volunteers for no gain. Hence, at this point, The Scout Hut Board of management has chosen to be closed to all future bookings and when the situation changes, we’ll advise as such on our website and facebook page..
Information about our nightly fees are listed on our Booking Info & Fees page (under the Bookings menu).
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.
To ensure that the Scout Hut is available to as many groups as possible, the maximum number of nights that can be booked is 5.
A $100 deposit per each night booked is required for Friday and Saturday nights plus nights during school holidays or the night before a Public Holiday.All other nights (e.g. most weekday nights), the deposit is $50 per night.The deposit represents the minimum nightly fee for that night and it is subtracted from your final payment. Your booking won’t be confirmed until the deposit has been paid.Please read ourCancellation Policy below for information on deposit refunds.
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 be refunded 2 of the nightly deposits.
In order to facilitate the potential re-booking of your nights then we will advertise the vacancy on our facebook page.
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/Open only to 4WD into the National Park.
If your group wishes 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.
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.
We appreciate that your group size can change so final payment isn’t require until after you 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.