The other week when the days where longer, the nights warmer and the days much more pleasant it was decided that a trip was needed to the infamous Green Gorge Hut to find out whether all the rumors about it were true. So it was planned that after breakfast on Sunday the trip would begin.
Angus and I (Chris) headed off on the long OLT (Overland Track) down to Green Gorge. The track itself is well worth the walk as it meanders its way along the plateau through the geologically rich northern end of the island before it heads down into the Red River Basin. Once you get to the end of Red River Basin you get your first glimpse of Green Gorge and the hut tucked up against the southern end of Green Gorge Bay.
When you have descended back down to sea level you are greeted with a lovely log cabin with a manicured yard. Once at the hut the first thing in order was to relax and unwind with a nice hot cup of tea before making a loaf of infamous Hut bread, which I do have to say was the best loaf for bread I’ve had at Green Gorge this year.
After a day of relaxing around the hut and a look at the local area and maybe the odd game of dart’s it was time to head back north to station and the grind of daily life. And the verdict? Yes, the rumors are true — it is one of the best huts I’ve ever been to.
By Chris Burns