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Angelus Hut, Nelson Lakes National Park

Angelus Hut. Photo: Mimi Chiu
Nelson Lakes National Park
10.4km one way
Angelus Hut, 24 bunks
Drive north-west out of St Arnaud and take the first left after Black Hill onto West Bay road. Park at the end to begin the walk.
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There are several routes to the 28-bunk hut, but the Pinchgut Track offers the best chance of views.

It starts at 879m and rises to Mt Robert ski field at around 1560m. There is a shelter here in case of bad weather and it’s a good spot to have a meal break. To reach Angelus Hut, continue along Robert Ridge, following cairns and poles. Experience reading a map and using a compass is essential in bad weather or low visibility conditions. The hut is nestled beside Lake Angelus.

It’s a gorgeous and popular spot, so get there early to secure a good bed.

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