When you're actually at Cradle Mountain it seem like almost everywhere you go you can clearly see it or get glimpses of it. Though once you get to know the area there are several trails that take you away from its presence.
Fondest memory: I put this extra page in to share some of the photos I haven't already included. They are taken, fairly obviously from points up to 5 kms apart.
There's history here, like just about any place in the world you can visit. The original hut up here was built by Gustav and Kate Weindorfer in 1912 / 13 and is known as the Waldheim Chalet.
Constructed out of local King Billy pine, it served as little refuge and comfort zone for visitors to Cradle Valley. Here the man himself, along with his wife, entertained and looked after the small but growing number of naturalist and intrepid tourists who made their way to experience the nature of the surrounding area. You have to know there were no roads in at this time.
Fondest memory: Kate died in 1916 but Gustav kept welcoming visitors until his death in 1932.
In the late 1970s fire damaged the old chalet but afterwards it was restored and turned into a museum celebrating the life and achievements of these remarkable early environmentalists. This is a truly sacred spot in an even more significant place which inspires the naturalist in us all!
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