Cradle Mountain Day 4 Part 2 – Wombats and Waldheim

Hi everyone, I’m back! πŸ˜€

After my last post 6 months ago, I decided to take a break from blogging as I had some issues that required dealing with concerning work as well as a few other personal issues, but I didn’t expect to be away for so long.Β  But now things are going well again and I feel more motivated to get back into my blog and share my Tasmanian experiences with you.

Even though it has been some time, I thought I would pick up where I left off, continuing my adventure to Cradle Mountain last year.

On this fourth day at Cradle Mountain, I had walked the Cradle Valley Boardwalk (see my last post about that walk here) and then decided to walk from Ronny Creek to Waldheim, and I am so glad that I did!

The short walk to Waldheim led me to the historic Waldheim chalet.

This is a rebuilt chalet originally built by Gustav and Kate Weindorfer in 1912. The Weindorfers are famous for promoting and opening up the Cradle Mountain area for tourists.

Next to the chalet was the Weindorfers Forest walk, a short but enchanting nature trail with lots of tall trees and bright green moss.



The view at the end of the walk.

By the time I had returned to the Waldheim Chalet, it started to snow!

A bit of snow wasn’t going to stop this waddling wombat I spied from the shelter of the chalet!

I managed to get a good photo of that wombat too, I dashed over to take a photo before it disappeared. How cute is it!!

As I walked back along the track to Ronny Creek to catch the shuttle bus, I saw more wombats!

When I reached my cabin late in the afternoon after a very tiring but enjoyable long walk today, there were a few pademelons hanging around wanting a feed. This one seemed to be pretty hungry! πŸ˜€

Not long afterwards, it snowed at my cabin!

I also spotted this cute pademelon sitting out the front of my cabin getting snowed on.

Well, this was such a wonderful day I didn’t think it could get any better. Little did I know what was in store for me the next day! πŸ˜‰

11 thoughts on “Cradle Mountain Day 4 Part 2 – Wombats and Waldheim

  1. Great that you are back Sue! I was wondering what had happened to you again just this week. Glad you are well and had time to get life sorted. We love Cradle, as you know, and it is one of the best places to easily see the Wombat in the daytime. Great picks and makes us want to go there again. Love the Pademelons also, brings back memories of my children when they were young feeding them and my daughter would keep saying ‘no bite!’ as she fed them fruit with her brothers.

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    1. Hi Ashley, thank you, it’s great to be back. What lovely memories you have of Cradle Mountain. It really is a special place. Hope all is well with you these days.

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