Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cradle Mountain - Australia

Kimberley helped me to get rif of some cards and in return sent me this beautiful Cradle Mountain card. The cards shows a rainforest stream, the Lake Dove Boat Shed built in 1940 and the Waldheim Chalet, built in 1912 by Gustav and Kate Weindorfer. This chalet was used for accomodation until 1974. After a fire, it was beyond repair and demolished. It was rebuilt in 1976.

"Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park, itself a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore. Icy streams cascading out of rugged mountains, stands of ancient pines mirrored in the still waters of glacial lakes and a wealth of wildlife ensure there is always something to captivate you. The area is one of the most popular natural areas in Tasmania.
Cradle is the starting point for the world-famous Overland Track, a magnificent 6 day walk through the heart of some of the finest mountain terrain." - in:

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