Waldheim Chalets – stay right in Cradle Mountain National Park
Waldheim Chalets offer the ultimate in wilderness accommodation because of its unique location within the boundary of the Cradle Mountain National Park, and closeness to Ronnie Creek, start of the Overland Track.
Intrepid geo-travellers will delight in the eight rustic cabins snuggled in their natural bushland setting overlooking the wombat-filled button-grass plains behind the iconic Waldheim Chalet.
The eight strictly non-smoking cabins each sleep between four and eight travellers in single bunk beds. Guests usually bring all their own bedding, or linen can be provided for an additional charge of A$11.00 pp per night.
The cabins are well equipped with good cooking facilities, basic pots and pans, cutlery and crockery, so you can whip up a satisfying meal on the gas cook-top, or bake a batch of fresh biscuits in the gas oven.
The cabins also have a fridge, so you can take fresh food in with you, but there are no power points to charge your electrical devices or batteries.
Each cabin has a gas heater to warm you up after your hard day’s walk on any one of the 20 walking trails in the Cradle Mountain National Park. The magic of Waldheim Chalets is that that you step onto these trails right outside your front door – no shuttle bus required!
Good showers and flushing toilets are located very close by in the two amenities blocks.
The cabins are booked as a whole, so are ideal for families or small groups. 4 bunk cabins cost $95, 6 bunks $135 and 8 bunks $185.
Booking is easy through the Parks Tasmania website. Then all you need do is simply collect your keys from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre during office hours of 8.30am to 4.30pm. But if you can’t get there in office hours, the obliging staff will leave your cabin keys and directions on the notice board near the Centre entrance. How’s that for obliging!
This beautiful image has been shared by Dennis Harding – Tasmanian Wilderness Photographer