Weindorfers Forest Walk

15 min to 30 min

620 m
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Moderate track
Starting from the Waldheim Chalet at the end of Connells Avenue, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, this walk takes you along the Weindorfers Forest Walk. Perfect for families, this lovely stroll takes you through a beautiful rainforest, where you'll see ancient King Billy pines, pandani and Tasmania's renowned deciduous beech. The track leaves from Waldheim chalet and takes a painless grade through the forest. Waldheim Chalet provides an insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area and the people who played a pivotal role in the establishment of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Gustav and Kate Weindorfer. A visual and audio display details the rich history of the chalet and the renowned hospitality and colourful lives of the Weindorfers. Although the chalet is no longer used for accommodation, the nearby Waldheim Cabins offer simple and affordable lodgings. Each cabin is equipped with electric heating, single bunk beds, basic cooking utensils, a small refrigerator, crockery, cutlery and a standard electric stove, making Waldheim an excellent base for further adventures within the park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-41.6388425,145.9436817)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Murchison Highway, A10
  • Turn on to Belvoir Road, C132 then drive for 26.1 km
  • Turn right onto Cradle Mountain Road, C132 and drive for another 10.2 km
  • Turn right onto Connells Avenue and drive for another 680 m
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Track Notes
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Start.
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Weindorfer Forest Walk.
After another 45 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
Continue another 245 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 310 m to get back to the start.
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Weindorfers Forest Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 620 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 65 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
65 m[toilet]
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