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Tasmania #02
Experience the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area of Cradle Mountain National Park in Rain and Sunshine during this Photographic Record of my 2006 Tour.
Date(s): February 2006. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 105 of 105 Total. 11920 Visits.
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Tasmania #02 Collage

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Dove Lake
Cradle Mountain World Heritage National Park, Tasmania

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Commencing walk
Commencing the anti-clockwise walk around the 6kms Dove Lake Circuit in light rain

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View of Dove Lake

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Boatshed on Dove Lake
Cradle Mountain behind is obscured by Cloud

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Boatshed on Dove Lake

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View across Dove Lake

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Glancing Back

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Gunn's geebung (Persoonia gunnii)

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Ripples on Dove Lake

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White Tea-tree foreground

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Really Raining now!!

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Glimmer of Light

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Waterfall on Dove Lake Circuit

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Waterfall on Dove Lake Circuit

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Cloud rolled in 2 minutes later

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Cloud covered Waterfall

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Smoking Mountains

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Hidden Views

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Raindrops Falling

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Ballroom Forest
Ancient Cool Temperate Rainforest of Cradle Mountain World Heritage National Park

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Ballroom Forest Walkway

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Moss and Lichens

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Dark Forest

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Wet Boardwalk

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Steep Descent

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More Rain

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Misty View

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Capped by Cloud

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Covered by Cloud

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Banksia Frame

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Fresh Vegatation

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Through the Trees

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Weather changes quickly

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Mixed Vegetation

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Cutting Grass
Gahnia grandis Cyperaceae is a saw sedge, not a true grass

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Across Dove Lake to Waterfall

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Waterfall from across Dove Lake

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Beyond the Trees

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Zoomed to Waterfall

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Boatshed on Far Bank

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Zoomed to Boatshed

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Cloud Rolling In

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Still Walking around Dove Lake

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Completion of 6km Dove Lake Circuit
Beautiful Cradle Mountain is completely hidden in Cloud

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Another Day Dawns

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Pencil Pine Falls
Cascading Waterfall surrounded by Pencil Pines (Athrotaxis cupressoides)

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Rainforest Walk along Pencil Pine Creek

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Moss and Lichen

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Myrtle-beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii)
The dominant species of the cool temperate rainforest

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Alpine Moorland Waldheim
Button Grass and Alpine Ferns form the vegetation of these Glacial Plains at Waldheim

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Waldheim Alpine Moorland

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Tasmanian Pademelon

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King Billy pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides)

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Waldheim Chalet
Gustav Weindorfer built 'Waldheim' (his 'forest home') in Cradle Valley and lived there with his wife Kate until his death in 1932

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Gustav Weindorfer
He began the movement that eventually led to the Cradle Mountain Wilderness World Heritage listing

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Kate Weindorfer in the historic Waldheim Chalet

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Weindorfer's Grave
Pandani (Richea pandanifolia Epacridaceae) beside the Grave of Gustav Weindorfer at Waldheim

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Weindorfers Forest Walk

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Forest Floor
Pine Needles, Moss and Liverwort on the Forest Floor at Waldheim

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Ancient Tree Base
This Giant of the Forest is over 1,000 years old and stands tall in Weindorfers Forest

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Ancient Tree Top
Upper part of this Ancient Tree which is over 1,000 years old

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King Billy Stump
This Stump remains from a tree that was logged over 90 years ago. The hard timber has weathered to a smooth marble like surface on the stump

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Cool Rainforest Ferns

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Finger Fern (Grammitis billardieri Grammitidaceae)

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King Billy Pines and Pandani at Waldheim

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Re-visit Dove Lake

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Zoomed in to view the peaks of Cradle Mountain

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Cradle Mountain beyond Dove Lake

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Marions Lookout

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Ronny Creek
Leaving Ronny Creek for 5km walk to Cradle Valley Visitors Centre

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Conifers beside Cradle Valley Boardwalk

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Hillside Chalet

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Mountain View

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Winding Boardwalk

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Creek Crossing

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Mountain Stream

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Hillside View

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Eucalypts and Button Grass

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Dainty Alpine Flowers

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Conifers and Eucalypts

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Ground cover
Button Grass (Gymnoschoenus spaerocephalus) and Alpine Coral Fern (Gleichenia alpina) beside Cradle Valley Boardwalk

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Dieback of Eucalypts

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Dying Trees

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Tea-tree (Leptospernum nitidum)

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Red Leaves of young Eucalypts

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View from Cradle Valley Boardwalk

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Tasmanian Waratah (Telopea truncata)

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Cutting Grass (Gahnia grandis Cyperaceae)

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Natural Bushland

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Wombat's Home in Hollow Tree Trunk

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Trees and Ferns
An understory of Alpine Fern and Button Grass

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Winding uphill path of Cradle Valley Boardwalk

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Button Grass (Gymnoschoenus spaerocephalus)

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Weary Walkers

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Walking the Cradle Valley Boardwalk

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View of Cradle Mountain

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Mountain View
The Zig Zag Trail of the Cradle Mountain Boardwalk as it winds up Snake Hill

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Cradle Mountain
Zoomed in for the last view of Cradle Mountain from the Cradle Valley Boardwalk

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Snow Gum (Eucalyptus coccifera)

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Trunks of Contrasting Colours

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Rugged Hill

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Snow Gums and Button Grass

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Snow Gums and Button Grass

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Walk completed
Routes completed:- Dove Lake Circuit and Cradle Valley Boardwalk from Ronny Creek to Visitor Centre

   
 
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