Cra­dle Moun­tain

She now calls the beau­ti­ful beaches of Bali home but cre­ative di­rec­tor Lindy Klim says it was her Tas­ma­nian up­bring­ing that helped shape her.

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“My time in Tassie pro­duced my most en­chant­ing child­hood mem­o­ries. Sum­mer days that seemed to run on and on. Long hikes through the bush, pulling in nets and crab pots, pad­dling boats un­der the vast south­ern sky and build­ing fires on the beach into the cool­ing night. Even the lo­cal beach had the mag­i­cal name of Eggs and Ba­con Bay.

But in my 18 years of liv­ing there, I never got to Cra­dle Moun­tain. It was al­ways loom­ing in the dis­tance. Now, hav­ing fi­nally hiked it, I can say that it might be my favourite ‘new’ mem­ory. All the fa­mil­iar­ity of my child­hood – the same smells and the sweep­ing views – wrapped up in new­ness. Cra­dle Moun­tain has made me feel like a kid again and made me hun­gry for ad­ven­ture!”

CHRIS CR­ERAR pho­tog­ra­phy by

Lindy Klim on the pris­tine shores of Dove Lake in Cra­dle Moun­tain-Lake St Clair Na­tional Park. See page 81 for more on Cra­dle Moun­tain.

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