The Chalet Healy Café reopens under new management for Tulip Festival in Springtime in August.
Summer 2020 trading hours are Thursday – Sunday. The Chalet will be open from 11 – 2 on Thursdays & Fridays, and 11 – 3 on Saturdays & Sundays.
Chalet Healy c1937 named in honour of TV (Tim) Healy of Vauclause NSW, who’s generosity to the YAL made the completion of this building possible. The architecture was inspired by the Canadian Style Log Cabins, resulting from Boss Simons desire for enriching education through travel and connection with global places.
The richness of the heritage of the Araluen Botanic Park is evident int the infrastructure,. Chalet Healy log cabin was built by the original pioneers to realise the visions of the original owner of Araluen JJ Boss Simons.
Boss established the Young Australia League (Y.A.L) who volunteered time as they set about to develop Chalet style buildings across the grounds for onsite accommodation using the materials on hand to provide opportunity to welcome global travellers, and exchange knowledge of gardens. flora, fauna, place and camaraderie. Chalet Healy is made from enormous Jarrah logs from the surrounding bushlands and heavy stone from the Stinton Creek.
Chalet Healy Café is a wonderful place to enjoy cafe style dining experience. the new menu is available here.
In Summer the purple flowering Wisteria covers the balcony, in the cooler months the warm log fire offers an authentic log cabin experience.
- Group bookings welcome (14 or more excluding August/September/October)
Kiosk opens seasonally with a selection of handmade grab and go goodies. (August/September/October)
Ph: 9234 2206