Mt Field National Park is just over one hour’s drive from Hobart via New Norfolk.
This beautiful national park was added to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 2013. The park has spectacular glaciated landscapes, some of the world’s tallest eucalypt forests and a network of excellent walking tracks, from overnight alpine walks, to the sealed 15 minute wheelchair accessible walk to the beautiful Russell Falls. For many people, this three-tier waterfall is the prettiest in Tasmania.
Lady Barron Falls - Mt Field National Park
The visitor centre features interpretation displays, shop and a café. Access to the alpine area is via the Lake Dobson Road, which climbs for 16 km through a succession of forest types to reach Lake Dobson and its walking tracks.
During autumn, the slopes of the mountains which back onto Tarn Shelf become a riot of colour as the fagus, or deciduous beech, turns gold, red and orange.
There’s something here for everyone, from short walks and peaceful picnics in the lower section of the park (shelters and electric barbecues provided) to skiing and longer bushwalks in the higher sections of the park. Camping and alpine hut accommodation is also available.
During summer, rangers lead a variety of activities such as walks and talks for adults and children. Enquire at the park office or on the park’s website to find out if there is a current program. Remember to bring warm, rain- and wind-proof clothing – no matter what time of year you visit.
For enquiries please contact the Parks and Wildlife Visitor Centre on (03) 6288 1149 or visit the park’s pages at www.parks.tas.gov.au/natparks/mtfield