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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves


The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!


In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season


The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

10. Mt Field National Park

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves
Russell Falls track
From Hobart, take the Brooker Hwy (A10) to New Norfolk, then B62 and B61 through Westerway to the Mt Field turnoff.

Mt Field is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most loved national parks, and has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife. The visitor centre and café are fully accessible, as are the toilets within the building. The track to Russell Falls, one of Tasmania’s best known scenic attractions, leaves from behind the visitor centre. The track surface is sealed, wide and fairly level. It is suitable for wheelchair users, although some may require assistance. Located 50 metres before the visitor centre, the day use area has a number of accessible sites with sheltered picnic tables and BBQs. The nearby campground has accessible toilets, and its own picnic area with sheltered tables and BBQs.