Bookings are not taken for campsites and instead it is run on a first-in basis. For the best chance of finding a vacant site it is advised to arrive at the campground by mid-morning as checkout time is 10am.
Payments for camping can be made at either the campgrounds's self registration booth (cash payments only) or at the Visitor Centre during operating hours.
Park entry fees apply and can be pre-paid online or at the Visitor Centre. For after hours arrivals, park entry fees can be purchased online or at the Visitor Centre using pay and display envelopes (cash payment only).
If the campground is full there are no alternative campgrounds within the National Park. A privately-run campground is located five minutes from the park entrance.
The Mount Field Visitor Centre is open daily and has
information on walks and other activities in the area, as well as sales of
park passes. The complex also contains the privately-run Waterfalls Café,
offering a variety of food and drinks, as well as a gallery where a range of
souvenirs are available for sale.
Picnic facilities with electric barbecues can be found in
the extensive visitor centre grounds, along the banks of the Tyenna River and
Russell Falls Creek.
Access to the Lake Dobson carpark is up a winding gravel
road, 16km past the Park entrance. Due to snow conditions, vehicles
using this road may require chains and at times the road may be closed. Phone
03 6288 1149 for information on road conditions. This road is not suitable for
campervans or buses.
Throughout winter, ski tows operate on the
slopes on weekends and holidays when conditions are suitable. These facilities
are operated by the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association and it is best to check
if they are operating in advance. Visit the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association website or phone 03 6288 1166.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.