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Mount Field government huts (photograph: Craig Vertigan)

Mount Field Government Huts

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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 1/1/2020

​Campfire restrictions are now in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Parts of Tasmania are experiencing the driest conditions for the past three years with traditionally wet or damp gullies now dry. An above average fire season has been forecast for the east and south eastern parts of Tasmania due to warmer and drier conditions.

These conditions have increased the risk of unattended or poorly constructed campfires escaping and becoming bushfires. We have a duty of care to our community and want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.

​​​$45 per hut, flat rate


​​Bookings are required and can be made online or by calling (03) 6491 1179.

Keys can be collected from (and returned to) the Mount Field Visitor Centre.

Please read the Terms and Conditions associated with the Government ​​Huts before making your booking.

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Government Huts are located 15 kilometres from the entrance of Mount Field National Park, along the unsealed Lake Dobson Road. Slippery conditions may be experienced after periods of heavy rain. In winter months the road may be affected by snow and frost. If travelling during the colder months, prepare your vehicle for these conditions (eg. anti-freeze, snow chains).


Situated at approximately 1000m elevation, Government Huts provide an excellent base for experiencing the alpine regions of Mount Field National Park. They are nestled among snow gums and overlook a beautiful alpine moorland.

The Government Huts were established on the Lake Dobson Road in 1940s for the use of the original Lake Dobson road workers, before being moved to their current location near Lake Dobson.

Government Huts provide low-cost, basic accommodation for visitors and small groups. There are five small huts with space for six visitors each. The complex includes a communal toilet facility as well as a woodshed and water tank (but no showers).

Facilities are minimal, consisting of bunks with mattresses, sink with cold water​, wood heater and firewood, table and benches. There is no electricity, gas or other services and parties must be self-reliant. 

Gas cookers and lamps are recommended, as well as the usual camping provisions.

There are numerous walks within the park, many of which start close by the huts. The huts are just a 10 minute walk from Lake Dobson.