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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Visitors at Mount Field government huts
Mount Field government huts (photograph: Craig Vertigan)

Mount Field Government Huts

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


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

​​​$45 per hut, flat rate

Bookings:

​​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).

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​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.