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Mount Field National Park is the location of Russell Falls the most beautiful waterfall in Tasmania.Featuredon the first Australia stamp to encourage tourism. A one hour drive from Hobart passing along the beautiful Derwent Valley.

Mt Field was the second declared National Park in Australia beaten by the Royal National park making Mount Field the third oldest National Park in the world.

There are two sections at Mount Field National Park. The first as you enter the park with a visitor centre and the short famous Russell Falls walk.  The second is high up in the alpine region and reached by a 16 km dirt road to Lake Dobson.

Mount Field National Park is known for the extensive range of very easy short walks to longer and more challenging. A diversity of landscapes and vegetation makes Mt Field one of the best areas to walk in Tasmania and suitable for all levels of hiking. The chance to see one of the Tasmania land mammals is high.

Russell Falls is the most popularwalk and a takes about 10 minutes from the visitor centre and suitable for a wheelchair. The trackis lined with ferns and giant eucalypts.

Russell Falls Hobart

Horseshoe Falls a short distance upstream from Russell Falls is another stunning waterfall.

Horseshoe Falls Hobart

Lady Barron Falls is the third of the three famous Mt Field waterfalls, named after Lady Clara Barron the wife of Sir Harry Barron, the Governor of Tasmania from 1909 to 1913.

Lady Barron Falls

flickr image by Shaun Versey

The Tall Trees walk starts a short distance up the Lake Dobson road. This half hour walk passes by the swamp gums the world’s tallest flowering plants.
Combine all as one circuitwith Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Lady Barron Falls and the Tall Trees over two hours.

The Pandani Grove Nature Walk is an alpine walk around Lake Dobson with subalpine vegetation, tall pandanis, and pencil pines.
Seager’s Lookout starts at Lake Fenton car park and takes 2 hours and has good views.

Tarn Shelf is a charming collection of small glacial lakes and reached from a track off the ski fields, reached by the Urquart Track from Lake Dobson.

MT Field

A longer walk is Mount Field East that goes past Lake Nicholls and will take around five hours. Mt Field West is a full day and for experiencedwalkers.

A full day walk includes Tarn Shelf, Twilight Tarn, Lake Newdegate, and Lake Webster whichcrosses Tarn Shelf and comes back around the lakes.

From Wombat Moor is a track to Lake Belton and Lake Belcher.

The Rodway Range Tarn Shelf circuit provides views from the Rodway Range.

The Mt Field ski area is at Mount Mawson at 1250 metres is operated by the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association. There are three rope tows with skiing each weekend.  There are cross country skiing options reached from Mount Mawson including the Rodway Range, the Tarn Shelf and Mount Field West.


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