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Explore preserved tracts of ancient forest and secluded alpine landscapes and walk through shady fern gullies to some of the world’s tallest trees in Mt. Field National Park. It is part of a larger World Heritage-listed national park that has been protected for over a century. Come here to see some of Tasmania’s rugged and remote landscapes within an easy drive from Hobart.
Check out the national park’s visitor centre to learn about what Mt. Field has to offer during the season of your stay. Learn about the national park’s fascinating ecology and what species of animals you might encounter. Spot native mammals including the eastern quoll and the eastern barred bandicoot. Choose from a range of short nature walks and longer hikes departing from the visitor centre. A popular walk weaves through giant ferns and towering old-growth trees to the stunning cascades of Russell Falls. This much-photographed natural attraction adorned one of Australia’s first stamps.
Walk to more picturesque waterfalls, including Lady Barron Falls and Horseshoe Falls. Fascinating alpine plant species can be seen on the Pandani Grove trail around Lake Dobson. You’ll see the world’s tallest flowering tree, the Tasmanian mountain ash, as well as the beautiful seasonal hues of the deciduous native beech. Hike to the peak of Mt. Field to see delicate alpine heaths and cushion grasses. Pack a picnic and enjoy your lunch with magnificent mountain views.
In the winter, go skiing across the higher plateaus. Mt. Field has ski tows and a scenic network of cross-country ski trails. Go caving in Junee Cave to the south of the national park. Camping and caravan sites as well as a café and shop are located next to the park’s entrance,.
Mt. Field National Park is just over an hour’s drive from Hobart, via New Norfolk. Lodging can be found in nearby Westerway, Ellendale and New Norfolk. Check the ski report for the area by looking up the weather reports for Mt. Mawson. Entry to Mt. Field National Park requires a parks pass.
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Situated in the mountains, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Junee Caves and Tasmanian Wilderness. Tyenna River Conservation Area and Humboldt Ridge Regional Reserve are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in Tyenna, this cottage is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Mount Field National Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Russell Falls and Junee Caves. Tall Trees Walk and Styx Big Tree Reserve are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated in Maydena, this cabin is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Junee Caves, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Styx Big Tree Reserve and Russell Falls. Tall Trees Walk and Horseshoe Falls are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated in a rural location, this inn is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Mount Field National Park and 7.7 mi (12.3 km) from Junee Caves. Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens is 18.1 mi (29.1 km) away.
Situated in Maydena, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Junee Caves and Tasmanian Wilderness. Tyenna River Conservation Area and Humboldt Ridge Regional Reserve are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in a national park, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Junee Caves, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Marriot Falls Track Trailhead and Mount Field National Park. Styx Big Tree Reserve and Russell Falls are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Mount Field National Park and 25.8 mi (41.5 km) from The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School & Farm.
Situated in the historical district, this luxury lodge is 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Mount Field National Park and Stefano Lubiana Wines. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Museum of Old and New Art are also within 32 mi (52 km).