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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.
While this property is old and lacks exterior charm (to put it mildly), it is much better on the inside. The rooms and shared toilets and showers are pleasant. Dinner is really good (steak with blue cheese). What I did find unacceptable is the shower water. It was impossible to regulate temperature ...
It was a old property but well maintained We were made to feel welcome the bathroom was a bit dated, But all in all very clean
Quiet, wilderness, views, cleanliness. Only it’s far from any market and restaurants, but perfect if you buy your own food before going there and cook it yourself
We stayed for 3 nights in this very modern cottage in a great, quiet location close to the National Park. Cottage had everything for a comfortable stay. Would recommend staying here if you are spending some time in the Mt Field area.
This lovely clean home was a great base for exploring Mount Field National Park and also the Maydena Bike park is next door. Great as a family/ group stay. Everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. As a couple we just closed off the other 3 rooms and it felt cosy. Very warm with lots ...
Situated in Maydena, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Junee Caves and within 9 miles (15 km) of Marriot Falls Track Trailhead and Mount Field National Park. Styx Big Tree Reserve and Russell Falls are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated in Maydena, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Junee Caves and within 9 miles (15 km) of Marriot Falls Track Trailhead and Mount Field National Park. Styx Big Tree Reserve and Russell Falls are also within 9 miles (15 km).