Mt Field National Park Tour
Mt Field National Park is a must-visit destination for adventurous, nature-loving travellers who are thinking of visiting Tasmania, located 60km northwest of Hobart. Explore the entire National Park in all its pure, natural glory! Stunning waterfalls, sprawling eucalyptus forests and glistening lakes are embedded heavily within this National Park.
Mt Field National Park provides excellent visitor facilities that are wheelchair friendly. Trek to the Pandani Grove as you walk around Lake Dobson, or hike to the summit past Horseshoe Falls – whatever trail you blaze will be filled with unique plant and animal life and breathtaking photo opportunities. Add Mount Field National Park to your Tasmania day trip today and take in everything the Tasmanian wilderness has to offer.
- Russell Falls
- Horseshoe Falls
- Mt Field National Park
- Tall Trees Walk
- Hotel Transfers
- Friendly Guide
- Bottled Water
- Parking Fees
- Toll Fees
- Child Safety Chair (if required)
- Heaps of Fun
Our guide will greet you at the hotel in the morning. Upon return to Hobart, you can choose to be transferred to either hotel or any restaurant around Hobart.
for 8 seater vehicle
(Suitable for 1 to 7 passengers)
for 12 seater vehicle
(Suitable for 8 to 11 passengers)
Setting off from the visitor centre at Mt Field National Park, the trail to Russell Falls is a quick and easy 1.4km trek that takes less than 20 minutes. The walk is even suitable for wheelchair users (yay!) as the path is flat with no steps or steep climbs. Upon arriving at the falls, you’ll feel an overwhelming sense of peace as the green, mossy environment of the forest around you melds with the breathtaking beauty of the cascading waterfall. When you’re ready to head back to the visitor centre you can go back the way you came or follow the loop trail around to the other side of the creek. Keep your eyes open – you may spot a platypus hiding in the aquatic ferns. The experience only gets better if you decide to follow this trail at night. Luminescent glow worms fill the mossy, leafy vegetation guiding you along the trail.
As you make your way along the walking tracks in Mt Field National Park, you simply cannot miss the captivating Horseshoe Falls, located only 10 minutes from Russell Falls on a connected trail. The trail will lead you on a learning journey with its informational signage outlining some of the plants and animals you may see along the way. Looking at the falls, you can see why the name Horseshoe Falls was chosen for this magical cascade. The stream above the falls breaks off into two distinct waterfalls that then come together again creating an unusual horseshoe effect. With mossy rocks, flowing ferns and sparkling streams, Horseshoe Falls truly is a magical place to visit.
Mt Field National Park
Mt Field is known as “the park for all seasons” due to its ever-changing views and its stunning atmosphere and environment that never fail to impress, no matter what time of year it is. In 2013 this National Park was added to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area due to its wide range of native flora and fauna and its stunning array of features including glacial lakes and waterfalls. With a visitor centre, café, barbecues, picnic facilities, campsites and caravan access you can choose to visit for the day or camp and take a night-time walk through the park. You’ll need to purchase a National Park pass before entering the park.
Mount Field National Park pass: $20.60 per person, free for children under 5 years old.
Tall Trees Walk
Making your way along the Tall Trees Walk you’ll find yourself surrounded by – yep, you guessed it – some insanely tall trees! Witness the life span of the world’s tallest flowering plant, the giant swamp gum, as you gaze upward up to 30 metres to see these beauties in their prime, as well as in their final stages of life, fallen across the forest floor. These trees can live for hundreds of years, sometimes towering over 100 metres in height. The Tall Trees Walk is a 30-minute circuit (about 1km long) with a hardened track surface and gentle hill sections. It is suitable for people of most ages – children must always be supervised along the way. You can access this walk via Lake Dobson Road in Mt Field National Park.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
These glorious botanic gardens are the second oldest of their kind in Australia! They feature the largest public collection of conifers in the entire southern hemisphere and a stunningly peaceful Japanese garden. There’s also a delightfully aromatic herb garden and the community food garden known as “Pete’s Patch”. With a delightful little café and activities like birdwatching available to enjoy, these gardens are a must for any Hobart tour. Entry costs just a gold coin donation that goes directly towards the upkeep and maintenance of the gardens.
This quaint little piece of historical goodness is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s conveniently nestled just 20 minutes out of Hobart and 15 minutes from the airport. Full of gorgeous Georgian architecture heritage buildings that date back to the 1820s, you’ll find yourself transported back in time, adoring the amazing history of this little town. It’s fun for the whole family with craft boutiques, museums, tea shops and much more on offer. Well-established vineyards are just a hop, skip and a jump away, making a cheeky winery tour absolutely on the cards. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a fun family holiday.
ADDITIONAL TOUR OPTIONS:
Tas Live Abalone
Tas Live Abalone is the place to go to find fresh, delicious, Tasmanian abalone. Visit their factory outlet and pick up some dried black lip abalone, greenfish sea cucumber or frozen green lip abalone, plus more! Take a guided tour of the factory where the passionate staff will explain the entire abalone journey from top to bottom. The tour is such a unique experience that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. And don’t worry – if you find that you love their products, you can always purchase more online via their website once you get home from your visit to Tasmania.
Barilla Bay Oysters
$1 oysters, tea-smoked Tasmanian octopus, kilpatrick brisket, smoked oyster tacos, crumbed flathead fillets – what a menu! And that’s just the beginning. Barilla Bay Oysters have such an amazing selection of Tasmania’s best local delicacies. You’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice. Their onsite shop has a range of local cheeses, homemade relishes, delicious honey and gorgeous South Sea Shell Pearls. If you’ve got time, you can book in a Barilla Bay Oyster Farm, Gillespies Ginger Beer and Candy Abalone tour. You’ll even get to taste 6 of Barilla Bay’s finest, freshest, plump oysters once you finish the tour. Yum!
St. David’s Cathedral isn’t located within the National Park, but it is a must-visit for any Tasmania tour itinerary. It is located right in the very heart of Hobart City, providing an awe-inspiring experience for all who visit. Religious or not – it doesn’t matter – your jaw will drop at the stunning display of architectural design that has gone into building this vast structure. The cathedral hosts meticulously crafted stained glass windows, old-school brickwork and internal features that complement the grandiose of the building and the grounds perfectly. Whether you stop by to engage in prayer or simply to marvel at the architecture, St. David’s Cathedral is truly a wonderful place to visit.
With many of the walking trails accessible from the Lake Dobson carpark, this is the perfect place to start your day, fitting in a quick walk around the lake itself before tackling the rest of the tracks. The lake is located about 16km from the Mt Field National Park visitor centre along a gravel road with gorgeous scenery to take in along the way. A 30-minute walk around this glistening body of water will allow you to see native vegetation including Tasmanian waratahs, tree ferns and giant eucalyptus trees. In winter, you can access the Mount Mawson ski field from Lake Dobson for some fun in a snowy, winter wonderland. In autumn, the Tarn Shelf hillsides are alive with splashes of gorgeous golds, reds and oranges as the trees change colour in preparation for the cooler months.
The Museum of Old and New Art is located on the shores of the River Derwent near Berriedale, just north of Hobart City. It offers a wide range of exhibitions, amazing architecture and much more. Take a tour of this magnificent place and then sit down to delicious lunch in any one of their conveniently located restaurants or cafes. They even have a cellar door for people who don’t mind a sip of wine with their artwork. Aside from the museum itself, MONA offers luxury accommodation nearby at the MONA Pavillions. It’s the perfect place for artsy couples or individuals to bask in the history of art, both old and new.
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