Mt Field National Park

including Russell Falls

An array of natural wonders in Tasmania’s oldest national park , a nature photographer’s paradise…

Waterfalls | Fungi | Ferns | Native flowers | Birds and wildlife
Sub-alpine and rainforest habitats | Eucalypt forests | Glacial landscapes

Duration: 8-9 hours | Recommended departure time: 8.00am

An all-inclusive private tour
Private transport | Personal local guide | Fully-guided walks
National park entry | Morning tea | Picnic lunch | Drinking water
Photography hints and guidance throughout the day

Whether you are an avid photography enthusiast, a leisure or holiday photographer, or simply storing the images of the experience in your photographic memory – you will be sure to capture unique photos, not just snapshots.

This tour may be adapted into a more comprehensive tuition-focused experience.

A typical day…

Departing Hobart we travel north-west following the Derwent River to New Norfolk and on to Westerway, on the banks of the Tyenna River. The journey takes you through the birthplace of Australian hops where oast houses of the yesteryear form part of the stunning landscapes that Tasmania is renowned for.

Arriving at Mt Field National Park we make our way to Lake Dobson. The environment changes from tall forests to alpine moorland and a glacial landscape reminiscent of the Gondwana era – contrary to what you may expect, the diversity of plants actually increases with altitude! Enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake through ‘Pandani Grove’ and a habitat for endemic flora, native birds and wildlife, maybe even a platypus will grace us with its presence. Your photographic inspiration is sure to be awakened by the stunningly rugged alpine scenery.

After a specially prepared picnic lunch, we make our way back down the mountain. You’ll be enchanted by the easy walk through a forest of ferns and fungi to the magnificent 3-tiered Russell Falls – watch out for wallabies and pademelons too, or even a platypus in the creek!  Further along the trail we pause at another spectacular waterfall, Horseshoe Falls, then, into the Tall Trees Forest where you stand in awe beneath towering eucalypts – the tallest flowering plant and one of the tallest trees in the world, known as swamp gum or mountain ash.

It’s a day for you to ‘Discover, Experience and Photograph’ with Shutterbug Walkabouts and your local personal guide. During the return journey to Hobart you have the option of another brief stop or two for more photos.

For the shutterbug…

In all its myriad of shapes, colours and textures, nature is the perfect photographic subject.
At Mt Field National Park, Russell Falls and Lake Dobson there’s so much to focus on… here’s a snapshot of what you can expect
– Rugged vistas and tranquil green forests
– Water in motion as it cascades and forms into a waterfall
– Miniature forests of fungi, mosses and lichens on the forest floor
– Colours, patterns and textures of tree trunks and foliage
– Local resident wildlife and birds that love to pose for a portrait

To book your private tour to Mt Field National Park…
Enter the number of participants using the dropdown field below, select a date of travel and we will confirm your booking by reply. If your preferred date is indicated as not available or is within the next 7 days please contact us by email or telephone.

For this private tour, the cost is based on a minimum charge for the first person (or solo ) plus an additional per person rate for 2+ participants.