Mt Field National Park

Derwent Valley – Tasmania

Mt Field National Park is distinguished by exquisite fern-rich rainforest, stately tall trees, graceful waterfalls, alpine tarns and charismatic native wildlife and birds. You’ll feel as if you are a world away from anywhere – in a place where an array of photogenic natural wonders awaits you and your camera.

Connect with nature through photography

While the tall trees are sure to leave you pleasantly awestruck by their might and grandeur, the constantly changing views of spectacular glaciated landscapes will astound. The lushness of the rainforest will take your breath away, while endemic alpine flora like King Billy Pine, Scoparia, Pandani and Tasmanian Waratah will awaken your curiosity.

Maybe you’ll find photographic inspiration in the fern fronds unfurling or the beautiful hues and textures of the bark on the trees. Look closely for native orchids delicately standing tall, or a showy Tasmanian Waratah flowering in spring. What about the wonderous world of fungi, mosses, and lichens with their impressive colours, textures and patterns? Or a see the spectacular colours of Fagus (Nothofagus gunnii) during autumn.

Imagine seeing a Tasmanian Pademelon foraging by the trail, or an encounter with an Echidna as it saunters by. Perhaps you will pause by a stream where a platypus is sometimes seen or be enchanted by a vibrant Pink Robin joining in.

Whether the waterfalls are a deluge or a tiny trickle, Russell Falls cascades from 50m (165ft) above, into the creek below. Watch as the water swirls around the river rocks as it continues flowing downstream. Horseshoe Falls may not be as well-known, though with such beauty and photogenic charm, a feeling of wonder cannot be ignored.

Imagine the photos you could take…

Any time of year is great for photography at Mt Field National Park. There is always something to see, or to see differently and if you’ve been there before, well there’s bound to be something that’s transformed through the seasons.
The region that includes Mt Field National Park is susceptible to dramatic changes in the weather and conditions. This includes a possibility of snow in summer and clear blue skies and sunny days in winter. For this reason, adaptations to the itinerary may at times be necessary or recommended accordingly.

Discover, experience and photograph Mt Field National Park

with Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania

Private day tours
Limited time in Tasmania? On a self-drive holiday?
Our private photo-oriented nature and wildlife day tours are an interpretive nature-based experience for photo-enthusiasts and outdoorsy non-photographers. Professional local guide, fully guided walks and in-the-moment practical photography hints and tips.

A personalised tour tailored just for you
A custom itinerary refined to your interests.
Mt Field National Park is located in the Derwent Valley just an hour or so from Hobart. Add Mt Field National Park to your personalised itinerary to Tasmania’s southwest, northwest and/or central highlands regions.

Full day private photography tuition
Spend a day focusing intently on a specific genre of photography for a private and personalised photography workshop. Long exposures of the waterfalls and streams, close-ups of fungi or orchids, bird or wildlife photography… your choice.