Mt Field National Park

including Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Tall Trees Forest and Lake Dobson

Discover, experience and photograph an array of natural wonders in Tasmania’s oldest national park

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

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.

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.

Duration

9-10 hours
(recommended departure 8.00am)

Included

Private transport in comfortable & spacious SUV
Professional local guide providing insightful commentary
Fully-guided walks
Photography hints and guidance
National park entry
Drinking water

Not included

Meals and refreshments
(catered picnic lunch available)

Private Tour

1 participant: $780 (minimum cost)
2 participants: $395 per person
3-4 participants: $275 per person
5-6 participants: $170 per person

Vehicle

You will travel in a stylish and spacious SUV
2016 Toyota Kluger
Seats up to 6 passengers* plus driver
(* 5th & 6th passengers will be seated in a 3rd row best suited to persons of smaller stature)
 

Enhance your experience

Meal and refreshments
Maximise your time enjoying the outdoors, bypass the need to self-cater, eliminate queueing to order. Let us cater a delicious morning tea and picnic lunch for you.

Add an accompanying expert photography tutor
Include more photography instruction into your day
(ideal for groups comprising a mix of photographers and non-photographers)

Add an overnight or more
Ask about our tailored multi-day tours and weekend photography retreats. Mt Field is easily visited en route to Tasmania’s south west, north-west and central highlands regions.

Discover, Experience and Photograph

Impressive waterfalls, streams and rivers
Lush green fern forests
Fascinating fungi, mosses and lichens
Rugged vistas of an alpine environment
Gnarly snow gums, unique pandani plants and native wildflowers
Native wildlife and birds in their natural habitat
and a diversity of seasonal focal points

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