Mt Field National Park

including Russell Falls

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.

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.

Discover, Experience and Photograph

Lush green fern forests, streams and water droplets
Colours and shapes of fascinating fungi, mosses and lichens
Waterfalls in motion as they cascade over the escarpments
Rugged vistas of a picturesque alpine environment
Gnarly snow gums, unique pandani plants and native wildflowers
Colours, patterns and textures found on trunks of trees and their foliage
Native wildlife and birds in their natural habitats

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All-inclusive private tour

Private transport
Professional local guide
Fully-guided walks
Photography hints and guidance
National park entry
Morning tea
Picnic lunch
Drinking water

Duration

8-9 hours
(recommended departure 8.00am)

Enhance your experience

Add an accompanying expert photography tutor
Ideal for a tuition-focused experience to hone technical skills, or as a dedicated guide for advanced or professional photographers

Add activities, destinations and/or extra days
for a tailored itinerary or multi-day photo-oriented tour or photography retreat