Mt Field National Park
Proclaimed in 1916, Mt Field is Tasmania's oldest national park (along with Freycinet) and sits little more than an hour's drive north of Hobart. There's an upstairs, downstairs structure to the park, with its rainforest-covered lower slopes leaking waterfalls, while its tips hold exposed alpine moorlands, a laid-back ski field and the wonderful Tarn Shelf, which turns on one of Tasmania's finest autumn spectacles when the native fagus (beech) glows gold.
It’s an accessible day trip from Hobart, or you can bunk down overnight. Either way, things can get mighty chilly here – bring warm clothing!
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Mt Field National Park.