Welcome to Mt Field National Park
Mt Field, 80km northwest of Hobart and 7km beyond Westerway, was declared a national park in 1916. It is famed for its alpine moorlands, lakes, rainforest, impressive waterfalls, walks, skiing and rampant wildlife. It’s an accessible day trip from Hobart, or you can bunk down overnight. Either way, things can get mighty chilly here – bring a woolly hat!
Top experiences in Mt Field National Park
Mt Field National Park activities
3-Day West Coast Tasmania Tour from Hobart Including Cradle Mountain, Montezuma Falls and Strahan
Day 1: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair and Mount Field National ParkAfter meeting your guide at your centrally located Hobart hotel, travel towards Russell Falls and experience the spectacular World Heritage wilderness and incredible waterfalls. This picture perfect stop is located in Mt Field National Park, an easy walk through the forest. You may even be lucky enough to spot Tasmanian wildlife before you stop to take in the stunning mountain top views.Next, stop for lunch at Lake St Clair before heading to one of Tasmania’s small hydro heritage towns, Tarraleah before watching the sunset over Lake Rosebery.Day 2: Montezuma Falls, Strahan & Henty DunesAs you wake this morning, prepare yourself for an incredible experience as you head off to the Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest waterfall. Starting from Williamstown you'll take a 3-hour walk along a level track towards the 450-feet (140-meter) cascading waterfall. Wander back along the track through the ancient rainforest before enjoying a delicious lunch (own expense) in the beautiful small town of Strahan. Here you'll have spare time to wander the town or run wild on the giant Hendy sand dunes, the largest dune field in Tasmania.Day 3: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Salmon Tasting & Cataract GorgeToday head to Cradle Mountain where you'll have time to take a quiet stroll through the wild landscape or take on a more challenging hike up the mountain for the incredible views. Next, visit Sheffield, the town of murals where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (own expense) followed by hot smoked salmon tasting.Finish of the day visiting Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge, just a short 15-minute walk from the city center.The tour ends in Launceston at 6pm (optional transfer available back to Hobart at extra cost)
Private Mt Field National Park Day Trip from Hobart Including Salmon Ponds and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Your personalized driver guide will take you for a journey, through the northern suburbs of Hobart and then following the contours of the Derwent River through to the delightful country town of New Norfolk and winding past the hop fields of Bushy Park. Mt Field National Park will appear on your right after about 1-hour into your tour. After a short 10 minute stroll along a sealed pathway, admiring the tall swamp gum forest and observing massive tree ferns, Russell Falls can be heard in the distance as approaching. A beautiful photo opportunity will open up in front of your eyes, allowing you to capture this memory with your group. Continuing on your day, a picturesque 30-minute drive will take you to the Salmon Ponds where you can feed the fish and see a fish frenzy.A lunch stop at Brighton's Best Bakehouse will be enjoyed before a visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, arriving at approximately 1:45pm. Here, you will be able to meet the wombats, watch the Tasmanian devils being fed, say hello to the koalas, feed the kangaroos and see many other Australian animals.You will then be returned to your requested drop off location in the Hobart area.
Mt Field and Styx Valley Photography Tour
You will be collected from your accommodation in Hobart and we will depart at around 8:30am to spend the day in Mt Field National Park and the Styx Valley of the Giants.You will travel in a comfortable and modern small vehicle.After just over 1 hours driving, during which you will begin the discussion on photographic tips and tricks, you will arrive at Mt Field to spend the morning on the Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls tracks. The main subject for photography will of course be the waterfalls, and your photographer guide will discuss exposure techniques for achieving the beautiful silky effect of cascading water. Lunch is included at the Waterfalls Cafe in the Visitor Centre.After lunch, drive approximately 30 minutes to the secluded Styx Valley. The first stop will be on the bridge where you will keep your eyes open for the ever elusive platypus. You will then spend a couple of hours viewing and photographing the tall trees and beautiful rainforest including a stunning walk along the banks of the Styx River.The day is designed to allow participants ample time to learn lots while enjoying the experience of being in this wonderful environment. The small group nature of the workshop guarantees the opportunity to discuss all the fundamental aspects of aspects of landscape photography such as composition, ISO, filters and exposure settings. Printed notes are provided for future reference. All levels of photographic experience are welcome, and beginners in particular are guaranteed to learn lots!The workshop finishes back at your hotel in Hobart around 6pm.
5-Day Highlights of Tasmania: Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain and Salamanca Markets
Day 1: Hobart Arrival in Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart and transfer to your accommodation. Enjoy a day at leisure in Hobart. You might like to allow time to stroll through Hobart’s legendary Salamanca Markets and to visit Tasmania’s newest attraction, MONA. The Museum of Old & New Art is one of the world’s most unique and controversial museums. View the largest private art collection in Australia with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern art. Overnight: Hotel Style Hobart, 4 star Day 2: Bonorong - Mt Field National Park (B,L) Today, travel to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to experience Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Wallabies, Quolls and other Australian animals first hand. Continue to Tasmania’s oldest National Park, Mt Field. Explore the green forest canopy of the National Park with a rainforest walk to Russell Falls and a beautiful circuit via Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees. Here you crane your neck to see some of the tallest trees in the world. Overnight: Hotel Style Hobart, 4 star Day 3: Tasman Peninsula - Port Arthur - Freycinet Peninsula (B,L) Enjoy a scenic drive to Tasmania’s East Coast. Explore the Tasman Peninsula where you will visit Port Arthur and hear the story of Tasmania’s famous UNESCO world heritage listed convict settlement. Continue to the Freycinet Peninsula with its exceptional beauty, pristine white sandy beaches and granite coastline. Overnight: Lodge style Freycinet, 4 star Day 4: Freycinet National Park - Launceston (B,L) This morning there will be time to explore the unsurpassed beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula. Take an interpreted walk to the world famous Wineglass Bay lookout for some stunning photo opportunities. Continue your journey to Launceston for an introductory tour and explore the scenic Cataract Gorge where the Tamar River forces its way through sheer rocky cliffs. Overnight: Hotel Style Launceston, 4 star Day 5: Cradle Mountain - Launceston (B,L) After breakfast leave Launceston and travel to UNESCO world heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. Your guide will introduce you to the many endemic fauna and flora species of the region whilst enjoying picturesque views of the spectacular craggy peaks of Cradle Mountain. After lunch return to Launceston where your guide will bid you farewell.