Mt Field National Park
Mt Field National Park is Tasmania's most accessible national park (a 90-minute drive from Hobart on the Rivers Run route or B61) with a diverse glacial landscape showing the island's geological links to Antarctica. The rocks you walk are at least 170 million years old and the plant life includes giant swamp gums, snow gums, myrtle, sassafras, King Billy pine and Australia's only endemic deciduous tree the fagus or beech. If you are visiting in late April early May the mountains that surround Tarn Shelf are a riot of gold red and orange.
The visitor centre features interpretation displays, shop and a bistro. Picnic and camping facilities are nearby. Access to the alpine area is via the Lake Dobson Road, which climbs for 16 km through a succession of forest types to reach Lake Dobson and its walking tracks.
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This is a relatively easy walk and the scenery is very attractive. The walk begins at the information center. Parking is available.
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There is a information center where tourists can park and food, drink and souvenirs can be purchased. Camping facilities are also available. A national parks pass will be required for vehicle entry, and costs around $20.00 for a day pass. There is an after hours facility to purchase these passes if the visitor center is closed. Russell Falls is only 10 minutes away from the center.
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Ellendale 7140. Tel: 6288 1280. Self-contained cottage in Derwent Valley.
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