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Mt Field National Park [2] is a national park in Tasmania.


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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  • Russell Falls. Tasmania's most famous series of waterfalls, in a lush rainforest setting.

This is a relatively easy walk and the scenery is very attractive. The walk begins at the information center. Parking is available.

Detailed information is available at [3].

  • Horseshoe Falls. Just 10 minutes past Russel Falls, the stunning Horseshoe Falls is a sight to see. The trail is sealed and suitable for wheelchairs and strollers alike, measuring up to be 1 km, taking about 30 minutes to complete.
  • Tarn Shelf. This trail has a series of small but delightful glacial lakes. This walk takes a few hours and can be started from the car park at Lake Dobson. With an abundance of flora and fauna, the views are an amazing sight to see, with panoramic views at every angle from the peak.

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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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  • Platypus Cottage in Ellendale about 80mins drive North West of Hobart. 38 The Avenue Ellendale 7140. Tel: 6288 1280. Self-contained cottage in Derwent Valley.
  • Giants' Table and Cottages, Junee Road Maydena, (03) 6288 2293, [1]. Situated on the edge of the South West World Heritage Area, ten minutes' drive from Mount Field National Park and close to the entrance to the Styx Valley of the Giants (hence the name). From $140 per couple.  edit

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