Mt Field National Park
Mt Field National Park is one of Tasmania's most loved national parks, and is the oldest and most accessible of the state's national parks. The park was added to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 2013 and has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife. The park offers a great range of facilities for day visitors. Few other national parks in Australia offer such a diversity in vegetation, ranging from tall swamp gum forests and massive tree ferns at the base of the mountain, through rainforest along the Lake Dobson Road, to alpine vegetation at the higher elevations.
If visiting in late April early May, the mountains that surround Tarn Shelf are a riot of gold, red and orange as the fagus turns.
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.
Mount Field is one of Tasmania's most accessible national parks, located around 70 minutes drive from Hobart on the Rivers Run route or B61. The park is easily accessed by car, or via small group tours departing Hobart with a local tour company.
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.