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Park Ideas - Mt Field

See some of the tallest flowering trees in the world, waterfalls and glaciated landscapes

For park enquiries please find all Mt Field contacts on the office locations and contacts page. Before booking your trip, call to see if a ranger might be available to assist you with school activities. 


Dip netting Mt FieldThings you can do 

Walks – many fabulous short and long walks to choose 

• Waterfalls – short walk to Russell Falls, a longer walk to Lady Baron Falls 
• Rainforest trees – explore the Tall Trees walk. 
• A glaciated landscape and great geology – drive to Lake Dobson and walk up to the ski fields. 
• Mountain top views, tarns and vegetation – Tarn Shelf walk, and longer to Mt Field West or East 

Mountain streams and waterfalls – how many different minibeasts and fish are living in the creek.
Kit available: A class set of dip nets and identification sheets is available for teachers to borrow from the Visitors Centre.
Recreation – skiing in winter, bush walking all year. 

Step back in time in the Visitors Centre – investigate the history of the park. 

During the day – look for the tracks and traces left behind by our nocturnal animals. 
After dark – many mammals graze near the Visitor Centre. Check out the Fauna of Mt Field National Park checklist for some of the animal you might see.

Things you may be lucky to see 

Platypus – look in the creeks – collect and remove any rubbish and old fishing line. 
Tasmania's only deciduous tree – in late April each year the leaves of tree will turn from green to gold to burnt orange before dropping for the winter. 
Wedge-tailed eagles soaring in the valley around Lake Dobson.