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Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Stage Three of Three Capes Track complete


Stage Three of the award-winning Three Capes Track has now been completed. The Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff lookout tracks have been upgraded to a class 3 dry boot standard track consistent with the existing Three Capes walks.More

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.