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Bookings made easy for Mt Field's Government Huts


A new online booking system makes securing a cabin at Mt Field’s Government Huts simple and convenient.

The bookings are now under the full-time management of the Sheffield Visitor Information Centre which also manages bookings for Cradle Mountain’s Waldheim cabins.

Mt Field visitor centre coordinator Maureen Lowery said the Government Huts provide an excellent base for experiencing the alpine regions of Mt Field National Park.

“The huts are 15 kilometres from the park entrance along the Lake Dobson Road, about a 10 minute walk from Lake Dobson,” Maureen said.

“The huts are nestled among snow gums and overlook a beautiful alpine moorland.”

The Government Huts were established on the Lake Dobson Road in 1949s for the use of the original Lake Dobson road workers. They were then moved to the current location near Lake Dobson and have been used by school groups and walking clubs for more than 50 years.

The five small huts provide low cost, basic accommodation. The complex includes a communal toilet facility as well as a woodshed and water tank, but no showers. Facilities are minimal, consisting of bunks with mattresses, cold water and sink, wood heater, with wood supplied, table and benches. There is no electricity, gas or other services and parties must be self-reliant.  Gas cookers and lamps are recommended, as well as the usual camping provisions.

For bookings go the Parks & Wildlife Service website www.parks.tas.gov.au and follow the link to the camping section within Mt Field National Park. The Book Easy link will take you directly to the booking service.  For telephone enquiries contact the Sheffield Visitor Information Centre on (03) 6491 2271.

For general information and enquiries don’t hesitate to contact Mt Field National Park on (03) 6288 1149.

Bookings made easy for Mt Field

The Government Huts at Mt Field.