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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Bookings made easy for Mt Field's Government Huts

05/06/2012

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.