mount field explorer – 3 DAYS | easy – medium | $1200.00

Mount Field Explorer

Mt Field was proclaimed one of the 1st Reserves in Tasmania in 1916 and it is approximately 90km from Hobart.

Mt Field is home to the tallest flowering trees in the world, The Swamp Gum, and it has amazing waterfalls, namely Russell Falls and beautiful glacial tarns.

This tour is based from our Wilderness Retreat near New Norfolk, 40km from Hobart. We take a short drive each day through the picturesque Derwent Valley, to the National Park and our walks.

There are no bags to carry, our walks each day, are easy to moderate, and cover a wide range of amazing country from dense forests to alpine scenery.

We return to our accommodation at the end of each day and enjoy 3 course dinners with fine Tasmanian Wines.

How To Book

To make a booking, click on the book now button opposite, select your departure date from the calendar, fill out your details and submit.

Our booking platform is 100% secure and you can choose to pay for your tour in full when you book, or pay a deposit.

Deposits are $400 per guest.

The balance is due 6 weeks before the tour departs.

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Departure Dates

Wed 15th Dec – 17th Dec 2021
Wed 19th Jan – 21st Jan 2022
Wed 16th Feb – 18th Feb 2022
Wed 16th Mar – 18th Mar 2022

Our Itinerary

Day 1: Hobart – Mount Field – short walks 10 to 60 minutes – Easy

We pick you up from your accommodation in Hobart @ 0700am and drive to the summit of Mount Wellington, for fantastic views of the city and the Derwent River. Once we leave the summit it is a picturesque drive through the Derwent Valley to National Park and the Mount Field Visitor Centre. After a picnic lunch, you will visit the world-famous Russell Falls then walk the “Tall Trees Circuit” which boasts the tallest flowering trees in the world, the Swamp Gum. This is followed by a circuit walk to Lady Barron Falls, then we drive to our accommodation at Base Camp Tasmania.

Day 2: Mount Field – Tarn Shelf Circuit 4 – 6 hours, 15km – Moderate

The Tarn Shelf features glacial tarns (small glacial lakes), one of which is Twilight Tarn. On the shore of Twilight Tarn, sits Tasmania’s first ski hut, built in 1922. The terrain and vegetation on this walk is constantly varying. The vegetation is predominately deciduous beech [fagus], Pandani [the world’s tallest heath], Snow Gums and beautiful wildflowers.

Day 3: Styx – Valley of the Giants 4 hours

The Styx is the home to some of the tallest trees in the world. The valley has a controversial past as people have tirelessly fought to preserve the Styx from logging, and have successfully added it to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Today we visit this ancient landscape of giant trees and ferns, amongst the lush rainforest. We do a number of short walks in this old-growth forest before returning to Hobart mid-afternoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID 19 – How we’ll keep you safe

  • In our Vehicles – Free face-masks and hand sanitiser are available for all guests. Temperature checks will be conducted as guests enter the bus and the Check in App must be scanned. Masks will be carried on the tour and used if required.
  • Group Sizes – Our maximum group size is 10 and on average the group size is 8. These small group sizes carry less inherent risk of COVID 19
  • Social Distancing – Our groups camps are well away from the general public campsites and we follow the recommended 1.5m distancing rule whist in camp and on the walk.
  • Vaccinations – Currently most of the Leaders / Guides in our employ are fully vaccinated, or have had at least 1 jab.
  • Sharing Tents – Our hikes are based on twin share. Should there be a high percentage of couples or family members that can share a twin tent on any given tour, we will supply a single person tent to the remaining independent travellers. Campsite sizes and single person tent availability may impact this offer.
  • Self Isolating – We are able to receive COVID 19 updates / alerts via our satellite phones and local networks. If a guest on a tour has originated or visited a LGA of concern, and is required to isolate, we can accommodate that guest at a safe distance away from our camp. This guest will walk independently from the main group for the remainder of the tour, accompanied by a guide.
  • Evacuation – Should a guest develop COVID 19 symptoms on tour, that guest will be evacuated via the nearest evacuation route by a guide, and then taken to the nearest hospital or testing clinic.

What time and where do you pick up customers on day 1?

Guests will be collected @ 0700am from their accommodation provider on day 1. Please be ready outside your Hotel at this time.

What is the average weight of our packs?

This tour is a pack free tour. You are only required to carry a day pack.

Is there a gear check before the trip?

No. We will phone each customer a few weeks before the tour and discuss what you need to bring.

Can you cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, we can cater for most diets including, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Coeliac. Other diets, for example: Keto may attract a surcharge. Please contact us about your dietary needs.

Where do I store my excess luggage?

You can bring all of your luggage with you on this tour

What is included in the tour price?

Included in the tour price is: 2 x Mountain Guides, transfers to the start and from the finish of the tour back to your Hotel in Hobart, all food, emergency communication equipment and 1st aid kits, group gear [pots and pans, cutlery, bowls, stove fuel and stoves] and National Park passes.

Is there phone reception on the track?

There is Wifi available only at our accommodation

What time do we get back to Hobart?

Typically we arrive back in Hobart @ 5pm. We recommend that you do not book flights home on this evening as delays are possible.