Mount Field Explorer
3 days – Medium Grade – $1750
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.
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.
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.
We start the walk from the Lake Fenton carpark and we will return via the Lake Nicholls Track. The track heads up past Seagers Lookout, then up onto Windy Moor where the track is mainly boarded to the base of Mt Field East 1274m. A final, short scramble over small boulders leads us up to the summit for panoramic views of the entire National Park. From the summit its is a short walk through heathland followed by a steep descent down through scrub and a boulder field to Lake Nicholls. From Lake Nicholls it is a relatively a flat and easy walk through forests of Snow Gums to Lake Dobson Road.
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Great guides, great walk, the food was fantastic! Couldn’t recommend Tas Hikes more.
– Kirsty B. (Mt Field Explorer)
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Guests will be collected @ 0700am from their accommodation provider on day 1. Please be ready outside your Hotel at this time.
This tour is a pack free tour. You are only required to carry a day pack.
No. We will phone each customer a few weeks before the tour and discuss what you need to bring.
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.
You can bring all of your luggage with you on this tour.
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.
There is Wifi available only at our accommodation.
Typically we arrive back in Hobart @ 6pm. We recommend that you do not book flights home on this evening as delays are possible.