Mount Field / Mt Wellington 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. kunyanyi / Mt Wellington is on Hobart’s doorstep, and it has an extensive network of tracks that we can explore.

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 amazing 3day tour is pack-free, and it is based from our Eco Wilderness Retreat near New Norfolk.

On two of the days we take a short drive through the picturesque Derwent Valley, to Mt Field National Park and our walks. On day three we head to Mt Wellington, where we cover a range of walking opportunities.

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.

Grade: Medium

Our Itinerary

We pick you up from your accommodation in Hobart @ 0800am. After a brief stop at historical New Norfolk, we drive through the picturesque 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. This is a longer walking day and there are some uphill sections.

Mt Wellington has an extensive network of tracks, some of which give us amazing views of Hobart. Some of the tracks that walk on the last day are to Sphinx Rock and the Octopus Tree along the Lenah Valley Track, and also part of the Organ Pipes Track. Following our walks, we will drive to the summit of Mt Wellington for amazing views of Hobart and surrounds.

How To Book

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

Our booking platform is 100% secure. You can choose to pay for your tour in full when you book, or pay a deposit. Deposits are $500 per guest.

Final payments are due 8 weeks before the departure date.

Please note: If any of our tours are showing “sold out” or if there is not enough availability on your preferred departure date from our calendar, please get in touch, as there maybe cancellations being processed.

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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 @ 0800am 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 @ 5pm. We recommend that you do not book flights home on this evening as delays are possible.