As one of Tasmania’s oldest national parks, Mt Field National Park offers stunning walks through enormous fern forests and you can even view some of the tallest trees in the world right here!
Mt Field National Park is just over one hour’s drive from Hobart View New Norfolk and the Mt Field Visitor Centre is located near the park entrance. Entry fees apply and you can purchase Parks Passes from the Visitor Centre.
This walk will take you through tall forests dominated by the tallest flowering plant on Earth, the swamp gum and other species typical of Tasmania’s cool temperate rainforests – many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
The walk is approximately 6km’s return and walkers should allow 1 hour 45 minutes return for this trip.
The walk is graded Level 2, which is an easy walk suitable for most fitness levels. Tracks may have occasional steps and a formed gravel or hardened surface.
Walkers should ensure they have sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block. You should also pack a raincoat, woollen jersey, snack food and a drink.
Because there is flowing water within the circuit, children should always be supervised. It is also recommended you do not walk here during strong winds or stormy weather. The track may be closed at short notice during periods of high wind.
No pets, firearms or bicycles are permitted on the track.
Park entry fees DO apply.
You will find the public toilets, electric barbecues, kiosk and Visitors Centre all located near the start of the track.
From New Norfolk take road B62 and then B61. If you are travelling from Lake St Clair then take road B61 from the Lyell Highway (A10), just east of Gretna.