DANNY DE HEK Entrepreneur Decision Maker Connector Podcaster EducatorAs 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. The Mt Field Visitor Centre is located near the park entrance. Entry fees apply and you can purchase Park Passes from the Visitor Centre.

Named after the world’s tallest heath, the Pandani Grove walk circuits Lake Dobson and is a great family walk during fine weather. Make sure you keep an eye out for Platypuses as they are occasionally seen in the lake at dusk and dawn.

The Pandani is a remarkable subalpine plant that is only found in Tasmania. At the far end of Lake Dobson you will come across an incredible forest full of Pandanis and Pencil Pines.

The walk is approximately 1.5km’s return and walkers should allow 40-minutes return for this trip.

The walk is graded Level 2, which means it is an easy walk suitable for most fitness levels, however Level 2 tracks may have occasional steps and/or a formed gravel or hardened surface.

Walkers should ensure they have sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat and sun block.

No pets, firearms or bicycles are permitted on the track.

Park entry fees DO apply.


You will find toilets and a day shelter near the start of the walk at Lake Dobson. Electric barbecues, the visitor centre and a restaurant are located at the park entrance.

Vehicle Access:

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) and just east of Gretna. Once at the park simply continue up the Lake Dobson Road for 16km, please note that this section of road is unsealed and can be closed due to snow.