About The Park

  • Category: Mount Field

Located a stunning one hour drive from Hobart, Mt Field is arguably Tassie's most diverse National Park.

Home to the beautiful Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Lady Barron Falls, Mt Field will take your breath away. 

In 1885 Russell Falls became Tasmania's first Nature Reserve, with Mt Field being declared a National Park in 1916.

What makes this Park so inviting? Perhaps it is the lush grounds with plenty of picnic areas, free electric BBQ's and stone huts with warming wood fire places.  Perhaps it is the awe inspiring sight of water cascading down the three tiers of Russell Falls.  Maybe it is the Pademelons hopping around, the platypus swimming in the rivers, the friendly echidnas wandering by or the elusive Eastern Quoll playing around the campgrounds at night.  Maybe it is the skiing in winter or the day hikes in summer taking in the spectacular views around the Tarn Shelf or Lake Dobson.  Or maybe you just love a great hot drink in a warm and friendly cafe.  We'll leave it up to you to decide what you love most.

National Parks fees do apply to visit the Park, however there are a variety of different passes available to ensure your holiday is covered.  If you are a Tasmanian, why not purchase a yearly pass to Mt Field, not only will you be able to visit the park whenever you like, but your money will go towards building a better Park to visit.