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Mount Field National Park

Discover beautiful nature, walks, and waterfalls near Hobart, in Tasmania.
parks.tas.gov.au
03 6288 1149
MtField@parks.tas.gov.au
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Highlights

Discover Tasmania's most beautiful waterfalls
Great walks and hikes for the whole family
Accessible wheelchair friendly trails
Perfect day trip destination for families with kids
From $ 20 AUD
Tasmania national parks pass

Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania's oldest national parks and is a Wilderness World Heritage Area. There are lots of things to do here: discover unique flora and fauna, walks with beautiful views, and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Tasmania. Check the Mount Field national park map in the second photo of the gallery!

How far is Mount Field national park from Hobart and Launceston?

Mount Field is within a 1.5-hour drive from Hobart and a 3-hour drive from Launceston.

Waterfalls

Mount Field national park waterfalls are some of Tasmania's most impressive.

Russell Falls

Russell Falls will be the highlight of your day trip to Mount Field national park. Start your adventure from the visitor center to uncover this treasure!

Horseshoe Falls

Another beautiful, unique waterfall that can be accessed via the Three Falls circuit walk. You need to hike up a set of stairs to get to the best views, so make sure you have sturdy, comfortable shoes and a water bottle with you.

Lady Barron Falls

A smaller, but just as lovely, waterfall. Take the Three Falls loop trail along Lady Barron Creek, where you can spot platypus in the water.

Wildlife

Iconic Aussie animals are commonly spotted at Mount Field national park. Look out for

  • Echidnas (6th photo in gallery)
  • Platypus (7th photo in gallery)
  • Wallabies
  • Wombats
  • Birds including cockatoos and eagles

You might also encounter some species that are extinct or endangered on mainland Australia, including the eastern quoll and barred bandicoot.

Walks

There are many walks you can take in and around Mount Field national park, here are a few popular highlights:

Russell Falls walking trail

Take the 25-minute, accessible walking trail through the cool rainforest down to the lookout viewing platform over the beautiful falls.

Tall Trees walking track

After Russell Falls, continue to the 30-minute, 1km loop track along the creek and through the Tall Trees forest to marvel at the park's tallest eucalyptus trees. This is a pretty easy walk with some hills and steps on a hard surface.

Three Falls circuit trail

Do you want to see all the stunning waterfalls Mount Field national park has to offer? Take this 2 to 2.5-hour walk, with some rough and steep sections, where you will discover not just the iconic Russell Falls, but will also be impressed by Horseshoe Falls and Lady Barron Falls.

This walking track continues after the Tall Trees walk, where you will be in awe of the world's tallest flowering plants, the swamp gums. You will finish the whole walk at the visitor centre where you will need to climb a long set of wooden steps.

Pandani Grove walk

This 30 min loop circuit walking trail takes you around Lake Dobson, with a serene landscape and gorgeous scenery. Read more about Lake Dobson here.

Facilities

There are necessary facilities at Mount Field national park in several locations:

  • Accessible toilets at the visitor centre and camping ground nearby
  • Cafe with food and drinks
  • BBQs and picnic tables around the park
  • Parking spots
  • Camping and caravan access

Waterfalls cafe

Mount Field has an onsite cafe serving delicious meals, snacks, and drinks.

Gallery gift shop

The onsite gift shop has many great souvenirs, books, journals, and gifts on sale for you and your loved ones as a keepsake after visiting Mount Field national park, Russell Falls and Tasmania.

Accessibility

Walking trails

Leaving from behind the visitor centre is a wide, fairly level, sealed track to Russell Falls, which is pram and wheelchair friendly. This walk takes 25 minutes and has no steep sections, stairs, or steps.

You can continue through the Tall Trees forest walk after Russell Falls, which has some hills and steps, which can be accessed with a TrailRider wheelchair you can book for free.

Facilities

Mount Field visitor centre, Waterfalls Cafe, and toilets are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly. There are also accessible toilets in a campground nearby.

TrailRiders

TrailRiders are all-terrain wheelchairs available to be booked in advance for free for a better experience in national parks such as Mount Field. To book, please call the visitor centre at (03) 6288 1149 or email MtField@parks.tas.gov.au

Assistance dogs

No dogs are allowed at Mount Field national park except assistance dogs. Please have your identification with you at the entry.

Entry fees and National Park Pass

To visit national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including Mount Field national park, you need a valid National Parks Pass. This money is used to maintain the parks and reserves, facilities, walking trails, and visitor centres.

Daily passes

A daily pass to any park or reserve, excluding Cradle Mountain, for one day (24 hours), costs

  • $40 per vehicle (with up to 8 people)
  • $20 per visitor (kids under 5 years old don't need a pass)

An icon daily pass to Cradle Mountain only (without shuttle service), for one day (24 hours), costs

  • $25 per adult (18 years and above)
  • $10 per child (between 5 and 17 years old, under 5 years don't need a pass)
  • $60 per family (2 adults and 3 children)

Holiday passes

A 2-month holiday pass to all parks and reserves in Tasmania, including Cradle Mountain, costs

  • $80 per vehicle (with up to 8 people)
  • $40 per visitor (children under 5 years old go free)

Annual passes

A national park pass for one year, to all parks and reserves, costs

  • $90 per person
  • $70 per concession card holder
  • $36 per holder of an Australian State Government-issued Seniors card

Access to a single park for one year, excluding Cradle Mountain, costs

  • $46 per person
  • $36.80 per concession card holder

Two year passes

A national park pass for two years with access to all parks and reserves in and around Tasmania, costs

  • $115 per visitor
  • $92 per concession card holder
  • $46 per holder of an Australian State Government-issued Seniors card

Photo credits: Parks Tasmania website; Shannon Alice on Instagram; Tim & Kala and Douglas S on TripAdvisor; Ta Ssieco on Instagram