The Mt Field National Park is one of Tasmania's most loved
and oldest (1916) national parks. Few other national
parks in Australia offer such a diversity in vegetation, ranging from tall
swamp gum forests and massive tree ferns at the base of the mountain,
through rainforest, to alpine vegetation at the
The park essentially has two visitor sections. The first, near the park
entrance, includes picnic facilities and the famous Russell Falls. Stunning
walks through enormous fern forests and some of the tallest trees in the
world are available in this area.
The second visitor section is centered at Lake Dobson and includes the long
day walks and skiing areas. Dramatic mountain scenery and alpine plant
communities are a feature of the higher parts of the park.