MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK DAY TOUR
Grade: T1 – Well defined and wide tracks on easy to moderate terrain, in slightly modified natural environments. You will require a modest level of fitness.
Grade: T2 (Rodway Range and Mt Field West) – Narrower but distinct tracks, which can be muddy in some places, in pristine natural environments. Facilities are minimal and you will encounter few other walkers. These moderate tours require a reasonable level of fitness.
Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania’s oldest national parks, established in 1916 with Freycinet National Park, and is one of its most popular. This is partly because of its proximity to Hobart (94 km) but also because of its wide variety of flora, dramatic glaciated landforms and ready accessibility to most areas of the park.
This tour features examples of all of the park’s attractions including sub-alpine forests, stands of ancient pencil pines, the remarkable cushion plants, glacial moraines and block streams, alpine moorlands, exquisite small tarns and lakes, monolithic dolerite boulder fields, dramatic cliffs and peaks, and stunning views. It provides a wonderful introduction to Tasmania?s alpine regions and its flora and topography.
The tour is also characterised by the park’s multiple ‘personalities’. It starts in a sub-alpine forest along moraine-dammed lakes, and finishes with an exhilarating high altitude ridge-top traverse of the Rodway Range among the ice-shattered monolithic doleriteboulders of the ‘Lions Den’ before descending the botanic ‘riot’ of the Urquart Track to our finish.