Mt Field National Park

Mt Field National Park is Tasmania’s first national park, with stunning vistas, great walks, abundant wildlife and excellent visitor facilities. An easy drive from Hobart, Mount Field has been popular with nature lovers for well over a century.  Russell Falls is the star attraction and even featured on Australia’s first stamp.  The park offers an array of natural wonders and incredible plant diversity that increases with altitude.  During autumn, the slopes of the mountains that back onto the Tarn Shelf fill with brilliant colour as the fagus (deciduous beech) turns from red to gold.  There’s a wide variety of wildlife in the park, including many of Tasmania’s native mammals and endangered species, such as the eastern quoll and the eastern barred bandicoot. Eleven of Tasmania’s twelve endemic birds can be seen here, too.  Mt Field National Park offers downhill skiing and snowboarding, with tows operating in winter and good cross-country skiing across the higher plateau.