Mt Field was proclaimed one of the 1st Reserves in Tasmania in 1916 and it is approximately 90km from Hobart.
Mt Field is home to the tallest flowering trees in the world, The Swamp Gum, and it has amazing waterfalls, namely Russell Falls and beautiful glacial tarns.
This tour is based from our Wilderness Retreat near New Norfolk, 40km from Hobart. We take a short drive each day through the picturesque Derwent Valley, to the National Park and our walks.
There are no bags to carry, our walks each day, are easy to moderate, and cover a wide range of amazing country from dense forests to alpine scenery.
We return to our accommodation at the end of each day and enjoy 3 course dinners with fine Tasmanian Wines.
Start: Guests will be collected @ 0700am from their accommodation provider on day 1. Please be ready outside your Hotel at this time.
Finish: Typically we arrive back in Hobart @ 5pm. We recommend that you do not book flights home on this evening as delays are possible.
We pick you up from your accommodation in Hobart @ 0700am and drive to the summit of Mount Wellington, for fantastic views of the city and the Derwent River. Once we leave the summit it is a picturesque drive through the Derwent Valley to National Park and the Mount Field Visitor Centre. After a picnic lunch, you will visit the world-famous Russell Falls then walk the “Tall Trees Circuit” which boasts the tallest flowering trees in the world, the Swamp Gum. This is followed by a circuit walk to Lady Barron Falls, then we drive to our accommodation at Base Camp Tasmania.
The Tarn Shelf features glacial tarns (small glacial lakes), one of which is Twilight Tarn. On the shore of Twilight Tarn, sits Tasmania’s first ski hut, built in 1922. The terrain and vegetation on this walk is constantly varying. The vegetation is predominately deciduous beech [fagus], Pandani [the world’s tallest heath], Snow Gums and beautiful wildflowers.
The Styx is the home to some of the tallest trees in the world. The valley has a controversial past as people have tirelessly fought to preserve the Styx from logging, and have successfully added it to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Today we visit this ancient landscape of giant trees and ferns, amongst the lush rainforest. We do a number of short walks in this old-growth forest before returning to Hobart mid-afternoon.
This tour is a pack free tour. You are only required to carry a day pack.
No. We will phone each customer a few weeks before the tour and discuss what you need to bring.
Yes, we can cater for most diets including, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Coeliac. Other diets, for example: Keto may attract a surcharge. Please contact us after booking about your dietary needs.
You can bring all of your luggage with you on this tour
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Guests canceling their tour up to 8 to weeks prior, a full refund less the tour deposit [$400] will be refunded. If guests cancel a tour less that 8 weeks up until the pre-booked departure date, no refund will be given.
If guests wish to transfer their booking to another date this can be done up to 8 weeks prior only.
Should a participant/guest need to leave a tour once it has commenced, due to a medical emergency or any other reason, no refund, partial or in full, will be given.
Should we have to cancel a tour due to lack of numbers, guests will be given 30days notice. If we can’t offer you an alternative tour that would suit you, we will refund your payment in full.
We reserves the right to vary, cancel or postpone a tour due to unsafe conditions such as severe weather, floods, bush fires or sudden track closures. We reserve the right to cancel a tour, in whole or in part if it is necessary to do so due to a force majeure event.
COVID 19 Booking Conditions & Guarantee
In addition to our standard booking conditions above, it is understandable that there may be some hesitancy for guests looking at booking a hike in these uncertain times. Below is our booking guarantee if COVID 19 impacts on your ability to participate in the tour.
If COVID 19 has restricted your ability to travel because of border closures; if you are diagnosed with COVID 19; or if you have been instructed to quarantine or self isolate:
You will be allocated a booking credit voucher for any monies paid. That Credit Voucher may be used on a new booking for only the same walk for up to 24 months. Credit Vouchers are not redeemable for cash and evidence maybe requested if you have been impacted. You can only postpone your tour 24 days out up until the date of travel.
It is possible that we may have to cancel a tour due to conditions beyond our control (minimum numbers have not been met, severe weather, bushfires, Government park closures) etc.
We strongly recommends that suitable travel insurance be purchased by the traveller to cover any financial loss, due to your own cancellation, or if we has to cancel a tour.
We reserve the right to cancel a booking without notice, and if we can’t offer you an alternative tour that would suit you, we will refund your payment in full.
We will not be responsible for your travel expenses or losses arising from a cancellation. We also strongly recommend that comprehensive travel insurance be taken out against loss of baggage or any medical expenses.
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