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From Hobart: Tarn Shelf Day Hike to Mount Field
  • From Hobart: Tarn Shelf Day Hike to Mount Field

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From Hobart: Tarn Shelf Day Hike to Mount Field

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  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Derwent River to the alpine region of Mount Field
  • Explore Tasmanian alpine region with glacial tarns and lakes and spectacular views of the mountains of Southern Tasmania
  • Experience the worlds tallest flowering plant (Eucalyptus regnan) which can grow 100 metres tall
  • Discover spectacular waterfalls, including Horseshoe falls and the famous Russell Falls
  • Relax at the end of the day with some local Tasmanian wine


Begin with a scenic drive along the Derwent River, learning the history of this rich agricultural region. Enjoy morning tea with coffee and baked goods at a local farm shop, with seasonally available produce.  Then drive the rustic roadway to upper Mount Field arriving at the base of alpine ski fields. Hike to the Tarn Shelf, 2.5 hrs, via Lake Seal Lookout, Rodway Hut, returning via the Pencil Pines of the Pandani Grove Walk - 6KM. - this walk involves some short, but steep up hill sections with some loose rocks.  Enjoy lunch in a mountain hut or if weather permits, outside overlooking the Tarn Shelf and Broad River Valley. In the afternoon you walk down from the shelf, via Mount Mawson ski fields, finishing with a short walk around Lake Dobson. Next, hop back in the van to travel for 15 minutes to the start of the Tall Trees and Russell Falls Walk. This 1 hour walk takes you under huge tree ferns and giant eucalyptus forests, some of the tallest trees on earth! Continue on to Horse-shoe falls Tasmania's most celebrated waterfall, Russell Falls. Before the days end, enjoy a glass of Tasmanian wine and reflect on the wonderful World Heritage Wilderness of Mt. Field National Park.  


• Hotel pick-up (if notified before hand) • Transport to and from Hobart • Morning Tea/Coffee and snacks at local berry farm • Alpine prepared lunch • Afternoon wine • Two qualified local guides

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  • Operates in most weather conditions (including wind and rain) so please dress appropriate to the weather. Cold alpine environment so have warm clothes handy no matter the time of year. Comfortable walking shoes are necessary (walk consists of 8km with many steps up and down). Not suitable for ages under 5. A booster seat can be supplied if requested (compulsory for children aged between 5 - 7 years).

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