Mt Field Accommodation - Hawthorn Lodge

Mt Field Accommodation

Hawthorn Lodge is about 15 minutes from Mt Field National Park and makes a perfect base to explore Mt Field and use for Mt Field Accommodation. If you do not have a car we are able to offer transfer services from Hobart Airport to Hawthorn Lodge and transfer to Mt Field.

Horseshoe Falls Hobart Horseshoe Falls MT Field

Hawthorn Lodge is before Mt Field and 45 minutes from Hobart. Many guests stay with us to explore Mt Field and then travel onto to Strahan or Queenstown as part of a West Coast Circuit.

Mt Field National Park is the location of Russell Falls the most beautiful waterfall in Tasmania Featured on the first Australia stamp to encourage tourism.

Mt Field was the second declared National Park in Australia beaten by the Royal National Park making Mt Field the third oldest National Park in the world. The oldest being Yellowstone National Park.

There are two sections at Mt Field National Park. The first as you enter the park with a visitor centre and the short Russell Falls walk.  The second is high up in the alpine region and reached by a 16 km dirt road to Lake Dobson.

Mt Field National Park is known for the extensive range of very easy short walks to longer and more challenging. A diversity of landscapes and vegetation makes Mt Field one of the best areas to walk in Tasmania and suitable for all levels of hiking.

The chance to see one of the Tasmania land mammals is high. Russell Falls is the most popular walk and takes about 10 minutes from the visitor centre and suitable for a wheelchair. The track is lined with ferns and giant eucalypts.

Horseshoe Falls a short distance upstream from Russell Falls is another stunning waterfall.

Lady Barron Falls is the third of the three famous Mt Field waterfalls, named after Lady Clara Barron the wife of Sir Harry Barron, the Governor of Tasmania from 1909 to 1913.

The Tall Trees walk starts a short distance up the Lake Dobson road. This half hour walk passes by the swamp gums the world’s tallest flowering plants. Combine all as one circuit with Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Lady Barron Falls and the Tall Trees will take over two hours.

The Pandani Grove Nature Walk is an alpine walk around Lake Dobson with subalpine vegetation, tall pandanis, and pencil pines. Seager’s Lookout starts at Lake Fenton car park and takes 2 hours and has good views.

Tarn Shelf is a charming collection of small glacial lakes and reached from a track off the ski fields, reached by the Urquart Track from Lake Dobson.

Mt Field East that goes past Lake Nicholls takes around five hours. Mt Field West is a full day and for experienced walkers.

A full day walk includes Tarn Shelf, Twilight Tarn, Lake Newdegate, and Lake Webster which crosses Tarn Shelf and comes back around the lakes. This is an excellent walk. From Wombat Moor is a track to Lake Belton and Lake Belcher.

Our dinners and cream teas are perfect after a day walking and one of the reasons that make us very popular for Mt Field Accommodation.

To book Mt Field accommodation please do email marie@hawthornlodge.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

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