Hawthorn Lodge is very close to Mt Field which has excellent short and longer day walks. The Tarn Shelf being one of the best in the world.
For those without a car we do offer a walking package.
Mt Field Walking
We pick you up at Hobart airport or in Hobart providing accommodation for two nights at Hawthorn Lodge including breakfast. Transfer to Mt Field in the morning and pick up at agreed time. Return on last day to Hobart or Hobart airport.
|Number in party||$ Per Person||$ Total|
|Two persons sharing one room||240||480|
|Three persons sharing two rooms||187||561|
|Four persons sharing two rooms||145||580|
|Five persons sharing two rooms||148||740|
|Six persons sharing three rooms||125||750|
The most popular is the circuit that starts at the Mt Field Visitor centre and takes in Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Lady Barron Falls along with the tall trees. The distance is about 7km along a very well maintained path. The drive to the visitor centre is about 20 minutes.
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.
A very good day walk is Tarn Shelf circuit that starts at Lake Dobson in Mt Field National Park. Another option is Mt Field East that goes past Lake Nicholls and will take around five hours. Mt Field West is a full day and for experienced walkers and involves clambering over big boulders for part of the time.
Other options are Marriott’s Falls fall a pleasant half day walk. The start is on the Gordon River Road between Mt Field and Maydena. The falls are signposted. This is outside the National Park and no entry fee is needed. The walk is fairly short and not well used but obvious. It passes through forest and eventually the power of the falls can be heard and then seen.
On the Scotts Peak Road an excellent walk is Mt Eliza which can be extended to include Mt Anne. Best done on a clear day to take in the views of Lake Pedder. At the end of Scott’s Peak Road is the start of the Port Davey Track.
Another good day walk is the start of the Overland Track at Lake St Clair. You could take
the ferry along the lake and then walk the 17km back to the visitor centre as one option. There are a range of walks at Lake St Clair both short and long and includes the ascent of Mt Rufus. The drive to Lake St Clair takes 90 minutes.
A pleasant short walk is along the River Derwent at New Norfolk. Park at the
Esplanade. The path continues downstream going past the caravan park.
A pleasant evening walk is to the Oast Houses. Turn right at the entrance and left at Ten Acre Lane and walk around the village pond. If you look carefully you should see a platypus. To have a good view of the valley leave from our
back entrance and turn right and right again at the sign to the cemetery. If you turn left at our entrance and then right at the Gordon River Road will take you down to the river Styx and the river Derwent.
It is possible to take the forest road behind the lodge to the Hartz Mountains and is doable in a day. We have maps you can borrow.