7 reasons to visit Mt Field National Park to celebrate a 100 year old birthday on 29 August 2016.
1 – Postcard waterfall
The magic beauty of Russell Falls captured in 1899 on the first Australia tourist postage stamp.
2 – Tallest Flowering Plants in the world
The Swamp Gums are tall and we mean tall even a 2 metre tall photographer has to arch his back.
3 – Ski on Australia’s smallest ski field
Just three rope tows, all run by volunteers takes you back to how we skied in the 1950’s. No visitor centre here and you have to walk 20 minutes to the slopes. But you can ski down!
4 – Romantic tarns & Lakes
The Tarn Shelf Circuit with stunning views, small tarns and the original Twilight Tarn hut built in 1927 where old skis have been left makes for a perfect full day walk. In winter snow you might need snow shoes.
5. Ecological Diversity
Changing altitudes, water and rich soils create diversity and home to some of the rarest plants in Tasmania and wildlife everwhere.
6. Drive a mountain road
A twisting 16km dirt road narrow in places with steep drop offs, fun for those who like their driving to be different and all possible in a hire car.
7. BBQ by the river
Stone built huts with fireplaces stocked with firewood and convenient gas BBQs alongside the trout filled River Tyena. Perfect for a Tasmania summer evening.