Visiting Mt Field National Park is a must-do on any trip to Tasmania. If you’re wondering the things to do, where to stay and what a perfect 1 day in Mt Field National Park itinerary looks like, this travel guide is for you!
The first established national park in Tasmania and one of the state’s most popular gems, Mt Field National Park is a truly stunning place, and easily one of the best places to visit in Tasmania.
Only an hour drive north-west of Hobart, it’s a perfect getaway for people looking to check out some epic waterfalls, do some hiking or even just spend a few nights out in nature.
While we were travelling around Tasmania on a road trip, we had Mt Field on our bucket list and ended up camping for three days to make the most of it. We’re so glad we did, because this place didn’t disappoint!
With the highlight being a beautiful 6km circuit that visits the 3 most famous waterfalls, Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Lady Barron Falls, and a fantastic campground with all the facilities you need, there’s lots to do while you’re here.
Read to check out all the incredible things to do in Mt Field National Park? Let’s dive into it!
Mount Field National Park Walks – The Best Hikes to Check Out
There are a number of excellent Mount Field National Park walks, but the ones below are the most accessible and the ones we did on a day trip there.
Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls Loop
- Distance: 2.1km loop
- Time: 1 hour (going all the way to Horseshoe Falls)
- Difficulty: Easy
This is the most popular walk in Mt Field National Park, as it is easily accessible and you can see two gorgeous waterfalls.
The trail starts at the Mount Field Visitors Centre. You will walk through the beautiful towering swamp gums, myrtle and dogwood tree with ferns and greenery everywhere.
As you are walking along the path, you will start hearing the flow of water. After about 800 metres you will come to Russell Falls.
The platform where you can stand and look at this approximately 50-meter tall waterfall is a perfect viewing point, so stop here and take a moment to appreciate its beauty.
After Russell Falls you will follow the path around where you will see a turn off with some stairs.
If you keep going straight and do not go up the stairs, this will loop back around to the visitor centre.
If you choose to follow the stairs up (about 60m elevation) it will lead you to Horseshoe Falls, about 400m from Russell…