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A Guide to Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park is located just over an hour's drive from the Centre of Hobart and is home to a great variety of scenery ranging from temperate rainforest to alpine peaks. With a rich diversity, stunning landscapes and a number of different walking options to suit everyone (see below for more detail), this is a wonderful nature playground to explore. 

Where - Located west of Hobart, take the Brooker Hwy north out of the city and follow the signs for New Norfolk. Pass through the town and follow the signs for Westerway and then Mount Field National Park. The Visitor Centre is located over the Tyenna River, just off Gordon River Road.

Stay - There are accommodation options to suit most people within a short drive of the park but be sure to book early if you want to visit during peak season.

Eat/Drink - While dinner options are limited around Mount Field, there are still some nice places to grab a meal or a coffee.

  • Waterfalls Café & Gallery - Located in the Mount Field Visitor Centre, they serve a range of light meals and takeaway options. Also a great place to grab a coffee before heading into the alpine sections of the park.

  • National Park Hotel - The best (and only) place close to the park to grab dinner, enjoy this historic hotel with plenty of food and beverage options available. 

  • Possum Shed Café - Located in Westerway, a short drive east of the park, this is a warm and inviting place to grab breakfast, lunch or your morning coffee.

  • Fika Time Café - Located in Maydena to the west of the park, this traditional Swedish café offers a range of breakfast and lunch options along with coffee.

  • MBP Canteen - Located at the Maydena Mountain Bike Park, they have breakfast and lunch options along with tea and coffee.

Fuel/Groceries - If you're headed to Mount Field and beyond to Lake Pedder then you'll need to stock up on groceries because there aren't any towns near the national park that have supermarkets. 

  • Groceries - New Norfolk (40 minute drive) is your best option if you're coming from Hobart with a Woolworths and IGA Express to choose from. The Fika Time Café in Maydena has a limited General Store with the basics. 

  • Fuel - There are fuel pumps either side of Mount Field at Westerway and Maydena but sometimes services can be down. The nearest chain fuel station is Ampol at Bushy Park, a 20 minute drive east of the park.


Anything Else?

  • Railtrack Riders - Enjoy a journey along the old railway line here on a pedal car taking you from Maydena either east or west along the track. 

  • Paddle With the Platypus - A guided kayak tour of the Upper Derwent where you might find a shy platypus or two.

  • Maydena Bike Park - If you're bringing your mountain bike then Maydena is home to some great trails (73 in total). Bring your own or hire a dual suspension Trek from the shop and enjoy the hills and technical trails around Maydena.

The Waterfalls
Explore the Temperate Rainforest

Alpine Country
Tarns, Mountains and Pandani

Further Afield
Summits, Caves and Waterfalls

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