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Tarn Shelf Hike, Tasmania
Russell Falls
Lake Seal Lookout
Tarn Shelf

Full Day Hiking Tour from Hobart

10-12km, 4hrs walking time  | Departs: Wednesday / by request

A day hiking tour at Tasmania's oldest National Park, Mount Field. Beautiful alpine lakes, mountains and cool air. Hike to alpine ski fields, glacial lakes,

down through rainforest waterfalls and under some of Tasmania's tallest trees. 

Departure Point

Departs 8:30 AM from Hobart Travel and Information Centre (16-20 Davey Street) situated on Corner of Davey and Elizabeth street, by Hobart's waterfront. - We can drop you back to your Hobart CBD accommodation after the tour, please contact us to confirm. 

Mt. Field Wilderness Walk Tour Itinerary 
  • Hobart to National Park is a 1.2hr drive. Enjoy rural farming scenery as we following the beautiful River Derwent passing by the colonial farming centre of New Norfolk.
  • Over morning tea we view the walking map, introduce the Mt. Field Wilderness World Heritage Area and learn the minimal impact bushwalking principles of leave no trace. 
  • A short drive has us arriving at Lake Dobson. Passing a variety of eco-systems as we go.
  • The first hike for the day a figure 8 loop to the Tarn Shelf returning via unique Pandani Grove Walk. Taking approx. 3-4 hrs return, the first section is a great warm-up for the day, as we make our way up to the alpine shelf. The trail work makes for an easy to follow path, with plenty of great lookouts, cultural sites and unique flora. 

  • Arriving at Rodway Hut, you will have time to explore the pristine Tarn Shelf, as we prepare lunch, either outside overlooking the Broad Valley or in a cosy ski shelter.

  • After lunch, we return back to Lake Dobson and drive back down into the Rain Forest.

  • Finishing the walk at Russell Falls/Tall Trees, you will feel a great sense of achievement. This spectacular waterfall the reason the surrounding land was first protected. 

  • Arriving back to Hobart approx. 5:30-hotel drop-offs if needed. 

Prices - AUD

  • Adult - $145

  • Youth (10-17 y.o) - $80

  • Guided Mt. Field hiking experience
  • Local qualified Guides
  • Comfortable/safe transport from Hobart
  • Morning tea/coffee 
  • Picnic Lunch in the mountains 
  • National Parks Pass
  • Interpretation of natural and cultural sites

Things To Bring

We wear warm, comfortable clothing with

a base layer and jacket for the wind/rain.

Worn in jogging shoes or hiking boots.

Rain jackets can be borrowed.

Hiking poles available if needed.


Track Rating 3:

 Some steep sections, loose rocks, exposed,

partly board walked, signed tracks.


Includes 3 of Tasmania's

60 great short walks:

15. Russell Falls

16. Tall Trees

17. Pandani Grove