(12 photos, Part 1) – On Sunday I headed off early with my wife and youngest daughter on a day trip and walk at Mt Field, about an hour’s drive north of Hobart.
Established in 1916 it is Tasmania’s oldest National Park and the most diverse, home to some of the world’s tallest eucalypt forests, as well as a unique array of alpine vegetation.
With perfect walking weather, we took the 30 minute drive to Lake Dobson which takes you through rainforest, past towering swamp gums and up to the high country of snow gums, alpine moorlands and glacial lakes. This area includes longer day walks and skiing areas. Dramatic mountain scenery and alpine plant communities are a feature of the higher parts of the park.
It was decided to walk into Platypus Tarn, then continue on to Lake Seal and see how we’re travelling.
Visit back in a day or three for the next post in this series, as we continue on to Lake Seal.