Mt Field National Park & Russell Falls - Full Day Private Tour
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: 1D_SBW.1
A full day tour to Mt Field National park, Tasmania’s oldest national park where an array of natural wonders are a nature photographer’s paradise…
Waterfalls | Forests of Ferns and Tall Trees | Sub-Alpine Habitat | Birds and Wildlife
Duration: 8-9 hours
All-inclusive private tour: Private transport and local guide | Fully-guided walks | National park entry | Morning tea and Picnic lunch | Drinking water | Customary photo-taking guidance
Whether you are an avid photography enthusiast, a leisure or holiday photographer, or simply storing the images of the experience in your photographic memory - you will be sure to capture unique photos, not just snapshots.
Experienced photographers may like the option of adapting the tour into a more comprehensive tuition-focused experience.
A typical day...
Departing Hobart we’ll travel north-west following the Derwent River to New Norfolk and on to Westerway, on the banks of the Tyenna River. The journey will take you through the birthplace of Australian hops where oast houses of the yesteryear form part of the stunning landscapes that Tasmania is renowned for.
Arriving at Mt Field National Park we will make our way to Lake Dobson. The environment changes from tall forests to alpine moorland and a glacial landscape reminiscent of the Gondwana era - contrary to what you may expect, the diversity of plants actually increases with altitude! Enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake through ‘Pandani Grove’ and a habitat for endemic flora, native birds and wildlife, maybe even a platypus will grace us with its presence. Your photographic inspiration will be sure awakened by the stunningly rugged alpine scenery.
After a specially prepared picnic lunch, we’ll make our way back down the mountain. You’ll be enchanted by the easy walk through a forest of ferns and fungi to the magnificent 3-tiered Russell Falls - watch out for wallabies and pademelons too, or even a platypus in the creek! Further along the trail we’ll pause at another spectacular waterfall, Horseshoe Falls, then, into the Tall Trees Forest where you’ll stand in awe beneath towering eucalypts - the tallest flowering plant and one of the tallest trees in the world, known as swamp gum or mountain ash.
It's a day for you to 'Discover, Experience and Photograph' with Shutterbug Walkabouts and your local personal guide (and photographer). The return journey to Hobart will not be without the option of another brief stop or two enroute for more photos.
2016 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander) - seats up to 6 passengers* plus driver
* 5th and 6th passengers will step up through wide opening passenger doors, behind the middle row into a 3rd row of seating