Mt Field, Mt Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Park

Wilderness, Waterfalls & Wildlife

 

Wilderness, Waterfalls & Wildlife. Experience some of Tasmania's most unique treasures from spectacular Russell Falls, the Tall Trees Walk, Tassie Devils & Hobart's Mt. Wellington.

Mt. Field National Park offers a variety of walks in Tasmania’s oldest National Park. Most famous for Russell Falls & the Tall Trees we explore the various walks and regions of this diverse area which is only a 1.5 hr drive from Hobart.

Highlights:

  • Mt. Field National Park (4 hours)
  • Russell Falls Walk
  • Horseshoe Falls
  • Tall Trees Walk
  • Pandani Grove Alpine Walk
  • Lake Dobson - Upper Alpine section of National Park
  • Bonorong Wildlife Park
  • Tasmanian Devil Feeding and Guided tour of Wildlife Park 
  • Mt. Wellington Summit (1271m)

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 8

Fitness Requirement: Normal fitness

What's included

  • National Park entrance fee
  • Wildlife Park entrance fee
  • Professional guides and interpretive walks 
  • Small, friendly groups
  • CBD Hotel/Hostel pick up and drop off

What To Bring

  • Sensible shoes for walking
  • A variety of warm clothing
  • Weatherproof jacket if possible
  • Hat/ Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera
  • Sense of adventure

Itinerary

Day 1 : Russell Falls
Russell Falls is easily Tasmania’s most recognisable waterfall with its 3 tiered drop. It is an easy and enjoyable walk along a beautiful track that takes us to this photogenic waterfall and beyond to Horseshoe Falls. We also make our way along the Tall Trees Track where high above us stand the giant Swamp Gums 80 metres tall. This is a series of short, spectacular walks amongst the cool and quiet rainforest, eucalypts, streams and local wildlife. Further up into the National Park we join the Pandani Grove Trail which takes us around the alpine Lake Dobson. Soak up the wilderness and surrounding mountain air in this lesser visited region of the park. Lake Dobson is often covered in a layer of ice and surrounded with snow in the winter months – just gorgeous! The vegetation dates back to Gondwanaland days giving this area an enchanting and ancient feel. We enjoy a lunch break in one of the numerous beautiful settings at Mt. Field before continuing onwards for the day. We visit Bonorong Wildlife Park which is home to many of our rescued and well loved wildlife. Tassie Devils are close up; wallabies are freely hopping around the park and many more of our local favourites are easily discovered here. To top off this very Tasmanian day we head to the summit of Mt. Wellington (1271m) Hobart’s iconic backdrop. The views from the top are breathtaking and the vista is expansive. This is a fantastic way to wrap up a day exploring many of Tassie’s most unique and noteworthy experiences, rainforests, waterfalls, wines, wildlife and fabulous scenery. We return you to your Hobart CBD hotel around 5.00pm.
Meals :None

Pickups

Each tour day, pick up commences from 7.00am from central Hobart - Hotels/Backpackers.  Please ensure this is all arranged in advance so pick up times can be confirmed at the time of booking. (please note we do not offer a pickup service from Air BnB's)


Departs: Hobart 7.30am
Returns: Hobart 5.30pm
 

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Adventure
  • Nature

Available Extras

There are no additional charges.

Please note meals/snacks are not included but we do offer a stop along the way to purchase a bakery style take away lunch. 

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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On this daytour, you will explore Mt Field, Mt Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Park. Enjoy the several beautiful hike trails through the amazing scenery of Tasmania's oldest Park. Discover the famous Russell Falls and the Tall Trees and spot local wildlife.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    A really enjoyable tour that takes you to many beautiful places! Small bus and small company which made it more personal. I had a lovely tour guide who knew what he was talking about and gave us a lot of information and fun facts about Tasmania, Hobart and the different places we went to.
    The tour was really well planned out, with enough time to enjoy every place, enough time to eat lunch and toilet breaks. Will definitely book with them again if I ever come back to Hobart!

    On Trip Advisor

    I had a great day yesterday enjoying the fresh clean and crisp air of Hobart. Driver was friendly and informative while allowing us time to take in the sights. He was very knowledgeable and keen to share with us the history and importance of protecting our environment. I felt like I traveled to 3 different countries and climates bushwalking in Mt Field National Park. Unfortunately we were unable to visit Mt Wellington due to bad weather however we were taken to another mountain to enjoy the view. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to appreciate and enjoy the raw and natural beauty of Hobart.

    On Trip Advisor

    A brilliant tour, guided by the superbly knowledgeable Rick. All inclusions within the day are equally spectacular for different reasons, and it’s a brilliant way of exploring some of Tasmania.

    On Trip Advisor

    Aboard a very comfortable van, seven of us travelers were driven to three of Tasmanias’s finest sites by an excellent tour guide who presented a wealth of information in a very understandable and engaging style. Nick drove us safely for an entire day first to Mt. Field where it was snowing on us at 1100 meters altitude. The scenery was exceptional, and Nick described many of the plants and the history of the area. Next we went to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for a tour of the animals, and thirdly to the top of Mt Wellington for beautiful views. We stopped in New Norfolk to buy sandwiches for lunch, which we ate near Dobson Lake at Mt. Field. Thank you for an exciting day among charming company.

    On Trip Advisor

    Easy to book but may fill up fast so just do it. I am an out of shape fattie but Dan was very kind and patient during our approx. 5 hour walk in Mt. Field. No effects from bush fires. Dan, our guide, has encyclopedic knowledge about all things Tas and Oz. Breakfast stop in Norfolk (get a scallop pie for lunch later), walking in the woods(with wallabies but platypus watch was a fail ☹️), picnic by a pretty creek, berry stop in Westerway Raspberry Farms (must try the cherry plums), Bonorang’s 100 year old cockatoo said “hello” to me, vicious wombats (ok bc they haven’t turned mean adult yet), unfairly maligned Tas Devils, ‘roos and last of the koalas as they transition from Park to rescue Sanctuary. Onto the fabled Mt. Wellington- many aspire to go but depending on weather, can be dicey. The multiple rainbows at the start of the day brought us luck and we went to the summit passing signs of road closure that night due to predicted snow. View was truly awesome but almost lost my iPhone due to freezing hands and raging winds- 37F and 25mph winds. Must bring warm waterproof jacket! Home by 5:30pm in time for a fabulous private conference dinner at Brooks Pier Larder. Overall very well organized (even had rain jackets for those who forgot for the hike), comprehensive and FUN!

    On Trip Advisor

    Incredible Day in Tasmania

    Early morning pick up as scheduled with our fantastic guide for the day, David. It's a full day visiting Mt. Field, Bonorong Wildlife Park and finally a trip to the top of Mt. Wellington.

    David did a great job all day with a good size group. The tour was very informative, it was so interesting learning about Tasmania and its history, particularly Hobart and the surrounding areas. I'm also glad he drove up Mt. Wellington because those roads are absolutely terrifying (especially if you're not used to driving on the left).

    Mt. Field national park was beautiful, walking the forests there and seeing the waterfalls was amazing. Bonorong was a great experience, even if it was a little too warm that day for any of the devils to want to come out much! We were able to feed a lot of kangaroos and visit with koalas.

    Mount Wellington capped off the day and you couldn't have asked for a clearer day. We had lots of time at each stop to take in the experience. Excellent tour, I highly recommend it as a great way to get out and see a lot all in one day.

    On Trip Advisor

    I very much enjoyed the Mt. Field day tour. The guide was full of great information, was personable and friendly, and did a great job keeping things moving, but not rushed. We had good weather, which was a plus too. This tour shows you a lot of the eastern part of Tasmania and two of the tall peaks within reach of Hobart. You get to do some walking, possible see some of the Tasmania wildlife on the walks (we did!), plus get further information at the wildlife sanctuary (not just another zoo, but a place that takes care of injured animals, among other things). And if you're lucky to get a good view from Mt. Wellington, it's amazing. Even with a few clouds on the mountain, the drive up will give you a great view of the surrounding area. Definitely choose this tour if you enjoy nature and scenery. They stop in a town on the way and let you buy food for a picnic lunch, and there are several good options for sandwiches and other foods there.

    On Trip Advisor

    Had a jam packed awesome day, filled with adventure, beautiful views, amazing animals and a super history lesson given by our fantastic tour guide, Connor. Definitely worth every penny.

    On Trip Advisor

    We had a wonderful day on this tour. The driver Connor picked us up from our hotel in a small 13 person van. He told us lots of stories about the history of Tasmania, took us to some amazing places and made the whole day into an exciting and highly enjoyable experience. Thank you Connor!! We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys outdoor activities and walking in nature. Thank you :)