Pandani Grove Nature Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 40mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Lake Dobson Road

  • End: Lake Dobson Road

  • Closest Town: Westerway

  • Location: Mount Field National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 87.5km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.685535

  • Longitude: 146.593269

Pandani Grove Nature Walk is a 1.5km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Mount Field National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 40mins to complete.

Summary

Named after the world’s tallest heath – the pandani – this walk circuits Lake Dobson in the Mt Field National Park. In fine weather, it’s suitable for all the family.

Highlights

The remarkable pandani is just one of many subalpine plants that are found in Tasmania and nowhere else on Earth. Along the walk you will encounter numerous alpine plants. Indeed, Mt Field is unusual in that the diversity of plants in the upper reaches of the mountain is greater than the diversity of plants in the forests at the base of the mountain.

At the far end of the lake, you will enter a stunning patch of forest dominated by a mixture of pandanis and pencil pines. Pencil pines are one of a number of ancient conifers that are endemic to Tasmania.

Platypuses are occasionally seen in Lake Dobson, particularly at dusk and dawn.

Region

Hobart and Surrounds

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Getting there

From New Norfolk take road B62 and then B61. If travelling from Lake St Clair, take road B61 from the Lyell Highway (A10), just east of Gretna. Once at the park, continue up the Lake Dobson Road for 16km. This section of road is unsealed and can be closed due to snow.

Tips

Park entry fees apply.

Toilets and day shelter near walk start at Lake Dobson. Electric barbecues, visitor centre and restaurant located at the park entrance.

The track has no steep sections, but ice and snow can cover sections of track.

Supervise children , tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

 

Total distance: 1419 m
Max elevation: 1050 m
Min elevation: 1029 m
Total climbing: 32 m
Total descent: -32 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania