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The tall swamp gums of Mount Field National Park are amongst the tallest trees in Australia. This walk allows plenty of opportunities to appreciate them. Visitors have the opportunity to use a clinometer to calculate the height of these massive trees.
The swamp gum, Eucalyptus regnans, is the tallest flowering plant on Earth. The Tall Trees circuit takes you through a spectacular forest of these giants, the largest of which were growing when Abel Tasman first sighted Tasmania in 1642, and which are taller than the Wrest Point Casino in Hobart.
About the region
Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania’s oldest national parks and is also one of its most diverse. Spectacular glaciated landscapes compete for attention with cascading waterfalls, including the breathtaking, three-tiered Russell Falls - arguably one of the most impressive waterfalls in Tasmania.
Begin your Mount Field visit with a leisurely walk through the towering tree ferns and giant eucalypts on the short walk to Russell Falls, before travelling up the road toward Lake Dobson, where you will find longer day walks and, in winter, the snow-dusted slopes of the Mount Mawson ski field. During autumn, the hillsides of the Tarn Shelf are a riot of colour as the fagus, or deciduous beech, turns gold, orange and red.
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.
Park entry fees apply.
Toilets, electric barbecues, kiosk and Visitors Centre near start of track.
Supervise children, flowing waters, tracks may be closed as walking here is not recommended in strong winds or stormy weather, trees and limbs may fall.
No pets, firearms or bicycles.
Max elevation: 272 m
Min elevation: 255 m
Total climbing: 17 m
Total descent: -17 m
For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania