Mt Field NP Base Camp Grade 3/4 - Day Walks

From May 07, 2023 10:00 am until May 11, 2023 5:00 pm
Posted by Jan Douglas
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We will meet at the Mt Field National Park Visitors Centre 10am the park is about 1.5hours from Hobart Airport 

The plan is to spend 4 nights at one of the Government Huts not far from Lake Dobson and do a number of day walks in Mount Field Natioal Park.

The hut accommodates up to 6 people. 

Facilities
The following facilities are located at the Government Huts:
• A sink with running water (this water is untreated; it is recommended that you
treat the water before consumption either through purification tablets/filters or
by boiling for at least three (3) minutes)
• 6 single bunk beds and mattresses (these beds cannot be moved or joined
together)
• A table
• A wood heater
• A woodshed with a blockbuster. Please note that you may need to split and
collect firewood from the woodshed and carry it to your hut
• Shared composting toilet facilities
There are no shower facilities at the Government Huts. Showers are located at the
base of the park in the campground and can be accessed once a $4 fee is paid.

Cost of hut is $180 for the 4 nights and will be shared between those going- maxium of 6

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If you are interested and would like to discuss travel options give me a call.

What to Bring

Day Walking

  • Current Medical Information Form - LOGIN FIRST  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 
  • Water - up to 2 litres recommended for a full day walk
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event 
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies

 

GRADE 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.

GRADE 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited. 

What to Bring For the Hut
Come prepared as if you are going camping. You must bring appropriate equipment,
clothing and supplies for the conditions likely to be experienced within the Park and
the activities you wish to undertake within the Park. See the list below for a minimum
items list.
• Bedding – sleeping bag, pillow, sheets etc.
• Cooking equipment – gas stove, pots and pans, plates and cutlery.
• Lighting – lanterns, headlamps or torches. Candles and kerosene are not
permitted as these present a fire hazard.
• Fire starters – newspaper, firelighters and matches.
• Food – it’s a good idea to bring extra meals, especially when there is bad
weather forecasted.
• Food storage – a plastic tub, esky or similar is a good idea to keep food safe
from wildlife. If you do not bring a storage container, it is best to store food
and rubbish within your vehicle.
• Drinking water – or be prepared to treat the water source in the huts.
• Appropriate clothing – the Government Huts are in an alpine region, as such
they are prone to extreme weather conditions. Warm, waterproof and
windproof clothing is essential.