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Address: Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia

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Clear water, big views, wildflowers and rocks everywhere

The tarn shelf is a memorable day walk with something for everyone. The short walks around Russell Falls are delightful, but for me, the highlight of Mt Field is the drive to lake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The tarn shelf is a memorable day walk with something for everyone. The short walks around Russell Falls are delightful, but for me, the highlight of Mt Field is the drive to lake Dobson and the longer walks above the tree line. We walked the the loop that takes in the ski fields and tarn shelf, then descends to the... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Walked around the tarn shelf circuit, quite up and down and rocky in places but a lovely 6hr walk with lovely views.

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Thank JulieOEdinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My 13 year old daughter and I explored this walk today, what an experience. Up on the shelf we copped a couple of snow flurries, but once we got down out of the wind it was beautiful weather. Great walk, plenty of views and broken up with 3 shelters. Not for the inexperienced but well worth it!! Make sure you... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I turned 50 a month before I did this walk with my 23 year old son. we did divert off to do two other walks off the same track that day so ended up doing 26.2 kms that day on foot. It's one of the best things I have ever done, we copped hail and snow when we reached the... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Sorry about the dreadful pun, but it had to be said. One of the best and most overlooked walks in Tasmania. The initial climb gets you up onto the higher country and a stunning view of Seal Lake, from there it's along a boardwalk util you reach the tarn shelf. This region is just stunning, there are a string of... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Recommend to walk the Tarn shelf to twilight lake. Then go a different direction or head back. Other side of walk is a hard walk on your knees and legs and there is nothing to look at other than your footing on the uneven rocks.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Forecast said it would be cloudy on the day we went. Silly us, forgot that cloudy in the mountains meant mist, fog, drizzle or even rain. Trail starts at the carpark for Lake Dobson. Shares the same track as Pandani Grove walk in the beginning, then branches out to Urquhart Track. Not much of a view as this part is... More 

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Engadin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We had one of the best days during our stay in Tasmania. After leaving the car at the carpark near the lake we followed a small trail and a gravel road, which are leading to the skiing area. After passing several huts the trail winds his wax through the forest before reaching the open area with great views over the... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

I have done the Tarn Shelf circuit 4 times now. The last time I tried reversing the direction and heading from the lake up to Twilight Tarn and then out across the shelf. I much preferred this direction and so did the people I was taking walking. You start in the bush and cross a few bridges closer to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

I recently made the walk to the Tarn shelf to see the Fagus Trees as they turned colours and dropped leaves prior to winter. Though the walk from the Lake Dobson Carpark is quite a hike due to it climbing steeply, a well formed road to the snow field huts makes the climb not as hard. At the snow fields,... More 

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