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Lake Dobson

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Travelling further on from Mt Fields and Russell Falls, higher and higher, you come to the end of the road and a beautiful lake called Lake Dobson.
The park can generally be divided into two visitor sections. The first is around the park entrance and includes the Visitor Centre, picnic facilities and the famous Russell Falls. The second is centred at Lake Dobson and includes the long day walks and skiing areas. The two areas are linked by a 16 kilometre unsealed road. Due to snow conditions vehicles using this road may require chains in winter; at times the road may be closed.
Mt Field National Park is one of Tasmania's most loved national parks. The park has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife and offers a great range of facilities for day visitors. Few other national parks in Australia offer such a diversity in vegetation, ranging from tall swamp gum forests and massive tree ferns at the base of the mountain, through rainforest along the Lake Dobson Road, to alpine vegetation at the higher elevations.
The park essentially has two visitor sections. The first, near the park entrance, includes picnic facilities and the famous Russell Falls. Stunning walks through enormous fern forests and some of the tallest trees in the world are available in this area.
The second visitor section is centred at Lake Dobson and includes the long day walks and skiing areas. Dramatic mountain scenery and alpine plant communities are a feature of the higher parts of the park.

We had the great company of our friends Chris and Sarah

A small Padimelon (type of wallaby) enjoys the grass and the mountain air
A Bennetts Wallaby watches us as we explore his habitat

Posted by charlystyles 02:04 Archived in Australia Tagged lake_dobson

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