Starting from the Lake Dobson car park at the end of Lake Dobson Road, Mount Field National Park, this walk takes you to Mount Field West. Enjoy a challenging and rewarding walk to Mount Field West, which at 1434 metres is the highest peak in Mount Field and is often covered in snow. Leaving from Lake Dobson among snow gums and pandanis, the track passes over the rocky screes of the Rodway Range and descends over boulder fields to K Col, where a solid stone hut provides emergency shelter. The track continues along the ridge to Clemes Tarn, then steadily ascends to Naturalist Peak before crossing the plateau to the summit of Mount Field West, which offers spectacular views across the Florentine Valley and the mountain ranges of south-west Tasmania. This walk is subject to severe weather changes throughout the year and is best suited to experienced walkers with good navigation and map reading skills. An early start is recommended as it requires a full day to complete. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.