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 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.
We will take you for a short walk to, the famous Russell Falls, Some Stunning walks through enormous fern forests and show you some of the tallest trees in the world. We also go to Lake Dobson which includes the short and long day walks and skiing areas. Dramatic mountain scenery and alpine plant a community is a feature of the higher parts of the park.
Day 1 – Hobart to Cradle Mountain
A real welcome to Tasmania day – It’s a lot different from what most people think. Leave Hobart and travel through the midlands where many historic convict towns are located amongst vast farming areas. Stopping for a famous curried Scallop pie (seafood) and delicious local honey, you will be ready to experience the Cradle Mountain National Park which lies on the edge of the World Heritage Listed Area. In the evening you can have an extra tour to see Tasmanian Devils.
We can share this with you and show you food you will never taste anyone quite like it in the world Join us for a food and wine expedition.
Tasmania’s compelling convict heritage began for those involved, as a very real world experience to literally another dimension: of distance, climate, hardship and environment. There are many places to visit and we at Great Expeditions would love to share them with you, The history of Tasmania is fascinating albeit very sad.
The first British convicts arrived in New South Wales in 1788. By the end of that century Governor King of New South Wales needed somewhere to send incorrigible convicts – those who re-offended.
Convicts came from all walks of life. Most had little education, forced into crime to survive in a rapidly industrializing Britain. Many of their crimes were petty, such as stealing a sheep or some clothing. But there were also educated convicts, with skills that enabled them to be used as clerks or draughtsman, or with training in professions such as medicine, architecture, printing or building – all essential in building a new colony.