The Waldheim Cabins in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park are really a unique way to visit one of the most popular and beautiful parks in Tasmania. There may be fancier, more romantic and more photogenic accommodation down at Pencil Pine, but you really can’t beat this location. The main hiking trails are literally on your doorstep. Plus, since you can simply leave the key inside the cabin when you leave, it’s the perfect place to stay before starting the Overland Track.
Mt Field is one of the most visited National Parks in Tasmania. With it’s close proximity to Hobart, plenty of short walks and famous Russel Falls, this probably surprises no one. But what may come as more of a shock is that last large majority doesn’t even bother to drive up to the top, let alone do any of the hikes.
Which is lucky for us, since it means beautiful open views without the crowds.
The Government Huts Mt Field are one of favorite weekend getaways from Hobart. Located only minutes away from Lake Dobson and Mt Field’s alpine tracks, these cheap and shabby little huts are really something unique and we can’t help but keep going back to them.
They’re so cheap, it’s a great option for couples, families and for only $225 per night you could rent out all 5 for a massive gathering with friends. If you get lucky enough to find all of them available, because we’re clearly not the only ones who love this mountain accommodation. Booking ahead is a must!
Are you as amazed as we are at how well your breathable rain jacket keeps you dry? How can something that breaths and is so light possibly be waterproof? Well you have a kind of magical chemical mixture called PFC to thank for that. Unfortunately, it’s becoming more and more clear that PFCs are slowly poisoning the planet and you with it as well.
Just little over an hour west of Hobart is a half day walk that will take your breath away. Remote enough to not see any signs of civilization from the summit and still accessible enough to make it a day trip from the city. What’s not to love? If you’re staying in or near Hobart, make sure not to miss Hartz Mountain!