Walks range from easy, low-level strolls, such as the famous Russell Falls Track (suitable for wheelchairs), to cross-country ski trips across the higher plateaus. As always, remember to bring warm, rain and wind-proof clothing – no matter what time of year you visit. Use the guide below to find a walk that suits both you and the weather of the day.
Pandani Grove Nature Walk
We’ve listed this alpine walk as moderate as the track can be covered with ice and snow. Even in dry conditions it’s still often wet underfoot. The track skirts the edges of Lake Dobson through subalpine vegetation and passes through a grove of beautiful tall pandanis, and pencil pines. Collect a brochure from the Visitor Centre and learn a little about the alpine environment.
This wonderful lookout is accessed via the Lake Fenton Carpark. It is a 2hr return track. From the carpark, follow the bush trail to Fenton, crossing the Fenton Creek below the dam wall, then picking up the trail at the sign indicating “track”. Great views can be gained with a short moderate effort. Walking boots are recommended for this walk.
This is a delightful series of small glacial lakes. Access is from a track that leaves from the ski fields. Take the Urquart Track from the Lake Dobson car park to reach the ski fields.
Tarn Shelf/Lake Newdegate/Twilight Tarn and Lake Webster Trail is a long days circuit walk that will take you across the Tarn Shelf, returning via the lower lakes. The tarns are often frozen in winter. The rustic Twilight Tarn hut is a relic from days gone by and contains skiing memorabilia from earlier decades. Track work has been undertaken to address the muddier sections of the track and to protect the rare and sensitive vegetation in the area, please assist us by staying on the formed tracks.
Mt Field East and Lake Nicholls
This is about a five hour return trip. The uphill climb is gradual rather than steep. It can be extremely windy on the summit so be sure to carry protective clothing.
Lake Belton and Lake Belcher
The track to these lakes leaves from Wombat Moor and crosses open moorland before descending through sub-alpine forest. Sections of this walk are wet and muddy.
Mt Field West
This is a long days walk to the edge of the national park. It should not be attempted in wet and windy conditions and all parties should have at least one experienced walker, with navigation skills. The entire route can often be skied in the winter months.
Mt Field East via Windy Moor
If you don’t mind wading through a few sections of deep mud, this walk makes a nice circuit and travels across a lovely moorland.
Rodway Range - Tarn Shelf Circuit
This walk will give you the views from the Rodway Range as well as the delights of the Tarn Shelf. It’s recommended for fit walkers only. Skis or snowshoes are often necessary in the winter months.uphill climb is gradual rather than steep. It can be extremely windy on the summit so be sure to carry protective clothing.