For a small island Tasmania is blessed with more than its fair share of natural beauty, challenging walks and climbs, and easy access to tranquility and isolation.
Just over an hour’s drive from Hobart is the Mt Field National Park. In winter there is enough snow for skiers and snowboarders to use the established ski slope or head off into the higher ranges and discover their own adventure.
This circuit walk takes in some fabulous wilderness scenery. There was still some snow around in early Summer to add a bit of extra fun.
We met just one other couple during our eight hour hike. They were tackling a shorter circuit, which seemed like an attractive option to me after the climb up to the shelf. But my daughter had the day planned!!
This hike was my most challenging full day endurance test in preparation before heading off on the Overland Track. I needed a long soak in the bath when I got home.