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Tarn Shelf

Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Clear water, big views, wildflowers and rocks everywhere

The tarn shelf is a memorable day walk with something for everyone. The short walks around Russell... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
NorrieCarol912
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Brisbane, Australia
Great views

Walked around the tarn shelf circuit, quite up and down and rocky in places but a lovely 6hr walk... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
JulieOEdinburgh
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Edinburgh
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“down hill” (2 reviews)
“rock hopping” (2 reviews)
“ski fields” (4 reviews)
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Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

The tarn shelf is a memorable day walk with something for everyone. The short walks around Russell Falls are delightful, but for me, the highlight of Mt Field is the drive to lake Dobson and the longer walks above the tree line. We walked the...More

2  Thank NorrieCarol912
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Walked around the tarn shelf circuit, quite up and down and rocky in places but a lovely 6hr walk with lovely views.

Thank JulieOEdinburgh
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My 13 year old daughter and I explored this walk today, what an experience. Up on the shelf we copped a couple of snow flurries, but once we got down out of the wind it was beautiful weather. Great walk, plenty of views and broken...More

Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I turned 50 a month before I did this walk with my 23 year old son. we did divert off to do two other walks off the same track that day so ended up doing 26.2 kms that day on foot. It's one of the...More

Thank tanyamason4
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Sorry about the dreadful pun, but it had to be said. One of the best and most overlooked walks in Tasmania. The initial climb gets you up onto the higher country and a stunning view of Seal Lake, from there it's along a boardwalk util...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Recommend to walk the Tarn shelf to twilight lake. Then go a different direction or head back. Other side of walk is a hard walk on your knees and legs and there is nothing to look at other than your footing on the uneven rocks.

Thank nixta86
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Forecast said it would be cloudy on the day we went. Silly us, forgot that cloudy in the mountains meant mist, fog, drizzle or even rain. Trail starts at the carpark for Lake Dobson. Shares the same track as Pandani Grove walk in the beginning,...More

Thank jongjong
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We had one of the best days during our stay in Tasmania. After leaving the car at the carpark near the lake we followed a small trail and a gravel road, which are leading to the skiing area. After passing several huts the trail winds...More

2  Thank lemongras
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I have done the Tarn Shelf circuit 4 times now. The last time I tried reversing the direction and heading from the lake up to Twilight Tarn and then out across the shelf. I much preferred this direction and so did the people I was...More

6  Thank Elllli
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I recently made the walk to the Tarn shelf to see the Fagus Trees as they turned colours and dropped leaves prior to winter. Though the walk from the Lake Dobson Carpark is quite a hike due to it climbing steeply, a well formed road...More

3  Thank Ben S
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