Mt Field Retreat

Accommodation | Derwent Valley

A self-drive road trip up the magnificent Derwent valley to Mt Field National Park is an absolute must for every visitor to Tasmania.

Not only is it breath-takingly beautiful, but it is so easy to get there as well. 

Fly into Hobart in the morning and pick up your rental car, grab a lazy morning tea in New Norfolk along the way, and by lunch time you will be pulling up at what I feel is one of Australia’s very best natural wonders – Mt Field National Park.

Accommodation options are limited in this stunning part of Tasmania, which is why I was so excited to see Mt Field Retreat open its doors! 

It is an absolute gem, and the perfect place to base yourself, not only for doorstep access to Mt Field NP but also for a day trip out to Maydena, Styx Valley, Lake Pedder, Gordon Dam and the lakeside village of Strathgordon.

Mt Field Retreat - Mt Field Accommodation

There are plenty of reasons why Mt Field Retreat is so good, but for me it comes down to three things – the location, the comfort and quality of the facilities, and most important of all, the friendly approach they take in helping every traveller feel at home.

The location?

You honestly can not get any better. The Mt Field National Park Visitor centre and Tasmania’s best short walk – Russell Falls  & Horseshoe Falls – are a relaxing 6-min stroll through the forest and across the bridge. Keep an eye out for platypus along the way!

Mt Field has so many incredible walking and hiking options for all levels of ability, showcasing the rainforests, waterfalls and alpine tarns of this pristine landscape. 

Day-trippers need to keep a close eye on the clock when they visit, but when you stay at Mt Field Retreat you can experience so much more and do it at a very relaxed pace – the perfect approach if you ask me, as I hate feeling rushed when I’m out exploring and taking photos 📸😊

Even better… as the sun goes down you can head back into the National Park and see pademelons, quolls, turbo-chooks, and plenty of other endemic Tassie wildlife, without the crowds!

🤩 Special Offer

Lappers will receive a complimentary bottle of Tasmanian red wine when they stay 2 or more nights at the relaxing Mt Field Retreat! 🍇🍷

Use the LAPOFTAS code online, or mention the Lap of Tasmania when making your booking 🙌

It was very exciting to follow along online with owners Rachel and Greg as they embarked on their epic journey of developing and building Mt Field Retreat, and when you pull up alongside the lush tree ferns at the front door of your pod I’m sure you will agree the results are well worth all the effort.

King beds are a feature in all four of their pods (easily reconfigured to a split twin if needed) and the bright, spacious kitchenettes are full equipped for all your self-catering needs, including a stovetop and dishwasher. Just wait until you see the bathroom views as well!

If you have special access needs you will be very pleased to hear that one of the four pods has ability access as well, including a studio-style layout with a larger kitchen and bathroom, wide access and fully functional bathroom including a wheel-in shower and convenient shower seat.

Of course, being located so close to the alpine regions of Tasmania the instant electric heating will keep you cosy all night long, and the twin designer chairs are the perfect place to enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning while the sun comes up.

What a fantastic little gem you have created. Warm and cosy with everything we needed. From the waterfalls to the glow worms, Mt Field has captured our hearts.

– Cassi & Shaun

Could you get more welcoming and friendly hosts than Rachel and Greg? I doubt it!

Locals and previous visitors to the region might recognise Rachel as the owner of the wonderful Waterfalls Cafe & Gallery at the Mt Field Visitor centre, and she has translated her warm Tassie-centric approach in such a positive and creative way to Mt Field Retreat.

With Rachel’s artistic eye and Greg’s incredibly evocative photography of the region, together they bring life to the walls of your pod in a uniquely Tasmanian way, and you will find numerous little touches throughout that show you just how much they care about ensuring you enjoy the perfect escape.

Nothing is too much trouble for them, and they go out of their way to help you feel right at home.

For a unique getaway in one of Tasmania’s most beautiful regions, I can’t recommend Mt Field Retreat highly enough.

Don’t forget to mention the Lap of Tasmania or use my LAPOFTAS code to receive your complimentary bottle of Tassie wine as well 🍇🍷😊

Click on the link below to learn more and experience one of my favourite places in Tasmania!

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