Wildcare – Friends of Mt Field


Wildcare - Friends of Mt Field works in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service to assist with a wide range of management activities including promotion of natural areas to the Tasmanian community, maintenance work on National Park visitor assets such as walking tracks, hut restoration and weed control and rehabilitation/revegetation projects.

Many of these visitors are attracted to Mt Field for its diversity, physical attractions and the varying environments found within the National Park.   The Alpine Mosaic Walk is one of four along the Lake Dobson Road that interprets the various environments that can be found inside the National Park.  The existing track was routed on a wet peaty alpine plain that is severely eroded, boggy and becomes a stream from rainfall and melting snow. The condition of the track was a deterrent to Tasmanian and other visitors who wish to visit the site.

The Tasmanian Community Fund provided funds to Wildcare to purchase timber and associated materials to upgrade the 300m walking track to an all-weather boardwalk track raised above the current natural surface. Timber seating was installed at the interpretation panel at the end of the track.

The track upgrade was undertaken by volunteers with supervision and support from Parks and Wildlife.  Volunteers have also rehabilitated the area surrounding the track and improved the interpretation panels along the track.

The track is now an all season walk, usable by all visitors to the National Park.