Tarn Shelf 2007 to 2018

Friends of Mt Field

Tarn Shelf In May 2007 we commenced work on the Tarn Shelf in an attempt to confine traffic into a single track. The shelf had become degraded by walkers trying to avoid muddy sections of track and causing track braiding plus creating a whole lot of small pads going all over the place and  quite […]

Out of the Elements

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Fenton  The weather prospects were a bit disconcerting, but the day turned out not too bad at all. Even at the exposed area at lake Fenton, which is subject to the brunt of any wind, there was no problem working, even though a bit blustery and chilly. Party at Belcher Hut, Lake Fenton Greg […]

Reducing Shortcuts

Friends of Mt Field

Mount Field Visitor Centre Since the new path to Russell Falls was opened there has been a problem of visitors taking a shortcut by leaving the path and trampling areas that would otherwise regenerate.  Screening plants have now been put in to attempt to halt this action.  It has become much more of a problem […]

Mount Field Walkers Enjoy Improved Windy Moor Crossing

Friends of Mt Field

A new boardwalk has been completed at Mount Field National Park, to both protect the fragile alpine plants and improve walker experience. This ambitious project by the Friends of Mount Field has been completed both on time and on budget. Construction of a top quality boardwalk over Windy Moor now allows walkers to traverse this fragile and valuable […]

Made Possible by Wildcare

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Nicholls Track This was a mixed day of work between installing signs and trimming vegetation on the Lake Nicholls Track.  The FOMF have produced signs on the history of Beatties Tarn, Lake Nicholls and Lake Rayner with a grant from Wildcare.  We also have signs for some other locations but on this day, it was just the three mentioned […]

Great to Be Out There

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Nicholls Track Saturday 20 January 2018 On a warm sunny morning we organised the tasks to be undertaken. Alan opted to spend the day watering plants at the visitor centre, while the rest of us either went for trimming vegetation or adding marker poles to the upper sections of the track between Lake Rayner […]

Adding Softness

Friends of Mt Field

A grant from NRM South allowed the Friends of Mount Field to buy plants, stakes and tree guards to rehabilitate an area beside a new path to Russell Falls. We selected musk (Olearia argophylla), dogwood (Pomaderris apetala) and myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamii) which grow naturally in the area and they will make the site more attractive. Meg and Greg planting […]

Rock Solid

Friends of Mt Field

Mount Field East Track  Where a track crosses a boulder field shortly after the Seagers lookout junction, some rocks were placed to make the it easier to traverse them.  Further up the track, where rock hardening had previously been done, there was a large rock dragged to the site by Adrian still unused.  This was moved to harden more […]

Avoiding Uniformity

Friends of Mt Field

Visitor Centre Russell Falls Track Showers were predicted although the Upper Derwent valley forecast suggested these would not be until late afternoon or evening.  We did hear from Linda, the duty Ranger, that it was cold and windy and wet in the alpine area, but at the visitor centre it remained lovely and sunny. Beside the new track […]

Pine Invaders

Friends of Mt Field

Marriotts Falls Track At one stage, the prospects of a fine day were not looking good, but then changed to fine.  And it did start that way, but by lunch time light showers moved through. Radiata pines shooting up within the river reserve at the start of the track were our first task along with trimming back some […]


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