The captivating Pandani Grove Nature Walk is an easy, 30 minute walk around Lake Dobson in the upper sub-alpine section of Mount Field National Park. Leaving from the Lake Dobson carpark, the trail skirts west around the edge of Lake Dobson, passing hidden ski huts, vibrant snowguns and ancient pencil pines.
After a short walk, the trail enters a denser section of sub-alpine forest, and the towering pandanis begin to crowd the path. Walking here is breathtaking, as the endemic pandani surround you in a show of remarkable lush beauty. The trail continues through Pandani Grove for only a few more minutes before reaching Lake Dobson Road. This road takes you back to the Lake Dobson carpark. Towards the end of the trail, a well-established viewing platform offers final views across Lake Dobson.
More adventurous walkers wishing to explore the alpine sections of Mount Field can continue past Lake Dobson to the Tarn Shelf Circuit, Rodway Range Circuit or Mount Field West.
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|The Pandani Grove walk is located 90km northwest of Hobart, within the upper section of the Mount Field National Park, near Lake Dobson. From Hobart, head northwest on the Brooker Highway (A10) to New Norfolk. Once at New Norfolk, follow the winding road of B61/B62, turning right into the Mount Field National Park after 18km. After reaching the National Park, continue past the visitors centre on Lake Dobson Road for 16.5km. The Pandani Grove walk begins from the large car park at the edge of Lake Dobson.
Map for illustrative purposes only. Base map supplied by Land Information System Tasmania
Hazards and Warnings
As with any alpine walking in Tasmania, it can get extremely cold on this walk, so be sure to pack appropriately. For more information on the conditions within Mount Field, please see the information provided by Parks and Wildlife.