Government Huts - Mt Field

Situated at approximately 1000m elevation, Government Huts provide an excellent base for experiencing the alpine regions of Mount Field National Park. They are nestled among snow gums and overlook a beautiful alpine moorland. The Government Huts were established on the Lake Dobson Road in 1940s for the use of the original Lake Dobson road workers, before being moved to their current location near Lake Dobson. Government Huts provide low-cost, basic accommodation for visitors and small groups. There are five small huts with space for six visitors each. The complex includes a communal toilet facility as well as a woodshed and water tank (but no showers).



In winter months, freezing conditions and snow are common. This requires all guests to ensure you have warm clothing, sleeping bag and supply of food for a day or two in case of road closures. Guests should be self sufficient and responsible for arranging their own transport to and from the huts. You will need to prepare your car for these conditions. Radiators should have anti-freeze additive, batteries need to be serviceable, and if in a 2wd vehicle, chains may need to be carried and fitted. After hours key collection is on the door of the visitor centre. Your key will be in an envelope with your name on it. Please return your key to the visitor centre. After hours key return is via the registration box. Please leave the cabin clean ready for the next occupant. They are basic with running water, wood heater, and six bunks with mattresses. Visitors should come prepared as if for camping. Click here to view the full details.

Arrival Time: 14:00|Departure Time: 10:00


  • Bushwalking Trails
  • BYO linen
  • Carpark
  • Native Bush
  • No Pets


66 Lake Dobson Road, National Park TAS 7140, Australia

Cancellation Policy

A $23 fee to Parks and Wildlife and a $22 booking centre cancellation fee applies if you cancel more than 14 days before your scheduled arrival. After this time refunds do not apply. If a cancellation is made at short notice due to ill health a medical certificate must be provided and an application made in writing for a full refund to apply. All refund applications will be considered on a case by case basis. A full refund will apply if the road is closed by the Road Management Authority. No refunds given due to lack of snow.