Mount Field East via Lake Nicholls is a walk in Mount Field National Park.
4 - 5 hrs circuit, 10km. Grade 4.
A gradual uphill climb from the Mount Field East carpark on Lake Dobson Road takes you through wonderful sub-alpine forest, past Lake Nicholls and onto open moorland.
Lake Nicholls is a good choice in wild weather as it tends to be a bit more protected. Supervise children on the final steep section where you will clamber over big boulders to the summit of Mount Field East. On a fine day this mountain top offers superb views across the Derwent Valley to the east and Rodway Range to the west.
You can opt to return by the same route, or take the circuit past Lake Fenton. You will cross Windy Moor, pass through snow gum forests and descend the boulder fields down to Lake Fenton. A short side trip from near Lake Fenton takes you up to Seagers Lookout with views to the south east. If you take the full circuit - take care as you will need to walk back down the road to your car.
Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.