Pandani Grove

30 min to 45 min

1.4 km
circuit

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Moderate track
Starting from the carpark at the end of Lake Dobson Road, Mount Field National Park, this circuit walk takes you around Lake Dobson via the Pandani Grove Nature Walk. The Pandani Grove is a delightful green oasis nestled beneath the ski slopes of Mount Field. Following the shoreline of the glacially formed Lake Dobson, this short walk takes you through a forest dominated by a mixture of pencil pines and pandanis, both of which are endemic to Tasmania. Platypuses are occasionally seen in Lake Dobson, particularly around dusk and dawn. The track has no steep sections, but ice and snow can cover sections of the track in winter. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Lake Dobson Road & Pandani Grove Nature Walk (-42.6855892,146.5933334)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Lyell Highway, A10
  • Turn on to Gordon River Road, B61 then drive for 3.4 km
  • Turn slight right onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 12.4 km
  • Turn left onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 7.5 km
  • Turn right onto Lake Dobson Road, C609 and drive for another 15.1 km
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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Lake Dobson Road & Pandani Grove Nature Walk Start (a service road).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 75 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 9 m head through/around the gate.
After another 360 m continue straight.
After another 115 m turn left, to head along Pandani Grove Nature Walk.
After another 240 m (at the intersection of Pandani Grove Nature Walk & HWC Hut Track) continue straight, to head along Pandani Grove Nature Walk.
After another 310 m (at the intersection of Urquhart Track & Pandani Grove Nature Walk) veer left, to head along Pandani Grove Nature Walk.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Pandani Grove Nature Walk.
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Pandani Grove Nature Walk.
Day Shelter (about 35 m back from the start).
After another 40 m pass the toilet (40 m on your right).
After another 7 m come to the end.
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Pandani Grove


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.4 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 1.4 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 1.4 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
1.4 kmDay Shelter
Toilet
1.4 km[toilet]
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