Check In: 14:00 |Check Out: 10:00

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).

Please note: Due to COVID 19, the Parks and Wildlife Service has made some small changes to the Government Hut accommodation. These changes have been implemented to improve the safety of visitors. These changes include: a strict check out time of 10am, a strict check in time of 2pm (keys can be collected from 1:30pm onwards), toilet facilities will be cleaned daily and huts cleaned upon departure, guests will need to bring any hygiene and cleaning items they require for their stay, guest numbers are to remain at six (6) per hut, shared areas have a limited maximum number of people and hand sanitising stations are located in each hut and the shared toilet facility.

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.

The following facilities are located at the Government Huts:
• A sink with running water
• 6 single bunk beds and mattresses
• A table
• A wood heater
• A woodshed with a blockbuster
• Shared composting toilet facilities

There are no shower facilities at the Government Huts. Please also note that there is no electricity in the huts.

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  • BYO linen
  • Carpark
  • Native Bush
  • No Pets

Terms and Conditions

You are eligible for a full refund if you cancel more than fourteen (14) days before your scheduled arrival. No refund will apply if less than fourteen (14) days’ notice is provided. Changes to your booking cannot be made within fourteen (14) days of your scheduled arrival. 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 to all vehicles by the Road Management Authority. No refunds will be given due to lack of snow or for having an unprepared vehicle (example: not carrying snow chians or vehicles not permitted to travel on unsealed roads). A full refund will apply if the National Park is closed for any reason by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. Any damages caused to the huts and/or facilities during your stay will incur a fee. The fee will vary depending on the damage caused. If you lock yourself out of a hut and damage the hut whilst trying to gain entry you may be charged a damage fee. If your key is not returned on time a replacement fee of $300 will apply.