Mt Field National Park


Autumn in Tasmania is a pretty special time of the year, especially at Mt Field National park when the fagus begins to turn from green through to red and gold before losing its leaves. The fagus is a deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunnii) and is Australia's only cold climate winter-deciduous tree and is only found in Tasmania. 

It grows in highland regions of Tasmania, most commonly seen in Mt Field National Park and Cradle Mountain. Covering a total area of fewer than 11,000ha; it requires cold winters and more than 1800mm of rain annually. 

April and May are the best times to see the 'turning of the fagus' but times can vary depending on the season. 

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