© Sergeant Paul Steane/Police and Marine Rescue Services Tasmanian emergency crews rescued two men whose car was snowed in. The pair were reached on foot after almost 24 hours after hazardous conditions thwarted earlier attempts by snowplough and helicopter.
Nine adults and a child winched to safety from Mount Field national park, a day after police rescued two men from snowbound car in same park

Police have rescued 10 people who were stranded for more than a day after heavy snow in Tasmania.

Two men were rescued in Mount Field national park late on Monday night after their car was snowed in, but police were not aware of the other party until Tuesday.

At about 1pm on Tuesday, a helicopter winched nine adults and a child to safety from the same national park, north-west of Hobart.

Four had taken shelter in a hut - details of the others were not immediately released.

"All persons were in good condition and spirits," police search and rescue spokesman Michael Preshaw said.

The groups had been snowed in at Lake Dobson, where there was significant snowfall overnight on Sunday.

Hazardous conditions had thwarted attempts by snowplough and helicopter to reach the pair trapped in their car. After almost 24 hours a team on foot used chainsaws, a tractor and a large truck to make it through 6km of snow to reach the men.

Police rescue sergeant Paul Steane said there was a lot of soft snow and fallen trees in the area.

"They were pleased to see us - they didn't want to spend another night out there," he told News Corp.

The men had kept warm by turning on the car engine periodically, but were running short of food. They were able to drive out after the tractor cleared a path.

Snow fell at sea level in and around Hobart on Monday for the first time in a decade, while northern and western parts of the state also copped a dumping.

Roads in some elevated areas remained closed on Tuesday and police urged drivers to use caution.

The cold conditions were forecast to continue with another front due to pass over Tasmania late on Tuesday.

It would be followed by snowfall at 100 metres above sea level on Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology predicted.

Source: Australian Associated Press