Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park

4.7
#5 of 46 in Nature in Tasmania
Waterfall Nature / Park
A white sheet of water spills over the edge of a siltstone cliff face at Russell Falls. A popular sight for visitors since its discovery in 1856, this idyllic natural setting is a perfect spot to snap a picture or two. The hike is paved and makes for easy walking through the sassafras and gum trees towards the sound of rushing water. Use our Mount Field National Park itinerary planner to add Russell Falls and other attractions to your Mount Field National Park vacation plans.
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  • Temperature was 1deg and it was heavy fog in low areas. Walk to Falls was easy through rainforest of Tree Ferns. Falls were amazing. Multi-levels make the waterfall remarkable  more »
  • Takes about 30mins (back and forth) to complete. Good distance and terrain good for young kids and beginners. Enjoyed the walk and the a cuppa at the cafe after.  more »
  • Mount fields National Park is also a must with the beautiful Russell Falls. We also hiked to the Horseshow Falls. They are fairly easy to get to. The tall trees area has the tallest trees in the South...  more »
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  • Beautiful area for lunch, a walk, a hike and to just take in the fresh air. Plenty of short walks for family's with smaller kids. Our 4 year old had no problem getting to horse shoe falls and back. Highly recommended
  • I have seen quite a few waterfalls, but at its small size it stands out as a bit different, and very easily accessible so good for families
  • Australia has incredible natural beauty and Tasmania takes that to a new level. This was our first visit to Russell Falls and it will certainly not be our last. It is a breathtaking walk amongst ancient trees, some wider than cars, experiencing the spray and power of the water falls from safe viewing platforms from the melting snow. Plan to spend a few hours walking through the park to visit the other falls near by, plus the ski fields if winter. Take warm clothing as it gets very cold and windy, plus food and water as the nearby cafe could be closed.
  • The most beautiful waterfall I have seen~ you should check it out by yourself when you travel in Tasmania. We spent 2.5 hours to finish the whole trails for visiting 3 waterfalls(Russell Falls/Horseshoe Falls/Ladies Barron Falls) they are stunning! And we enjoy the talk tree walk so much!
  • Awesome place. It turns out that Russell falls is the most visited water falls in Tasmania. ITs so amazing. Must visit place.

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