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Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park

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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. Put Russell Falls and other Mount Field National Park attractions into our Mount Field National Park holiday website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • walking a fairly easy trail among some truly amazing tall trees. the falls are ok but not spectacular. 
    walking a fairly easy trail among some truly amazing tall trees. the falls are ok but not spectacular.  more »
  • Little gem, takes a bit of driving (1.5hrs) from Hobart but worth the effort if you’re on the way to stay somewhere north or west. We walked up from the visitors centre - where we purchased a... 
    Little gem, takes a bit of driving (1.5hrs) from Hobart but worth the effort if you’re on the way to stay somewhere north or west. We walked up from the visitors centre - where we purchased a...  more »
  • From the Mount Field visitors centre Russell Falls is an easy 25 minute return walk. Easy going level path, you walk past fallen trees, ferns, cascading streams and mossy outcrops. At the end is a....  more
    From the Mount Field visitors centre Russell Falls is an easy 25 minute return walk. Easy going level path, you walk past fallen trees, ferns, cascading streams and mossy outcrops. At the end is a....  more »
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  • This place is 1 hour drive from Hobart City. There is an entry fee of $40 to visit this park. It is not worth paying this, just for entering this place. But you can use this pass to visit other national parks in Tasmania. There is car park available and need to display the entry ticket under your windscreen. The water fall is 10 minutes walk from the visitor centre. You walk through dense forest and it is a great experience. Lot of big trees, Fern trees, Wild mushrooms, Streams, etc. The path is well maintained and not really steep. The water fall is not that great, if you are just visiting the fall. But there is a trail for walking and you can walk if you enjoy walking in the forest.
  • A fantastic short easy walk part excellent gravel track and part boardwalk. However along the way some spectacular trees, rainforest and then at the end one of the best falls I've seen. The track to connect the walk to the horseshoe Falls was closed in August 2022 due to a fallen tree.
  • Short 10 min walk to Russell Falls from the cafe. We then also walked to Horseshoe Falls which was another 10 mins. You won’t be disappointed, as they are both beautiful water falls. You’ll take plenty of photos along the way. Very picturesque!!
  • Russell Falls 😍 One of Tasmania's most photographed and arguably Tasmania’s prettiest waterfall. Russell Falls was at the heart of the creation of Tasmania's first national park. It was first protected in 1885 as a reserve, and expanded into Mount Field National Park in 1916. The waterfall also featured on one of Australia's first postage stamps. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the waterfall features two main drops pouring into a pool surrounded by tall tree ferns creating a majestic atmosphere
  • The Russell Falls, a tiered–cascade waterfall on the Russell Falls Creek, is located in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. The Russell Falls are situated on the eastern boundary of Mount Field National Park, 100 metres (330 ft) downstream of the Horseshoe Falls, approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Hobart via the Brooker and Lyell highways. Accessible by a paved walking track, the falls are a popular tourist attraction. The waterfall descends over horizontal marine Permian siltstone benches, while the vertical faces of the falls are composed of resistant sandstone layers.

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