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Russell Falls

15. Russell Falls

time 20 minute circuit (600m circuit)
access
From New Norfolk take road B62 and then B61. If travelling from Lake St Clair, take road B61 from the Lyell Highway (A10), just east of Gretna. See map
fees Park entry fees apply.
facilities Toilets, electric barbecues, kiosk and Visitors Centre near start of track
grade Level 1.
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children, flowing waters, tracks may be closed as walking here is not recommended in strong winds or stormy weather, trees and limbs may fall
prohibited No pets, firearms or bicycles

Russell Falls is one of Tasmania’s most treasured places. The falls delight every visitor and can be reached by a very easy track that may suit some wheelchair users and those with strollers.

You can return from the falls via the same track or follow the creek back by crossing the bridge below the falls.

Highlights

Located in Mt Field National Park, this easy walk will take you through a mixed forest comprising towering swamp gums, the tallest flowering plant on Earth, and species typical of wet forests and cool temperate rainforests, such as dogwood, musk and myrtle. Towards the falls, the track is framed by stunning tall tree ferns. The falls themselves are impossibly picturesque.

At night time glow worms can be seen among the vegetation on the approach to the falls, however, you will need to turn torches off. A handrail will help you move along the track in the dark.