As one of Tasmania’s oldest national parks, Mt Field National Park offers stunning walks through enormous fern forests, and you can even view some of the tallest trees in the world right here!
Mt Field National Park is just over one hour’s drive from Hobart View New Norfolk and the Mt Field Visitor Centre is located near the park entrance. Entry fees apply and you can purchase Parks Passes from the Visitor Centre.
Located on the eastern boundary of Mount Field National Park, Russell Falls is a popular tourist attraction and is located 100 metres downstream of Horseshoe Falls.
The falls are guaranteed to delight every visitor and boast the convenience of being easily reached via a very easy track that may suit some wheelchair users and those with strollers. Walkers will enjoy the mixed forest surrounds of towering swamp gums, rainforests and stunning tall ferns.
The walk is approximately 600m’s return and walkers should allow 20-minutes for the round trip.
The route is graded Level 2, which is an easy walk suitable for most fitness levels. Tracks may have occasional steps and a formed gravel or hardened surface.
Walkers should ensure they have sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block. You should also pack a raincoat, woollen jersey, snack food and a drink.
Because there is flowing water within the circuit, children should always be supervised. It is also not recommended walking here in strong winds or stormy weather and the track may be closed at short notice during periods of high wind.
No pets, firearms or bicycles are permitted on the track.
Park entry fees DO apply.
You will find the public toilets, electric barbecues, kiosk and Visitors Centre all located near the start of the track.
From New Norfolk take road B62 and then B61. If you are travelling from Lake St Clair then take road B61 from the Lyell Highway (A10), just east of Gretna.