Mt Field National Park

Mt Field National Park is located 75km northwest of Hobart and features gorgeous waterfalls and tall timbers in a delightful forest setting. National Park entry fees apply and vehicle based camping is permitted near the park entrance.

The three sets of waterfalls and tall trees can be seen on a 6km circuit. For the less energetic, Russell Falls is an easy 10 minute walk and a further 15 minutes to Horseshoe Falls. The Lady Barron Falls circuit takes about 2 hours. These walks leave from the Russell Falls car park.

Russell Falls is a beautiful set of falls surrounded by lush forest greenery. The walk is an easy 300m to the falls through fabulous forest along a wheelchair suited pathway. For those continuing on with the circuit, the track leads to the top of Russell Falls where there are views over the forest below.

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Further on is Horseshoe Falls which is another scenic delight bordered by bright green ferns, myrtles and eucalypts.

Beyond this point is a bushwalking trail to the Tall Trees section where the timbers tower to great heights. It’s here where you’ll discover the Tasmanian Swamp Gum, the world’s tallest hardwood. The tallest on record is 98 metres and the tallest here in the park is 79 metres. The height and girth of these trees are astounding.

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From here onwards there is plenty of uphill walking as you make your way to Lady Barron Falls. mt-field-lady-barron-falls These falls make a nice finish to the points of interest along the circuit and then you can wind down by continuing on a leisurely stroll back to the Russell Falls carpark.

This park offers magnificent waterfalls and stunning forest in this lowland section. Note for keen hikers there are longer walks in the higher alpine section of the park. Check at the Visitor Centre at the Russell Falls carpark for more details.

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