Mount Field National Park is Home to Tasmania’s Most Stunning Waterfalls

Russell Falls, Tasmania, Australia
Russell Falls, Tasmania, Australia. Photo by Karen Chew on Unsplash

Breathtaking waterfalls are scattered all around Tasmania, but were you aware that some of the very best are located in one place? Tasmania’s oldest national park Mount Field is home to some of the most stunning waterfalls that this island has in store—starting with these three beautiful spots.

Russell Falls

Russell Falls is one of Tasmania’s biggest natural wonders, and you shouldn’t miss it for the world if you find yourself inside Mount Field National Park. Located on its eastern border, this tiered–cascade waterfall is surrounded by lush forest and it’s truly a sight to behold. It remains one of the symbols of Tasmania and it was even featured on one of Australia’s first postage stamps.

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls is located upstream from Russell Falls, and it’s certainly worth the short walk. They’re both tiered–cascade waterfalls with many things in common, but Horseshoe will win you over with its surrounding ferns and moss-covered rocks, and that’s reason enough to check it out.

Lady Barron Falls

The third waterfall on Mount Field’s Loop Walk, Lady Barron Falls will take almost an hour to reach from Horseshoe Falls, but hiking enthusiasts will love this track. It’s a relatively small waterfall since it’s just 8 meters high, so it’s best to make sure it has a good flow of water before your visit.