Russell Falls

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It’s a short and beautiful walk to Tasmania’s favourite waterfall. It was formed when horizontal beds of soft rock eroded back to more resistant rock that had vertical faces. But as you stand in the mossy, deep green forest, and watch the water cascading gently over multiple levels, you don’t need to know its geology. Just breathe deep and enjoy its awesome beauty. When it’s time to leave, return via the same route or take the loop track back on the other side of the fern-filled creek. You may even spy a platypus in the creek.

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.

At night, 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.​


  • Walking | hiking
  • Sight-seeing
  • Picnics
  • Photography


  • Walking track - 1.4km return | grade 1
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecues
  • Visitor Centre
  • Parking
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • A National Parks Pass is required to access National Parks in Tasmania. Check the parks website for bookings and for further details.
  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Weather conditions in Tasmania can change quickly and frequently, especially in alpine areas. Snow, rain, wind and sun are all possible at any time of the year, and bushfires can occur between October and March. 
  • Deaths have occurred when people have been caught unprepared in cold, wet and windy weather. Children, older people and those with an illness or disability are at the greatest risk in such conditions.
  • Wear suitable, sturdy footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements, including a rain jacket with hood and warm clothing.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.

Photo & content credits: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Services & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Russell Falls

Address: Russell Falls, 66 Lake Dobson Rd, National Park, Tas 7140

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