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This hike summary has been provided by Waterfalls of Tasmania and as such, not all information has been provided on this site. For more information on this waterfall hike, please visit Waterfalls of Tasmania.
There are many waterfalls throughout Tasmania that are worth exploring! One of the best ways to discover some of the best scenery in Tasmania is simply hiking to a waterfall. Waterfalls of Tasmania has the most informative and thorough documentation about Tasmania's most popular waterfalls.
There are many scientific reasons why visiting a waterfall is good for our mental and physical health. I won't go into them here but I will say that exploring waterfalls on your hikes is a great way to break up the journey as their beauty alone is good for the soul. Search for more hikes with waterfalls here.
Photography by Craig Doumouras
About the region
Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania’s oldest national parks and is also one of its most diverse. Spectacular glaciated landscapes compete for attention with cascading waterfalls, including the breathtaking, three-tiered Russell Falls - arguably one of the most impressive waterfalls in Tasmania.
Begin your Mount Field visit with a leisurely walk through the towering tree ferns and giant eucalypts on the short walk to Russell Falls, before travelling up the road toward Lake Dobson, where you will find longer day walks and, in winter, the snow-dusted slopes of the Mount Mawson ski field. During autumn, the hillsides of the Tarn Shelf are a riot of colour as the fagus, or deciduous beech, turns gold, orange and red.