Lady Barron Falls Circuit Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Lake Dobson Road

  • End: Lake Dobson Road

  • Closest Town: Westerway

  • Location: Mount Field National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 73km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.683311

  • Longitude: 146.715041

The Lady Barron Falls Circuit hike is a 6km, grade 2 trail located in the Mount Field National Park, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

An excellent walk that offers the best of the Mt Field National Park’s lower altitude tracks. It includes Russell Falls, Lady Barron Falls, the Tall Trees Walk and more.

Highlights

Mt Field offers a unique opportunity to sample the rich diversity of Tasmania’s plant life, from the wet sclerophyll and rainforest species along this walk, to the alpine species in the higher reaches of the park.

This walk will take you through tall forests dominated by the tallest flowering plant on Earth, the swamp gum (Eucalyptus regnans), and species typical of Tamania’s cool temperate rainforests – many of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Along the lower reaches of the track, swamp gum occurs in association with stringy bark, E. obliqua – a poorly reserved forest community.

Lady Barren Falls
The waterfall is named after Lady Clara Barron – the wife of Sir Harry Barron, Governor of Tasmania from 1909 to 1913.

Like Russell and Horseshoe Falls, Lady Barron Falls is composed of marine Permian siltstone, faced by retreating sandstone layers. All three falls provide a glimpse of the underlying geology in a heavily forested area where the geology is otherwise hidden beneath vegetation and soils.

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Region

Hobart and Surrounds

Getting there

From New Norfolk take road B62 and then B61. If travelling from Lake St Clair, take road B61 from the Lyell Highway (A10), just east of Gretna.

Tips

Park entry fees apply.

Toilets, electric barbecues, kiosk and Visitors Centre near start of track.

Supervise children, flowing waters, tracks may be closed as walking here is not recommended in strong winds or stormy weather, trees and limbs may fall.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

 

Total distance: 5926 m
Max elevation: 276 m
Min elevation: 183 m
Total climbing: 242 m
Total descent: -242 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania