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Russell Falls

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A very popular, picturesque waterfall.

One of the things to do in the Mount Field National Park, the Russell Falls is one of the most picturesque falls in Tasmania and a little over an hours drive from Hobart.

The falls are located in the east at the entrance to the park and at the foot of the park plateau among tall tree ferns and eucalypts. It is where the Russell Creek cascades more then 40 metres over several tiers of sandstone ledges.

The falls have been a popular tourist attraction for the area going right back to the late 19th century when the falls reserve was first established.

Russell Falls Mt Field National Park
By JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons

Picnic area and camping ground

An easy to navigate walking track provides access to the falls from the car park. The falls are a short distance from the park Visitors Centre and picnic areas and there is also a camping ground near the Tyenna River. The camping ground has very good facilities with power and unpowered sites for tents or caravans, toilet and shower block, washing machines, clothes driers and a cooking shelter with electric barbecues.