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Nelson Falls Tasmania

Nelson Falls

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Directions - Located about three hours north west of Hobart, take the Brooker Hwy north and follow the signs for New Norfolk. Cross the River Derwent at New Norfolk and then follow the Lyell Highway north west all the way to Derwent Bridge. Nelson Falls is located just under an hour west along the highway with ample parking available. 

The Hike - With our journey today taking us from Lake St Clair to Strahan, I'd lined up a series of stops along the way to experience what this World Heritage Area had to offer. In my previous post for Donaghys Hill I had referred to the series of trails along the Lyell Highway as a bit of a degustation and we were about to get a taste of the waterfall course for the day. Unfortunately when we arrived the car park was already overflowing and this seemed to be a popular school holiday spot compared to the other stops we'd made this morning.