Russell Falls Walk
Mount Field National Park
Directions - Russell Falls is located just over an hour west of Hobart, take the Brooker Hwy north and follow the signs for New Norfolk. Pass through the town and follow the signs for Westerway and then Mount Field National Park. Turn right into Mount Field National Park and the trail head is located behind the Visitor Centre using the path to the left.
The Hike - Russell Falls is one of the more iconic waterfalls in Tasmania and constantly pops up on the marketing material you see about the island state. Being only an hour from Hobart and a short walk from the excellent Visitor Centre at Mount Field, the 1.7km loop provides easy access for those wanting a taste of the fern filled rainforest and an impressive waterfall. When we bought our current unit there were three Australian Airlines prints on the wall of the garage by artist Jo Anne Hook and one of them is the Tasmania print that I believe is Russell Falls. I love this style of travel poster and her work, mainly around Queensland has the same bright and vibrant style.