Russell Falls Tour Mt Field National Park
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One of the most celebrated waterfalls in Tasmania is beautiful Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park. This bus tour takes you from Hobart to Mt Field to see Russell Falls. Fantastic bus trip to Mt Field National Park, Tasmania.
They have changed this tour around a bit, where once you went and saw Tasmanian Devils. These days the tour stops at The Salmon Ponds, Australia's oldest trout hatchery for morning tea and trout feeding. It is still one of the best tours to Russell Falls, which is a photographers heaven.
Definitly the highlight of any tour into the Mt Field National Park is a visit to the beautiful Russell Falls.
Hidden among the giant ferns and dense rainforest of Mount Field National Park is the stunningly beautiful Russell Falls, but for those that can go that littler further, Horseshoe Falls will also give you a great experience. .
Russell Falls is an easy 10 minute walk from the visitors centre through the forest, which most visitors can undertake with ease. Just 300 meters further on are the equally beautiful Horseshoe Falls which the more energetic among the tour group may like to visit.
Along the way you will walk beneath the forest canopy and gaze at large flowering gums, giant ferns and perhaps see some of the unique wildlife that abounds in the Tasmania bush.
Mt Field National Park was the first National Park gazzetted in Tasmania and some of the trees found there are over 400 years old. Prime location to see the Tasmanian Devil in it's natural habitat, the forest is also home to many species of Australian animals. Walk softly and there is every chance of seeing a wallaby or two.
On your way to the Mt Field National Park, the driver will stop for morning tea at the Salmon Ponds trout hatchery. You can feed trout and salmon while enjoying a cuppa and cake at the Salmon Ponds, which were constructed way back in 1860.
Take the time to learn about the difficulties of introducing trout into Australian waters way back in the 1800's. The Salmon Ponds also has a Trout Fishing Museum and beautiful gardens, which makes this stop something special.
Russell Falls Day Tour is really a good trip and no visit to Hobart would be complete if you don't go and take some photos at Russell Falls. Value for money.
(Russell Falls photograph © Danielle Frieberg.)