Posted by: danielfee | February 5, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 02-05-2012

Russell Falls - Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

Russell Falls – Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

Mount Field National Park is the location of what is probably the most photographed waterfall in Tasmania – the 131 foot high Russell Falls. Its three elegant tiers, framed by lush vegetation, have attracted visitors for well over a hundred years. In 1885, Russell Falls became Tasmania’s first nature reserve, while Mount Field was declared a national park in 1916. The diversity of Mount Field’s 40,191 acres is remarkable. As striking as Russell Falls are, if you confine yourself to the area near the Visitor Center at the bottom of the mountain, you’ll miss Horseshoe Falls, which is only 30 minutes further or Lady Barron Falls, which is a 2-hour round trip. But if you have the whole day, you can spend 6 hours taking the beautiful alpine experience hike to the Tarn Shelf above Lake Dobson.

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