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Visiting Horseshoe Falls Tasmania

Visiting Horseshoe Falls Tasmania

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Everything you need to know about visiting Horseshoe Falls Tasmania. Witness one of Tasmania’s most beautiful forest waterfalls nestled within some of Tasmania’s best rainforests.

Horseshoe Falls is one of three main waterfalls located in the Mount Field National Park. In this quick blog post, I’ll summarise everything you need to know about visiting the falls, including how to get here, what to expect and I’ll include inspiring photos that I hope will convince you to visit!

Where is Horseshoe Falls Tasmania?

Horseshoe Falls is located within the Mount Field National Park in Tasmania's Central Highlands. This National Park is approximately 70 kilometres northwest of Hobart.

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How to Get to Mount Field National Park

To get here, you will need to first drive to Mount Field National Park visitor centre, approximately 1.5-hours from Hobart. The road to the park follows the Brooker and Lyell Highways and is sealed the entire way.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public transport options or organised tours that include a stop at Horseshoe Falls. However, if you'd like to see the renowned rainforests of Mount Field and its star; Russell Falls, then I can recommend booking a full-day national park tour from Hobart.

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Walking to Horseshoe Falls

The track leading to Horseshoe Falls first passes Russell Falls, the centrepiece attraction for this park. Then, walkers can continue on for approximately another 10 minutes on a short ascent on well-maintained wooden stairs.

You will find this waterfall and the end of a short track leading on a fork on the "Three Falls Circuit", just after Russell Falls. If you are visiting Mount Field then I highly recommend seeing these waterfalls by taking this circuit loop which also passes Lady Barron Falls and the world-renowned "Tall Trees Walk".

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Visiting The Waterfall

The track to this waterfall is sealed and boarded the entire way. At the end, walkers find a wide viewing platform where you can admire and photograph this Tassie wonder.

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While not the tallest waterfall at only 5 metres, it's the serenity and aesthetics of its tranquil surrounds that make it a must-visit. Several streams cascade down a wide, clearing, meeting in a swirl of water that almost looks like it was designed by a master artist.

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Horseshoe falls mount field national park tasmania
Horseshoe falls mount field national park tasmania
Horseshoe falls mount field national park tasmania
Horseshoe falls mount field national park tasmania
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More Tasmanian Travel Guides and Adventure Blogs

I hope that you have enjoyed this quick guide to visiting Horseshoe Falls Tasmania. If you found it useful, why not check out some of my other detailed hiking, waterfall and adventure guides from Tasmania? They are full of inspiring adventure ideas and more great photos.

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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