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How to visit Lady Barron Falls, Tasmania

How to visit Lady Barron 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.

Guide for what to expect along the scenic forest walk to Lady Barron Falls Tasmania.

Lady Barron Falls is one of three waterfalls found in the Mount Field National Park in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. This waterfall is best accessed by walking the 6 km Three Falls Circuit from the Visitor Centre at Mount Field National Park.

If you’re looking to visit waterfalls in Tasmania, I highly recommend those in Mount Field National Park. Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Lady Barron Falls all offer breathtaking scenery and are easily accessible, just 1.5 hours by car from Hobart.

Below I’ll provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date information about visiting Lady Barron Falls in Tasmania.

Viewing platform at lady barron falls tasmania
Caroline admiring Lady Barron Falls

How to Get to Lady Barron Falls?

Lady Barron Falls is located within the Mount Field National Park. This park is roughly 70 km northwest of Hobart.

Map of lady barron falls location in tasmania

To get here, you will need to drive to Mount Field National Park Visitor Centre.

The park is accessible by car following the Brooker and Lyell highways. Expect roughly a 1.5-hour drive from Hobart on well-maintained sealed roads the entire way.

Google Maps Pin: "Lake Dobson Road"

Unfortunately, you won't find any public transport or organised tours stopping at Lady Barron Falls. However, if you're in Hobart and you want to explore the wonders of Mount Field National Park, I'd suggest booking a full-day trip which also includes a tour of Mount Wellington and more.

Three falls circuit track to lady barron falls mount field national park
The enchanting track to the falls
Three falls circuit map showing the location of lady barron falls, horseshoe falls and russell falls, tasmania
Source: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

What to Expect on the Lady Barron Falls Track

  • Hike Distance: 6 km loop
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Elevation: Mostly flat with short sections of easy stair climbing
  • Difficulty: Easy

It is best to visit this waterfall by taking the Three Falls Circuit track from the visitor's centre at the entrance to the National Park.

This 6 km circuit encompasses the best natural attractions at Mount Field, including Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the famous Tall Trees Circuit.

Most walkers will regard this track as very easy. That's because the entire track is wide, cleared, and very well maintained for the entire loop. The circuit is also clearly-signed meaning you really cannot get lost or miss anything along the way.

You will find Lady Barron Falls tucked away in the corner of the forest. This fierce year-round-flowing waterfall cascades down an 8 m drop before snaking its way down the gully. There is a wide boardwalk-style viewing platform at the base of the waterfall which provides an excellent place to take photos.

Once you've soaked up enough of the waterfall you will need to climb a steep wooden staircase up the gully to return to the visitor centre.

Alternatively, you could walk in the opposite direction to the falls to only see Lady Barron however this would mean you would miss the incredible Horseshoe and Russell Falls.

Three falls circuit track to lady barron falls mount field national park
Three falls circuit track to lady barron falls mount field national park
Haylea walking along the trail to the falls
Lady barron falls tasmania
Lady barron falls tasmania

I hope that you leave my blog feeling inspired to visit Lady Barron Falls! Trust me it is so worth the extra few km's to complete the circuit.

If you're interested in finding some more inspiring Tasmanian travel ideas and photography, then make sure to check out some of my other posts below.

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Helen Kerr

Saturday 27th of November 2021

Hi. We went to Russell Falls a few years ago. Not knowing of the other Falls were there. We attend to go back again and see the other falls there in 2022. Probably in September /October months. Can't wait to get back there and see all the magical Falls Tassie has.

Olly Gaspar

Sunday 28th of November 2021

Awesome Helen, enjoy!