Lady Barron Falls

Mt Field National Park / Tasmanian Wilderness WHA / Derwent Valley Council, Tasmania, Australia

Rating: 1     Difficulty: 2
Lady Barron Falls
Lady Barron Falls was a small cascading waterfall that was kind of away from the commotion of the nearby Russell Falls. We had originally intended to integrate visiting this waterfall with the Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls excursion, but a trail closure on the connector track ensured that we would have to do this waterfall separately. From the car park for the Tall Trees Walk (see directions below), we had to walk a little further up the road to where the walk to the falls began (right across from the top end of the Russell Falls / Tall Trees connection trail).

Somehow we managed to miss the start of the Lady Barron Falls track, but we eventually got onto the correct track when we realized that we were walking a bit too far on the Lake Dobson Road (which was really not meant for walkers as it was shared with vehicles and there were plenty of blind turns). Anyways, once we got on the correct track, we walked through mostly shaded forest with roughly five bridges to cross. There were also some minor hills that kept this track from being totally flat. Eventually, we got to a lookout for the falls, and when all was said and done, Julie and I spent about 90 minutes away from the car even though the walk was said to be 60 minutes return (I blame the extra time on missing the trailhead as well as spending time checking out some of the tall trees by the car park).

Speaking of tall trees, there was the so-called Tall Trees Walk, which was the car park we started from. We didn't do the entire walk, but we lingered enough to appreciate the impressively tall trees of this area. This alone made this excursion a worthwhile detour in addition to Russell Falls itself.

Directions: The easiest access is by driving past the Russell Falls Visitor Center and going up the unsealed Lake Dobson Road towards the car park for the Tall Trees Walk. The Russell Falls page has directions to the Lake Dobson Road turnoff in Mt Field National Park.

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This was one of the impressively tall trees at the Tall Trees Walk Car Park
Of course the main attraction of Mt Field National Park was Russell Falls.  Make sure not to miss it as it was certainly Tasmania's most popular and famous waterfall
Another look at Lady Barron FallsAnother look at Lady Barron Falls

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