Looking beyond Russell (Russell Falls)

by Ian Smith
(Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls

I wonder how many "Horseshoe Falls" there are in the world? I've certainly seen a few and here is another to add to your collection.


Once you've admired Tasmania's most famous waterfall, Russell Falls, there's a track off to the right that takes you uphill. It ultimately goes to Lady Barron Falls but, en route you get close to the upper part of Russell Falls and then, but a few hundred metres above them, there's Horseshoe Falls that, like Russell and the rest, vary markedly over the seasons. The spring melt leads to a strong flow and, when viewed at that time of the year, the whole horseshoe shape has water going over it.


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Mar 07, 2009
Lovely Little Falls
by: Debbie

We also visited Horseshoe Falls in April '08, a lovely little falls..maybe a little more water falling then when u went but i would love to see them at full strength..even Russel Falls was disappointing on the day..however the Nelson Falls was running very nicely.

Aug 03, 2008
Looks Like The Drought Has Worsened...
by: World of Waterfalls

It has been two years since we visited Tasmania in a year that we thought was particularly bad for drought.

But from reading your description, it looks like the drought has worsened since.

I remembered there being quite a few fires as I was listening to Triple J Radio at the time, and we were worried about being caught in one of them.

Makes me wonder whether Tassie (and the rest of Victoria and South Australia for that matter!) is going to pull out of this! Isn't this state supposed to be very rainy?

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