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Nelson Falls

Nelson Falls

The Trail

Located on the Lyell Highway between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge, Nelson Falls is a fantastic way to break up the drive while taking in some of Tasmania’s beautiful rainforest surroundings. The 1km return gravel path leading to the Falls is edged by many beautiful rainforest natives including myrtle, leatherwood and sassafras.

The Nelson Falls are impressive in all seasons and a lovely viewing platform is provided at its base.  Interpretive signage along the trail also gives an interesting insight into the geological history of the site.

Completed in under 30 minutes this track is a short and rewarding family walk. Two other short walks are also located on the Lyell Highway; Donaghys Lookout and the Franklin River Nature Trail.

Trail Map

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Map for illustrative purposes only

Getting There


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From Queentown (3 hours north-west of Hobart) head east on the Lyell Highway (A10) towards Derwent Bridge for 24km. The Nelson Falls track is located on the left hand side of the Highway.From Derwent Bridge head west on the Lyell Highway for 59km. The car park is on the right hand side of the Highway.

Photos

Nelson Falls Trail

Nelson Falls Trail

Nelson River

Nelson River

Nelson River

Nelson River

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