Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls from Hobart - Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This was the highlight of my holiday to Hobart Tasmania. The tour was on time, the operator was very good and friendly and being a small bus there was 18 of us she made us feel very relaxed. The falls are easy to get to for any type of ability wheelchair , walking stick/frame etc however the falls above Russell Falls which are called Horseshoe Falls are only accessible via a steep but safe series of rock and wooden steps, but well worth the effort if you can. When you first reach Russell Falls I was lucky as they were in full flow just takes ones breath away at their sheer majesty, same for Horseshoe Falls . You get plenty of time to explore and have a lovely lunch at the café on site at the park entrance. Morning tea is provided at a salmon hatchery with lovely English style gardens with loads of exotic trees . It is a whole day tour and takes you via scenic valleys on both sides of the Derwent River. Again my luck held out as it was a most beautiful and warm day but come prepared as the weather can change in an instant. My booking with viator was flawless and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. A magic day to remember forever along with many photos. DO THIS TOUR you will never regret it.

Cambryn O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Very knowledgeable tour guide! Whole trip was amazing and fun! Must do!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Very beautiful and breathtaking scenery. Our guide is very knowledgeable and went out of her way to take us around.

Chung Yan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

Very relaxing day, my family n i had an excellent time. Horse shoe and russell falls are beautiful. Plenty of photos opportunities.

Yuting W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Definitely recommended!! Very caring and passionate tour guide. Beautiful views all the way. Nice food.

Judith W Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

I had a wonderfull time on my tour. Everything the fallen trees to the stunning Russell Falls just takes your breath away,it is my new garden!Our lunch of Tassy Salmon was well presented and the staff brilliant. The others in my tour i hope to keep in contact with,lovely people.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

Love the nature.

nlliew Malaysia

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2012

Very relaxing and beautiful scenic tour on Derwent Valley and Mt Field National Park. Rod did a great job! He provided very informative tour especially the history of the New Norfolk Tasmania. Really enjoy this tour. Thanks, Rod!

William M Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2012

A great day, informative, friendly driver/guide, lots to see, unhurried and not crowded. The park itself is amazing with some fabulously tall eucalypts, wildlife and a very pretty and impressive waterfall at the end of a pleasant forest walk.
The trout farm we visited on the way was very interesting backed up with coffee and crepes, who could ask for more!

Koon Hung W

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2012

Wonderful trip, we have plenty of time to enjoy the forest walk, experienced the primitive atmosphere while walking under big tall trees, being surrounded by fallen trees and the unforgettable view of Russell Falls.

Chi Ho K

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

Great degree of freedom, no rush during the tour and excellent morning tea


4 star rating: Recommended
March 2011

A very pleasant trip. Lovely walk downhill through the national park - some interesting commentary and two waterfalls along the way. Saw trout being reared at the salmon ponds on the way up and a trout in the creek at the park.

Tracey O

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

If you go to Tasmania, Russell Falls is a must see!

Silke S

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2012

Beautiful landscapes and relaxing day trip.

Vicki B

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2011

It was a great trip, only 3 of us, so a nice clean mini-bus to travel in. When we got to Russell Falls and started walking, the guide (driver) Phil, took the mini-bus down so we only walked to the falls and down to meet the bus. This was fine, no issues, however, Phil's partner who was coming along to take photo's for a brochure was not as educated on the rain forest so I believe we missed out on learning a lot. She was really nice and easy to talk to, but i'd have preferred someone with more knowledge about the falls, rain forest, animals etc. Having said that, it was well organised, easy to book on line and enjoyable!

Katrina B Australia

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2008

Guide was great, but the falls weren't that spectacular.

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