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What a hidden gem

Not far out of Queenstown heading to Hobart, on the left is Nelson Falls & what a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
188petere
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Brisbane, Australia
Great short walk and falls

This is probably one of the best short walks in Tassie. We encountered some snow/hail along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
60jonno
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Adelaide, Australia
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Lyell Highway | Between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 January 2017

A short 20 minute return walk through magnificent ferns and quiet stream leading to a magnificent waterfall. Track is easy and very well preserved. A refreshing stop for all ages.

3  Thank Pirate16
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

It's worth a 20 minute stop to walk through the rain forest to photograph Nelson Falls but make sure you visit the falls after Queenstown and Strahan as it is on the road back to Hobart.

3  Thank MacFarnsworth
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not far out of Queenstown heading to Hobart, on the left is Nelson Falls & what a wonderful suprise. Decided to park up & was suprised these falls were so close to the park - around 1.2km round trip. The wak is very easy &...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably one of the best short walks in Tassie. We encountered some snow/hail along the track which is very well maintained. The greenery on the way to falls is very attractive and well worth the walk. The falls were certainly gushing after the...More

Thank 60jonno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Nelson Falls are about a 20-minute round trip walk from the car park, making them an ideal location to stop and stretch your legs if you’re on a long road trip. The falls themselves are really beautiful, even on a rainy day.

1  Thank amflhu88
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Easily accessible for all abilities and absolutely stunning. The walking track is good for wheelchairs, prams and all walkers. The scenery is superb

2  Thank Janine C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We stopped at Nelson Falls on our way into Queenstown. It was an easy walk and when we arrived at the falls, they were magnificent to see! There was a lot of water flowing through them and we could feel the spray from the falls...More

Thank G S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This one is like a hidden gem in Tasmania. Refreshing fragrance while on the short ancient rainforest walk with helpful educating signboards (takes about 20 mins return). We spotted some cute possums on the way. The wooden platform is so near that we felt water...More

Thank 107sheetalk
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Had been recommended taking the time to see this site fair to say we were really surprised at the walk information and the falls themselves Don’t drive past particularly if it’s been raining recently

Thank Dean2150
Reviewed 21 July 2018

When the sign says 20mins return at the start of a walk you usually don't expect much and I didn't. The walk was beautiful from the start and you follow the fast flowing river. It is not long before you can hear the waterfall and...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Albeit a short walk (10min each way) we were greeted with a waterfall equal to any in the state. Have been there before with no water which was disappointing but on this visit we got what we wanted, nice pics and an easy walk to...More

Thank Andrew2155
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

It is a 20min easy walk offering a good view of the waterfall. Great for a pit stop, public toilets are available at parking area.

Thank jzchuan
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Response from 107sheetalk | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! The terrain is smooth and sealed road all the way! We took an entire day to reach Hobart stopping by at some gorgeous spots on the way, you can see our blog article(planetunfold) to read about those. There are only few... More
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Response from awestownsend1 | Reviewed this property |
No problem. Take an umbrella cause you never know when it might rain and it was quite cool through the rainforest. ABSOLUTELY worth the walk
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