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Nelson Falls

Lyell Highway | Between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
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Nice gentle walk thru rain forest to good waterfall

This is a well maintained walkway thru rain forest. The waterfalls are the best we have seen so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fuzzyfred
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Reno, Nevada
Beautiful and easy to get to

Nelson Falls is a must see if you are driving past, its a lovely rain forest walk that almost... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saminda E
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Grafton
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy walk” (25 reviews)
“car park” (22 reviews)
“short walk” (35 reviews)
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Lyell Highway | Between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
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"car park"
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"short walk"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"derwent bridge"
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"pleasant walk"
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"stretch your legs"
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"wheel chair"
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"great spot"
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"off the highway"
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"worth a stop"
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"toilet facilities"
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"minute return"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well maintained walkway thru rain forest. The waterfalls are the best we have seen so far in Tasmania. There was a sign about glow worms at night, but since we were there during day, missed them. It is a 20 minute round...More

Thank fuzzyfred
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nelson Falls is a must see if you are driving past, its a lovely rain forest walk that almost anyone can do and the reward at the end of the walk is the amazing falls, it takes about 20 minutes return and there are toilets...More

Thank Saminda E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained path and board walks meanders through the most beautiful fern glades to the most beautiful Falls. A must is driving on the Lyle highway.

Thank Lisa O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely spot to take a break and meander through the forest undergrowth for 10 minutes or so until you arrive at the waterfall. Not dissimilar to many other falls around Australia, but a nice break in the journey.

Thank Dan O
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning walk, even in the drizzle...the 20 minute easy return took us over 1 hour, as we kept stopping to photograph the fungi and small cascades. But worth every minute. A must see.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This is a must see as you cruise along the highway. It is an easy walk to what I can only describe as one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. It may notbe the biggest but there is something just a little...More

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A beautiful boardwalk up to the waterfall surrounded by moss covered trees and ferns. The falls are extra pretty at the moment with all the recent rain.

Thank Kathryn R
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Give yourself a break in your journey and stop off at Nelson Falls. Nice easy walk to falls. It is free. Spectacular site.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A very easy 15 minute return walk taking you through some wonderful forest while the river snakes it's way around the walking track. The fall is a stunning sight with lots or little waterflow.

Thank biggc112017
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

En route to the east coast from Strahan we passed Queenstown and after stopping to walk to Horse tail falls and following the shores of lakes we came around a bend to see some cars in a wayside stop. There, before us was a sign...More

Thank EA1509TC1401
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