Although average rainfall varies dramatically across Tasmania (Hobart is Australia’s second-driest capital city after Adelaide), some areas like the West Coast receive over 2.4m a year of rain. Around 40% of the island is protected by national parks and reserves. The combination of pristine national parks and high rainfall in many areas gives Tasmania some impressive waterfalls, rivers and cascades.
While some waterfalls are challenging to reach, many of the most spectacular falls are in easy reach. One of the most-photographed waterfalls in Tasmania (if not Australia, is Russell Falls.