I personally think this waterfall is even more beautiful than the far more popular Russell Falls, which is only 100m downstream. Though much smaller in size to Russell Falls, the Horseshoe Falls are much less-visited, and the relative solitude of these falls is part of their appeal. Russell Falls Creek drops over a wide rock ledge into a natural ampitheatre, which is surrounded by ferns and moss-covered rocks.
Getting to Horseshoe Falls
The Mount Field Visitor Centre on Lake Dobson Road is about a 1:15min drive from Hobart. From the visitor centre, Horseshoe Falls is reached via an easy 20min wheelchair-accessible loop walk on a paved track to Russell Falls, and then a short but steep bushwalking track. (The track continues as the Three Falls Circuit / Tall Trees Walk, which also passes Lady Barron Falls as it does a long loop past a trio of waterfalls.)
- TasTrails – Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls