Nelson Falls
1.2 km return
20 min to 30 min
Nelson Falls
1.2 km
Return

Walk
20 min to 30 min

Wheelchair
20 min to 45 min

Starting from a car park just off the Lyell Highway, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, this walk leads to Nelson Falls and back via the Nelson Falls Trail. This delightful short walk takes visitors alongside a burbling river to the beautiful Nelson Falls, a picturesque waterfall that cascades down a stepped rockface and splashes onto boulders covered in green moss. The short walk to the falls takes you on a flat gravel path through a dense rainforest full of giant ferns, myrtle and sassafras. It's great for all ages, and is also wheelchair access-friendly. Along the way, interpretive panels highlight how the habitat has evolved. The falls are best viewed after heavy rain, or during winter and spring when they're in full flow. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views
Waterfall

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Nelson Falls

Places & Areas
Australia
West Coast
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Tasmania
Murchison Dam