Horseshoe Falls (Tasmania)

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Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls 2 Mt Field National Park.jpg
Horseshoe Falls, in 2009.
Horseshoe Falls (Tasmania) is located in Tasmania
Horseshoe Falls (Tasmania)
Location Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia
Coordinates 42°40′12″S 146°42′36″E / 42.67000°S 146.71000°E / -42.67000; 146.71000Coordinates: 42°40′12″S 146°42′36″E / 42.67000°S 146.71000°E / -42.67000; 146.71000[1]
Type Tiered–cascade

The Horseshoe Falls, a tiered–cascade waterfall, is located in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The Horseshoe Falls are situated in the Mount Field National Park, 100 metres (330 ft) upstream of Russell Falls, approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Hobart via the Brooker Highway to New Norfolk and are a popular tourist attraction. The waterfall descends over horizontal marine Permian siltstone benches, while the vertical faces of the falls are composed of resistant sandstone layers.[2][3][4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Horseshoe Falls (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls". TasTrails. 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mt Field National Park". Parks & Wildlife Service. Government of Tasmania. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mt Field National Park: Highlights". Parks & Wildlife Service. Government of Tasmania. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • "Russell Falls". World of Waterfalls. Johnny T. Cheng. 29 November 2006.