Nelson Falls

20 min to 30 min
20 min to 45 min

1.2 km

↑ 29 m
↓ -29 m

Smooth & flat
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.
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