Russell Falls was one of my favourite places in Tasmania. One thing that we really miss from our days before BJ had a wheelchair is having the freedom to do rainforest and bush walks. Many of the most beautiful walks have stairs or inclines that make them impossible with a wheelchair. Often we are looking out at a view from a platform and feeling a little removed from nature.
We were delighted to find that at Russell Falls there was a wheelchair accessible walk that had us right in the heart of it all. We could feel the water spray from the imposing and stunning falls that was flowing at a thunderous rate. We spied Pademelons on the walk and the trees were close enough to touch and admire.
The gift that has come from having a wheelchair as part of our family is that when we find a walk that is accessible we have a great appreciation for everything we see. We marvelled over the moss on the trees, I walked with a spring in my step because I’m was so excited. We spent a long time stopping at all these things to take it in.
The National Parks Centre has a standalone disabled toilet.
Disabled parking is at the door.
Russell Falls walk is 30 minutes round trip but we took a lot longer just enjoying the environment. We were fascinated by the moss, tree ferns and wildlife we spied on our walk. Seeing two Pademelons was a highlight.