Tall Trees

15 min to 30 min

720 m
circuit

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Easy track
Starting just off Lake Dobson Road, Mount Field National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Tall Trees Walk. The walk is on a well-constructed boardwalk throughout. There are plenty of informative signs along the way where you can learn more about the forest, and visitors have the opportunity to use a clinometer to calculate the height of these massive trees. Picnic facilities are located by the banks of the river, next to the Visitor Centre. 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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-42.6826365,146.7043903)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Lyell Highway, A10
  • Turn on to Gordon River Road, B61 then drive for 3.4 km
  • Turn slight right onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 12.4 km
  • Turn left onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 7.5 km
  • Turn right onto Lake Dobson Road, C609 and drive for another 2 km
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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Tall Trees Walk.
There is a car park (about 30 m back from the start).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Take this side trip if you want to lengthen the walk and see the Horseshoe Falls, a lovely little set of waterfalls amidst the woodland. Keep in mind that it is more challenging and will add significant time to your walk. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 390 m (at the intersection of Tall Trees Link Track & Tall Trees Walk) turn left, to head along Tall Trees Link Track.
After another 285 m (at the intersection of Tall Trees Walk & Tall Trees Link Track) turn left, to head along Tall Trees Walk.
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 25 m come to the end.

Take this side trip if you want to lengthen the walk and see the Horseshoe Falls, a lovely little set of waterfalls amidst the woodland. Keep in mind that it is more challenging and will add significant time to your walk.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Tall Trees Walk & Tall Trees Link Track Start heading along Tall Trees Link Track (a footpath).
After another 740 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 4 m turn left, to head along Horseshoe Falls Track.
After another 30 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
About 20 m past the end is "Horseshoe Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 780 m to the main route.
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Tall Trees


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 720 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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