Marriotts Falls and Junee Caves are nature reserves south of Mount Field National Park, southern Tasmania. Mount Field National Park is an hour’s drive north west of Hobart (79 kilometres/49 miles).
Located near the township of Tyenna, Marriotts Falls offers a moderate short walk suitable for most fitness levels. A signposted turnoff just outside the town takes you to the Marriotts Falls walking track, which follows the Tyenna River. Your walk will take you through groves of tree ferns and immense swamp gums, the tallest flowering plants on earth. Crossing an open field, you’ll come to a section of rainforest to arrive at the Falls, surrounded by moss-covered fallen logs, ferns and rainforest plants. The total return distance to Marriotts Falls is around five kilometres (three miles).
A short drive further south from Tyenna is the Junee Cave State Reserve, five kilometres (three miles) west of the township of Maydena. A short nature trail leads to the entrance of Cave where the Junee River rises to the surface after travelling 30 kilometres underground through a system of almost 300 caves. Interpretive signs describe the Junee cave system, which includes Niggly Cave, Australia’s deepest.