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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is in Tasmania, Australia.

Nelson Falls

UnderstandEdit

The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is a part of the South West Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It was created as the Frenchmans Cap National Park, and was expanded to include a significant part of the South West. It can be accessed from Lyell Highway in the northern part, and it can be entered in the mid region at Strathgordon.

HistoryEdit

LandscapeEdit

Flora and faunaEdit

Vegetation types within the park are varied, including cool temperate rainforest, drier eucalypt forests and button grass moorland.

ClimateEdit

Get inEdit

By carEdit

The Lyell Highway (Route A10) runs through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

The park has no facilities within its boundary, so to the east is Derwent Bridge, and the west are Queenstown and further towards the coast, Strahan as the nearest places with facilities.

By boatEdit

Cruise boats departing from Strahan visit the park.

Fees and permitsEdit

A park entry permit is required.

Get aroundEdit

Most of the access is by foot. Unless you are on a rafting venture down the Franklin River.

SeeEdit

DoEdit

Bushwalking

  • Donaghys Hill Wilderness Lookout Walk. 30–40 minute return walk
  • Franklin River Nature Trail, Franklin River, Lyell Highway, Derwent Bridge. An easy 1-km trail through cool temperate rainforest.
  • Frenchmans Cap Track. A challenging 3–5 day hike.
  • Lake Rhona Trail. 7–10 hours (14 km) one way, depending on conditions and fitness level.
  • Nelson Falls Nature Trail (4 km west of Victoria Pass). An easy boardwalk trail to Nelson Falls.

Cruises

Rafting

BuyEdit

EatEdit

There are picnic tables and toilet facilities at the Franklin River Nature Trail.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

A range of accommodation options are available in Strahan.

LodgingEdit

CampingEdit

BackcountryEdit

Stay safeEdit

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