Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

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2.2 km return
40 mins

Donaghys Hill

40 minutes return, 2.2km
Grade 2: Suitable for most ages. The track has a hardened or compacted surface that may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps.

Supervise children, unprotected track edges. No fires allowed—this is a Fuel Stove Only Area.

A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.

Located on the Lyell Highway (A10) between the Franklin and Collingwood rivers.

​​You’ll want to take your camera on this wonderful walk. Apart from being a great leg stretch for those driving the Lyell Highway between Derwent Bridge and Queenstown, this walk offers superb wilderness views.

The 1.1km one-way track climbs gradually through forest and scrub to a high lookout perched on rocky Donaghys Hill. From there, in clear weather, you can look down into the Franklin River valley and out to the impressive Frenchmans Cap and its neighbouring peaks. Return via the same track.

1 km return
20 mins

Franklin River Nature Trail

Walk through the rainforest, partly along the Franklin River. National Park pass required.

23 km one-way
4 days

Frenchmans Cap

A brilliant walk through some characteristic Tasmanian wilderness. Well-defined, well-maintained tracks, as well as scrambling and cairns at the summit. Breathtaking views, a variety of ecosystems, and comfortable trail huts. Well worth the walk!

28 km return
2 days

Lake Rhona (via Rasselas Track)

Lake Rhona is classified as a "hung lake" which is 900 meters above sea level and is the result of Ice Age Glaciers. This a hard 2 day 28km hike within the Wild Rivers National Park in the South West wilderness area of Tasmania. Situated in the midst of the Denison Ranges, the Lake’s beautiful pink/white quartzite sands surrounded by dominate ridges make it a truly unique Lake. The track follows flat button grass marshland for a majority of the way before a short hard climb of 400m to the final section below the Lake. This is your typical Tasmanian bush bashing walk. You will be muddy, scratched, bruised and weary at the end of each day. The track is exposed for most of the way.

1.4 km return
30 mins

Nelson Falls

Walk through the rainforest on a well maintained trail to the viewing platform.