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Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service announce road opening


Florentine Road and Arve Road (to the Hartz Mountain junction) are officially reopened to the public.More

Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves


The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!


In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

8. Franklin–Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

Turn off the Lyell Highway (A10) about 60 km east of Queenstown.

The Wild Rivers National Park protects some of Tasmania’s wildest and most beautiful rivers – the Franklin, Jane, Gordon and Denison. The Franklin River Nature Trail is an ideal location to stop for a rest and picnic when driving along the Lyell Highway. There are accessible toilets, as well as sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables. The Nature Trail, which follows the Franklin River to the delightful Surprise River, takes about 25 minutes return. The track is relatively flat and wide, although wheelchair users may require assistance due to the sometimes uneven surface material.