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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

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!

17/04/2019

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

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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.