Critical Alert 

Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Fly fishing in the Florentine River
Fly fishing in the Florentine River (photograph: Craig Vertigan)
World Heritage Area logo

Florentine River Regional Reserve

Find out more

Alerts for Florentine River Regional Reserve

See details

see details
Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


About

Less than two hours from Hobart, the Florentine River Regional Reserve feels like stepping into another world. Said to be the last haunt of the now extinct thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, the area is covered with dense, succulent rainforest and forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area​. 

Sassafras, leatherwoods, ferns, mosses and lichens carpet the valley floor, while overhead you’ll find the towering trunks of some of the tallest trees on earth. The spectacular Eucalyptus regnans, also known as giant ash, can reach heights of 85 metres and over. 

Providing a haven for threated species such as grey goshawks, Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles, and spotted-tailed quolls, these old growth forests are surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks, rocky crags, and limestone outcrops.

​​​The Gordon River Road, built for hydro-electric development in the 1960s, marks the southern boundary of the reserve and this is where you’ll find access points and places to pull over and admire the spectacular views. Tim Shea is the highest point on the Gordon River Road, and offers views into the Florentine River Valley and Tyenna River Valley, as well as an outlook over mountains known as The Needles, Tim Shea, The Thumbs, Maydena Range, and Denison Range. 

For those with a keen interest in trout fishing, please see the Inland Fisheries Service website​ for more information on where to go and freshwater fishing licence​ requirements.

Twisted Sister Track​

Walkers keen to get a sense of the area’s beauty should head for the Twisted Sister Track loop at the start of the Timbs Track. Starting at a car park on Gordon River Road, this is a short, easy loop through deep rainforest and wetland that leads you to a beautiful giant ash known as Twisted Sister – when you reach the base it should be obvious why!

​The track is clear and well-maintained, although it can be muddy in the wetter months. Look out for vibrant patches of lichen and brightly-coloured fungi on the tree trunks and boulders alongside the track. The walk takes around 20 minutes return. 

Experiences in Florentine River Regional Reserve

Fishing on the rocks at Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park

Statewide

Fishing

Tasmania has a wealth of excellent inland and ocean fishing locations where you can cast your line.

Read more