Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this national park protects Tasmanias great western rivers the Franklin, Gordon, Jane and Denison and the remote mountain ranges where they rise. The Lyell Highway (A10) cuts through the national park on its way to Queenstown, entering the World Heritage Area just west of Derwent Bridge. Take time to stop and explore the rainforest bordering the road there are excellent short walks at the Franklin River, Donaghys Lookout and Nelson Falls. Picnic facilities are also available at some roadside stops through the national park.
Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania’s national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.