Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania
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Wet and wild
While the weather is slowly starting to heat up, we still wouldn’t recommend going for a dip in the turbulent waters here at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park – situated in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. But if you’ve got a sense of adventure and some hiking shoes handy, this remote and rugged environment is almost begging to be explored. The park features a diverse range of vegetation, including cool temperate rainforest and drier eucalypt forests. In the summertime, rafting and canoeing are traditionally popular activities.
Most people, however, come to marvel at the wonderful water, which makes its way down from the mountain peaks, travelling through creeks and rocks before eventually transforming into one of the country’s most spectacular rivers.