Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Whether you hike for an hour or five days, or raft down the Franklin River for two weeks, you’ll be at the mercy of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness.

Frenchmans Cap is the main landmark of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. It towers over dense rainforest, hidden caves full of ancient Aboriginal artefacts and wild river gorges. Rafting along the Franklin River will appeal to adrenaline junkies. A more gentle cruise along the Gordon River is best done from Strahan on Macquarie Harbour. Tip: Base yourself in Derwent Bridge’s rustic hotel/pub with its huge stone fireplace.