A short 3 km walk (40 mins return) is rewarded with stunning views of the Franklin Gordon National park and Frenchman’s Cap from the Donaghys Lookout.
The National park is named as such after the two rivers of those names that run through the park, it is also Part of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area since 1981. Much of the Wild Rivers landscape has been shaped by ancient glaciers. The park is also home of ancient Huon Pines that grow to an age of over 3000 years.
The Franklin River itself has become synonymous with Australia’s largest conservation battle to save the Franklin River from a proposed hydro-electric power scheme which would have flooded the river.