A beer and a view

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.

I digress. The walk climbs a small hill at an easy grade to a sheltered viewpoint to the lookout which is an excellent spot for a picnic and a beer when one is well prepared. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s