The Franklin is one of the best known of the many rivers that run through the Wild Rivers National Park and those travelling between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge will cross this iconic river. The walk along the banks of the Franklin and through cool temperate rainforest will give you an idea of the beauty that lies within the heart of this wild river wilderness.
The Franklin River Nature Trail is situated almost at the midway point between Queenstown and the Derwent Bridge. This beautiful, tranquil rainforest walk forms a circuit in the apex where the Surprise River joins the Franklin.
The following link gives a good description of ‘Great Walks’ in and around Lake St Clair area.
Hikers have been visiting this scenic area in the heart of the heritage listed Tasmanian Wilderness area for decades, enjoying the day walks near the lake or the famed Overland Track. If you’re already carrying your own tent and sleeping gear, why not make a memorable camp nestled in the trees within short walking distance to the water’s edge. It is the ideal location for both campers and bushwalkers or for schools, clubs and family bookings. There are powered and unpowered sites for tents, caravans and small motorhomes.
Our Bunkhouse provides basic sleeping accommodation in keeping with the style of the rustic timber huts of the Overland track, enjoyed mostly by backpackers and hikers whose modest accommodation requirements can be met with a simple bed and heated shelter.