Conserve The Lungs of Our Precious Earth.
Our Rain Forests
Photo of the Franklin-Gordon River in Tasmania.
The Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park lies in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It is a region of dramatic mountain peaks, beautiful rain-forests, deep river valleys and spectacular gorges. The park is famous for the wild and pristine rivers that twist their way through the wilderness. The Franklin River itself has become synonymous with Australia's largest conservation battle - the battle to save the Franklin from a proposed hydro-electric power scheme which would have flooded the river.
The Lyell Highway winds for 56 kilometres through the heart of the Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Take your time to enjoy the drive through the park. Along the Lyell Highway there are several short walks and picnic stops along the way that will allow you to discover the grandeur and beauty of the Wild Rivers region.
The park can also be visited by cruise boats which operate out of the west coast village of Strahan.
The information above is taken from ~
Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania.
Photo taken with my Ricoh RDC 6000 on a grey and drizzly day as we ambled along this most beautiful and unspoilt section of paradise.