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Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park | Tasmania, Australia

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Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Photo: Franklin River Rafting

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers is a national park in Tasmania, Australia, 73 mi (117 km) west of Hobart. It is named after the two main river systems lying within the bounds of the park - the Franklin River and the Gordon River.

The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park lies between the Central Highlands and West Coast Range of Tasmania in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It is dissected by the only road to pass through this area - the Lyell Highway.

The genesis of the Wild Rivers National Park was in the earlier Frenchmans Cap National Park which had the Franklin River as its boundary on the northern and western borders. Frenchmans Cap is a dominant feature in the region, and can be seen on the skyline from the west and north of the park.

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Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Frenchman's Cap - Photo: Christopher Coxson

Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Lake Tahune - Photo: Tom Thomsen

Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Rock Island Bend - Photo: Nathan

Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Photo: Matt Kayes

SUBMITTED ON 11.15.2013.