This national park lies in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area. It is a region of dramatic mountain peaks, beautiful rainforests, deep river valleys and spectacular gorges. The park is famous for the pristine rivers that twist their way through the wilderness.
In addition to being the home of the last remaining wild rivers of Australia, it contains many Aboriginal sites which are a testimony to Aboriginal heritage extending back over 36 thousand years. This park has also been the backdrop to a rich European history of convicts and piners and, more recently, it has been the stage for the largest conservation battle in Australian history which prevented the damming of the Franklin River.
1982 saw the national park receive UNESCO World Heritage Listing, where it had satisfied more criteria than any other World Heritage area on earth. This listing gives recognition to the natural and cultural values that makes the area of outstanding universal significance.
As one of only three remaining temperate wilderness areas in the southern hemisphere, the region provides pristine habitats for a range of plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world, including many rare and endangered species.
All these parks offer vistors the opportunity to seek joy and inspiration amidst the grandeur of nature, and find refuge from an increasingly artificial world. It is waiting for you to discover and, perhaps, to even discover a part of yourself.
Jam packed with outstanding natural beauty, ancient and recent history, unique flora and fauna, and landscapes that differ at every turn, Tasmania is just a short flight away. Discover these national parks and more on Evergreen’s 12 Day Tasmania Explorer.