Franklin Nature Trail is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's day walking opportunities.
25 minutes return, 1km. Grade 1. May be suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them.
This short and easy walk, the perfect rest stop when travelling between east and west, has a big story to tell. A part-boardwalk track takes you through beautiful mossy rainforest. In late summer you may catch the superbly fragrant scent of leatherwood flowers. The climax of the short loop track is when you come to the banks of the Franklin River. This wild river was once famous for the controversial dam that would have drowned much of its course. It was saved, and is now a tranquil place to take in the beauty of the wild. Along the walk you will find interpretation signs that detail some of the many values of this magnificent region.
Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.