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Frenchmans Cap

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Derwent Bridge, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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Worth the walk.

A terrible unkempt path to an amazing swing bridge over the Franklin. Quite wet under foot. Glad... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Lisa O
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Melbourne, Australia
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Nice short walk

This is a nice shot walk though it’s also on route to some major multi day walks and we spotted... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
kevlasultanpus
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Canberra, Australia
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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Derwent Bridge, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A terrible unkempt path to an amazing swing bridge over the Franklin. Quite wet under foot. Glad we made the effort.

Thank Lisa O
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice shot walk though it’s also on route to some major multi day walks and we spotted several whom were all kitted out. The suspension bridge is a highlight.

Thank kevlasultanpus
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This one tops the list for me for the most spectacular scenery out of all the hikes I've done in Tassie. Did an overnighter to Frenchman's Cap (actually in December 2015) with a bunch of friends so some solid walking put in to achieve that....More

Thank Caleb K
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful short walk to the Franklin River. It is steep in places and boggy so be prepared with good boots in Winter.

Thank meM8480XQ
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We did the walk to the swing bridge due limited time on our travels. The walk is easy and the swing bridge was great place to look out on the famous Franklin River. On our visit there was a bit of a wait because only...More

2  Thank Stumpie8
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

We did this walk and ran into some unseasonal weather. Unfortunately snow and cloud stopped us getting to the peak but despite this it was a great walk. So pleased they have sorted out the Loddons and there is lots of work happening on the...More

1  Thank Keith A
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

one of my favourite walks in Tassie, there's a long, relativey boring 20km walk to the good stuff...which is often almost 20km in waste deep mud bog and possibly inundated swing bridges...that all depends on time of year and rainfall. Ol' Mate Dick Smith, a...More

2  Thank AquariumRescueUnit
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Yes, frenchmans Cap is a several day hike. This reviews is for those looking for another short walk to do while driving from one end to the other of the Lyell Hwy. Park at the carpark for frenchmans cap hike and follow the start of...More

5  Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

On Lyell Highway, at around 20 mins drivng west from Derwent Bridge towards Queenstwon, there is the start of several walking trails that could take several days, arriving at the mountain called Frenchmans Cap. There is also a short walking trail (20 mins reurn) that...More

1  Thank And_F_82
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

Took a boat ride up this river, wonderful scenery, but surprisingly quiet, apparently there is no food value in the trees for any birds, so it seemed strange to not see any birds at all.

Thank Mal H
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