Mount Field & Franklin-Gordon NP

Lara

Lara

After picking up Lara, a German/Indonesian girl at the airport we left Hobart for our first destination. Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most loved national parks.  From the tall forests and waterfalls of the lower sections to the glaciated mountains, windswept moors and tranquil lakes of the highlands, the park encompasses an amazing diversity of landscapes plants, animals & history.  Wilderness, waterfalls, rainforests and wildlife are some of the things we could discover in this national park.

Great times with Tassie locals Kim, Justin & Jude

Great times with Tassie locals Kim, Justin & Jude

In the evening we stopped in a campsite near the lake in the small village of Wayatinah.  It was poooring rain so we had to put up our tents in the rain.  4 of us would hold the outside tent up while the other would put up the inner tent.  Hell of job and after putting up the tents we were soaked and decided to head to the village hoping to find a nice place to have dinner and spent the evening.  The only thing we found was a local tavern packed with locals playing darts, snooker & listening to jukebox music.  It didn’t last long before we met some locals… Justin, Jude & Kim.hold the outside tent up while the other would put up the inner tent.  Hell of job and after putting up the tents we were soaked and decided to head to the village hoping to find a nice place to have dinner and spent the evening.  The only thing we found was a local tavern packed with locals playing darts, snooker & listening to jukebox music.  It didn’t last long before we met some locals… Justin, Jude & Kim.

Franklin-Gordon National Park

Franklin-Gordon National Park

The next morning we continued our journey and drove slowly through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, doing some hiking trails along the ways such as Russel Falls,  Tall Tress, Horseshoe Falls, Donaghys, …  Ferns line the track edges in the Russel Falls trail while giant eucalypts & myrtles tower overhead.  The Tall Tree trail took us through a forest that featured the world’s tallest towering plants… the Swamp Gums.  The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park lies is a region of dramatic mountain peaks, beautiful rainforests, wild & deep river valleys and spectacular gorges.  One of the most famous rivers is the Franklin river, one of the park’s wild rivers.

Fred, Narelle, Lynn & Sharon from Queenstown S.E.S.

Fred, Narelle, Lynn & Sharon from Queenstown S.E.S.

A little further we bumped into the volunteers Fred, Narelle, Lynn & Sharon of ‘Queenstown State Emergency Services’  They provided free sandwiches, coffee & tea to all travellers passing by promoting their organisation.  The SES provides a volunteer response capability for severe storms and floods, road crash rescue, search and rescue/recovery and a range of other general rescue and community support roles.  But they also were keen to inform travellers about their region and helped us a lot with useful tips & info.

Queenstown

Queenstown

Finally we reached the small frontier town of Queenstown, set in the Queen River valley founded in 1883.  The town evidences its rich mining heritage & the old museum & railway tell of bygone days when this was a thriving gold & copper town.  Walking the streets over there seem to project us back to the late 1800’s as the houses & buildings seemed to be stuck in time.  Another unique beauty of the town is the iconic landscape with the quartz rocks reflecting a myriad of colors at sunset.

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3 Responses to “Mount Field & Franklin-Gordon NP”
  1. Storm says:

    Danik, eu nu doresc sa ma reprezinte un interpret care zice ca merge la anul in Kiev. In acest caz nu ma mai intereseaza vocea lui si mai ales ca s-a straduit de multi ani. Despre obiiativetcte am vb in acest articol, lucru care nu-l fac altii.

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