Franklin Nature Trail
3.4 km circuit
45 min to 1 h 30 min
Franklin Nature Trail
3.4 km

45 min to 1 h 30 min

Starting from the Franklin River Picnic Area just off Lyell Highway, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit through mossy rainforest via the Franklin River Nature Trail. Meandering through lush temperate rainforest populated with myrtle and sassafras trees, the trail passes two rivers, the Franklin River and the Surprise River. Enjoy the relaxing moss-covered scenery, with abundant bird life, diverse fungi and the constant sounds of water rushing by. In addition to the beautiful trail, barbeque and toilet facilities are also available near the main carpark. The path is well-maintained and relatively flat, with extensive stretches of boardwalk overlooking the water. Along the walk you will find interpretation signs that detail some of the many values of this magnificent region. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.



Transport options
To start

Points of Interest
Franklin River Picnic Area

Places & Areas
West Coast
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park