Gordon Franklin Wild Rivers National Park camping
The Collingwood River is the starting point for rafting, kayaking or canoeing trips down the Franklin River on Tasmania's rugged West Coast. There is a basic campsites and a pit toilet. The area is a fuel stove only area; strictly no campfires. Much of the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is remote, rugged and challenging for even the most experienced adventureres. Along the Lyell Highway, which connects Hobart to the West Coast of Tasmania, you will find a number of facilities. The Franklin River Nature Trail is a popular stopping point. There are picnic tables and toilet facilities and a number of excellent bush walks available at various points along the highway, including a track to Nelson Falls which is boarded for ease of access. Further west at the Collingwood River are basic campsites with a pit toilet and fireplaces. Camping is free. The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is also accessible by boat from the west coast township of Strahan where you will find full ammenities including shopping, bakery, hotel and medical services. There are other accommodation options in the area. This small camping area has no facilitiesand is on the eastern side of the Lyell Hwy where it crosses the Collingwood River, 40 km west of Derwent Bridge. This is the starting point for experienced adventurers who set out for rafting trips on the Franklin River, and it is also a great spot for some challenging paddling in the river’s Grade 6 rapids. This is strictly a gas/fuel stove-only area.
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- Contact No.
- (03) 6471 2511
- Fresh Water
- Dogs Allowed
- National Park
Accessible from A10, Lyell Higway.
Water available, non-potable water boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking. Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules. Barbeques: Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans. Swimming: There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.
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