Franklin Nature Trail
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Directions - Located over two and a half hours north west of Hobart, take the Brooker Hwy north and follow the signs for New Norfolk. Cross the River Derwent at New Norfolk and then follow the Lyell Highway north west all the way to Derwent Bridge. The Franklin Nature Trail is located a further 20 minutes along the highway with ample parking available.
The Hike - With our time at Lake St Clair over, the next destination on our road trip was the west coast town of Strahan located a two hour drive away. Over the course of our stay at Lake St Clair, the weather had been on the cold, wet and snowy side of the spectrum so it was nice to wake up to light clouds and relatively clear conditions on our final morning. After a lovely breakfast at the lodge, we packed up our things and as Caris was finishing, I took one last stroll along the lake where I was delighted to see Mount Ida for the first time.