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Address: Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Derwent Bridge, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 February 2016
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 keen bushwalker was horrified at the state of the track when he attempted it and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the walk. Itd a every easy 15min return to the river where you can walk... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 lets you walk on a suspended bridge above the river, which is quite a nice... More 

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Apart from Federation Peak this is certainly one of the most spectacular multi day bush walks in Australia anyone can dream of. No point rushing so a five dayer seems appropriate. this also allows for a inclement weather day if needed. Early in the season is best before the majority of walkers start.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

What surprised me about this challenging hike was that not only was Frenchmans Cap an incredibly beautiful mountain and fantastic to summit, there were so many other mountains around it that were equally as spectacular and how interesting the way the trail weaves among the peaks. The trail is easy to follow. However, care must be taken to follow the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

The hike was challenging particularly from Lake Vera to Lake Tahune however the wilderness and views are spectacular so well worth the effort.

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Thank Itchy2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

The walk in is exacting and challenging and you must be prepared for bad and wet weather. Wet weather gear and a tent essential. You need to be fit. Walk ing on your own not recommended. This is not cradle mountain....huts have a good amount of space and there is plenty of water. Check weather before you go. View from... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Couldn't really see Frenchmans Cap from the highway with our weather but it is well worth a walk to it if you have a couple of days to spare (3-4 better) and like mud! One of the most impressive mountains in Australia (think Yosemite) and an easy climb once you make it there. Did I mention the 8 hours of... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I last climbed the Frenchman in 1983; the mountains and rivers are as beautiful as they were back then, but the bridges and the track - especially over the Loddon Plains - is very much improved - thank you Dick Smith! The two huts are in good condition, though Tahune Hut is small and showing its age. A magnificent series... More 

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