About Southwest WildernessTasmania’s south west is still wild & rugged and an adventurers dream. The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park links the great Southwest National Park to the Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Parks forming a huge wilderness area that just about covers the south western area of Tasmania. This is a region of dramatic mountain peaks, beautiful rainforest, deep river valleys & spectacular gorges. You’ll see millions of years captured in the ancient rocks, wrought in volcanic fire & scraped clean by ice. Dense forests line the highway, dark rivers tumble through steep chasms, & deep lakes open up before you. The tiny towns that once housed hundreds of miners are now quiet & peaceful. In Tullah enjoy the scenic lakes. Zeehan once a booming mining town is known as ’silver city, whilst Queenstown is equally famous for it mining history. From Strahan, follow the tannin-dark Gordon River into the rainforest, climb to the Teepookana Plateau or delve into the convict past of Sarah Island.