Southwest National Park

infoSouthwest National Park Info

The Southwest National Park is a large national park located in the south-west of Tasmania, Australia. The eastern boundary is around 93 kilometres west of Hobart and the park stretches to the west and south coasts.

The core of the park was created in 1955 and was originally named Lake Pedder National Park. Over the following 35 years the park was gradually extended and renamed, finally reaching its present size in 1990.

The park offers a wide range of outdoor activities including caving, canoeing, mountaineering and water rafting. These activities are offered by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

The Southwest National Park hosts some fabulous rainforest and landscape scenery. It really is a truly wonderful place to visit and explore, and is a World Heritage Area.

There are some fabulous walks around the area, with a spectacular walk being the South Coast Track. This however takes about 10 days to complete and so is only for experienced walkers.

In the park you will see rare and endangered plants, beautiful meadows and spectacular wildflowers. Along with plenty of other plantlife the park is also home to the famous Tasmanian Huon pine. You will also see the rugged rapids, numerous rivers and pretty waterfalls.

To the north of the park you will also find the beautiful Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon, near the pretty town of Strathgordon. The town offers various water activities as well as various places to visit nearby.

Destinations within South Coast

Bruny Island
Other South Coast Destinations
Franklin Gordon National Park Geeveston Huonville

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