Scenic Spots

Franklin River Nature Trail


A10 (Lyell Highway),
between Queenstown & Derwent Bridge


Perhaps the best-known river within the World Heritage area. This walk through cool temperate rainforest will give you an idea of the beauty that lies within this wild river wilderness.

This walk along the banks of the Franklin River will take approximately 25 minutes return (1km). The trail is around 60 kilometres east of Queenstown and has free parking, picnic tables, toilets. Park entry fees apply.

This walk is classed at level Grade 1 - no bushwalking experience required, and is a gentle stroll. To enjoy this walk ensure you have sturdy footwear and please supervise children as there is flowing water.