Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Deep in the chasms, negotiating the river at rapid-level, you learn the complex personality of one of the last wild rivers on earth.

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is known to most visitors as the location of the popular Gordon River cruises, but this 440,000-hectare (1,087,262-acre) national treasure is also the part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area you drive through when you travel from Hobart to the west coast. The gentle watercourse that crosses the Lyell Highway between Lake St Clair and Queenstown is a far cry from the Franklin River of documentaries, but don’t be misled – the challenging and rewarding section of the river is still downstream, as remote and untamed as ever.

Tasmania’s World Heritage sites cover an area of 1.38 million hectares – about 20 per cent of the Island.

*’If rivers are a metaphor for life, Tasmania’s pristine Franklin River is breath itself’ -
Andrew Bain, The Australian, 24 March 2006.

Tasmania – Australia

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Hi, my name is Chris. I reside in Horsham, the capital of the whealt belt area in Victoria, Australia. I enjoy capturing the beauty of my beloved country and touring Australia in my Caravan. The majority of my photographs are landscape images of my travels.

I hope you enjoy my travels too and I thankyou for taking your time to look at my work!

Warm Regards

Chris (cjcphotography)

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  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 3 years ago

    I would truly love to be on that board walk,…..What a awesome place that must be,…..Great shot,…

  • Thanks John. It is one of the best nature walks I have ever done even though it snowed and was only -6o…………..

    – Chris Chalk

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Chris beautiful image

  • Thanks so much Maggie ♥…………..

    – Chris Chalk

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosalmost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful place to take a stroll…Nicely captured

  • Hi Jean. Thanks for your lovely comment. It is a stunning place to visit, in some areas you need a torch to see where you’re going it gets that dark in there ☺…………..

    – Chris Chalk

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work… Congratulations on your feature!
    Nature And Man Features December 13th, 2011

    This work is eligible to enter in our Nature And Man *Featured Works Challenge * December 2011
    Good Luck

  • Hi Evita. Thankyou for this lovely compliment…………..Chris ☺…………..

    – Chris Chalk

  • BarbL
    BarbLalmost 3 years ago

    You must work for the tourism bureau, right? Your writing is so beautifully descriptive that you almost don’t need to include a photo….but….the photos is amazing. I’d love to take a walk through there inside the jungle…as long as I didn’t run into any snakes or spiders! LOL! Love the lush green color of the surrounding forest…beautifully capture, Chris!

  • What a lovely compliment, thankyou so much Barb. I’m glad you mentioned my narratives as it does take a lot of extra time and sometimes I wondered if Members bothered to read them; but I have had a few responses relating to the descriptions of my travel photos. I want the World to see our “Land girt by Sea” ♥…………..

    – Chris Chalk

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning image, excellent comp, pov, absolute fave Chris !

  • Hi Elfie. Thankyou for such a lovely comment ~ fav ♥

    – Chris Chalk

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 3 years ago

    This looks wonderful, inviting me to jump in and explore…

  • Hi Berns. Sorry for the delay in replying! Thanks for your comment/fav my dear Friend ♥

    – Chris Chalk

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimorealmost 3 years ago

    Love the leading, weaving lines created by the walkway. Lots of depth to this image.

  • Thanks Bill for you’re comprehensive comment plus the fav!…………Chris ……….

    – Chris Chalk

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieover 2 years ago

    Beautiful! The lines are great. Doubtless a great place to to escape the heat of a hot day—it looks so cool and relaxing.

  • Thanks Ethna. As I walked further into this wonderland, it was like day turned to night with the thick foliage overhead. It is listed in the World Heritage and that is great. A few years back there were demonstrations against the Government who wanted to trash it for a dam, thankfully the Protestors were the winners ☺……………

    – Chris Chalk

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work.. Congratulations you WON the challenge !!!
    Nature And Man *Featured Works Challenge * December 2011
    Nature And Man Group

  • WOW! What a lovely surprise from our Peers to award me with this Honour ☺

    – Chris Chalk

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