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The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is one of the largest conservation reserves in Australia. At 1.38 million hectares, it covers approximately 20 per cent of the land area of the island of Tasmania. It is one of only three temperate wilderness areas remaining in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park lies in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It is a region of dramatic mountain peaks, beautiful rainforest, deep river valleys and spectacular gorges. The park is famous for the wild and pristine rivers that twist their way through the wilderness. The Franklin River itself has become synonymous with Australia's largest conservation battle - the battle to save the Franklin from a proposed hydro-electric power scheme which would have flooded the river. (source Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania)

The Lyell Highway winds for 56 kilometers through the heart of the Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. In the eastern part of the park the highway passes Mount King William I. That’s where this photo was taken. Mount King William I is the left peak on the photo.

Another photo from the Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park you can find here.

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