This 2km return walk is a fantastic short hike combining lovely rainforests settings with breath taking views.
After a gentle climb from the carpark the trail leads through the dense temperate rainforest before opening up on to a heathland ridge. From the lookout platform at the peak of the ridge impressive views overlook the junction of the Collingwood and Franklin Rivers as well as amazing sweeping views mountain views including the towering Frenchmans Cap.
Although slightly longer than the other the Lyell Highway walks (Nelson Falls & Franklin River Trail) it offers some most incredible views found in this region, making it an extremely rewarding hike.
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|From Queentown (3 hours north-west of Hobart) head east on the Lyell Highway (A10) towards Derwent Bridge for 51km. The Donaghys Lookout track begins from the car park on the right hand side of the Highway. From Derwent Bridge head west on Lyell highway for 35km. Track carpark is located on the left hand side of the Highway.|
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