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Frenchman's Cap is a 1446 metre high mountain in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park in the West Coast region of Tasmania.

Access issues

It's a 25km hike from the Lyell Highway.


From Lyell Hwy carpark it's a 7-9 hr hike on well marked trail to lake Tahune hut. You can break-up the approach into 2 days, staying at the Lake Vera Hut (16km). The Cap summit is 1 hr from the hut.

Where to stay

Lake Tahune Hut, newly constructed as April 2018. Or tent.


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