A large portion of Tasmania’s spectacular wilderness, and much of the western half of Tasmania, is listed as the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It contains some of the most important natural areas, communities and landscapes in the world, including Southwest National Park, Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park and Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

There are incredible gondwanan plant communities, endemic alpine vegetation, intriguing wildlife, rare and threatened species, rugged mountains and valleys gouged by glaciers, vast buttongrass plains, windswept coast, isolated islands and unique marine environments, all protected within the World Heritage Wilderness.

The Wildcare World Heritage Wilderness cause supports the conservation and management of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness, including

  • plant and animal conservation
  • infrastructure maintenance
  • community awareness and education programs.

Generous donations by Dick Smith into this fund, enabled significant track restoration works to be conducted along the third most popular overnight backcountry-walking destination in Tasmania after the Overland Track and the Walls of Jerusalem – the Frenchmans Cap Track. This track, which provides a challenging but accessible wilderness experience amongst spectacular mountainous terrain now has a longer life expectancy.

If you would like to help care for Tasmania’s world heritage wilderness please donate to the Wildcare World Heritage Wilderness cause here today.    

Frenchmans Cap track and views at dawn. Image by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service