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20 May 2018
“Well worth the short effort to get a loong view”
7 May 2018
“20 minute uphill hike to get 360 degree views of tree covered mountains”
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Lyell Highway | Between the Franklin and Collingwood rivers, Franklin, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Short and sharp - the track climbs quite a few metres but is well made (steps and boards) heading along the ridgeline to the top of Donaghys Hill. From there you have 360 degree views of the much bigger peaks including Frenchmans Cap (and can...More

Thank Darryl G
Reviewed 7 May 2018

It is a tiring 20 minute uphill hike on wet slippery boards / trail to get to the top of a mountain for views of the surrounding tree covered mountains. There is a lot of wind at the top.

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Another of the 60 great short walks this takes you initially up an old service road, before branching off up the hillside, through trees and out onto a raised viewpoint overlooking a valley and river. It was raining the day we did this so the...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth the stop and short walk up. The track is well-marked and, while getting a little narrow in places, is quite manageable for people.of various fitness levels. Upon reaching the summit you're treated to terrific views of the surrounding countryside in all directions!

Thank MatthewD2584
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This is one of the walks you access from the Lyell Hwy. Its a short walk if you are of moderate to high fitness level. I did it return in 25mins. (I was walking very fast, you would enjoy it more taking it a bit...More

2  Thank Laura R
Reviewed 4 January 2016

On Lyell highway, around 24 minutes (35km) from Derwent Brige, there is the start of a walking trail (40 minutes return) that will bring you to the hilltop called Donaghys Hill. The trail is not flat and has a slight slope but nothing too difficult....More

3  Thank And_F_82
Reviewed 19 December 2015

The forty minute walk seems like forever, and can be tough with the uphill at times BUT the view is one of the best ones in Tasmania. It is 360 views of all of the mountains in the area! Definitely do it!

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 11 November 2015

a fifteen to twenty minute walk to the lookout. What a view, especially Frenchmans Cap. Views of the Collingwood, Franklin and Surprise rivers.

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We stopped here and did the hike on our way from Strahan to new Norfolk. Judging by the small number of reviews (and people we met there), this gem is overlooked by most tourists......Pity!! Donaghys Lookout was recommended by our host at Ormiston House in...More

2  Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I would highly recommend stopping for this walk; one of the "60 great short walks in Tasmania", located in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park on the road between Queenstown and Hobart. While it isn't a stroll in the park, after a brief climb in...More

1  Thank AnonymousPerthGirl
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