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LAKE RHONA

Gordon & Franklin Wild Rivers National Park

 

 

 

 

 

Nestled in the Denison Range beneath Reeds Peak is the very pretty and very remote Lake Rhona with it's unique pale pink sandy beach.  A photographers paradise.  The view from Reeds Peak includes Lake Gordon, Mt Field, Wyld's Crag, Mt Anne, Frenchman's Cap, Mt Rufus, Mt Olympus, Mt Ossa, Mt Pelion West and The Walls of Jerusalem.  Lake Rhona is in the Gordon-Franklin Wild Rivers National Park.

 

NOTE ROAD ACCESS CHANGES DUE TO FALLEN TREES. SEE PARKS FACEBOOK PAGE - PER UPDATE 2 JANUARY 2015

 
 

The walk into Lake Rhona takes between 7 and 10 hours depending on one's fitness level and track conditions.  The track starts at the end of Terry Walsh Road (Go3 spur). Take the Florentine Road past Maydena. Continue on along Tiger Road and then Range Road.

 

A very good and well defined track descends gently to the Gordon River after about 45 minutes.  Here the river must be waded.  As such the walk can only be done when conditions allow.  Although only knee deep the week-end we visited, the river may not be passable on the return trip if there is heavy rain.  The river is the same depth across.

 

After a further 15 minutes the Vale of Rasselas is reached.  A long 6 to 8 hour walk is needed to reach the point where the track scales the foothills of the Denison Range.  The track along the Vale is relatively flat.  The ascent to Lake Rhona takes about an hour from here.

 

The vale has intermittent very boggy muddy sections - three are particularly long.  Not a hard walk overall but long.

 

The beach has a distinct pink hue.  A further 2 hours are needed to reach Reeds Peak.  Easy but for a boulder hop near the peak.  A full photo shoot is on the Lake Pedder DVD.

 
         
   

 

The Vale of Rasselas and Mt Field from Reeds Peak.

Looking west from The Great Dome. The North Star is the peak in the centre of the picture.

The stunning beauty of Lake Rhona