South West Wilderness - World Heritage Area

World Heritage Area

The South West Wilderness is an important part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site, and is therefore regarded as containing "superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance".

The South West Wilderness is largely composed of the Southwest National Park, Tasmania’s largest National Park, which at 6,052.13 km² is larger than many small countries.

The Southwest National Park is part of a continuous chain of five National Parks, along with the Hartz Mountains National Park, the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Together these five National Parks cover almost a quarter of Tasmania’s land mass and, along with a few other smaller parks and areas, form the World Heritage Area. Sections of some of these other National Parks can also be considered part of the South West Wilderness.

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