Franklin River

I was particularly impressed by the level of knowledge and professionalism exhibited by the river guides, Shaun and Anna. Whether it be tackling a difficult rapid, describing the fauna, flora and history of the area, preparing the campsite, producing amazing meals or subtly directing and supporting me in potentially dangerous situations, I always felt completely safe and comfortable.


Franklin River World Heritage Expedition with Geoff Law

Experience the legendary Franklin River with a man who was instrumental in saving it. After rafting the Franklin in 1981 Geoff Law was drawn to help protect the Franklin wilderness, ultimately becoming the official spokesperson for the historic Franklin Blockade of summer 1982-83. His passion for the river and Tasmania wild places led him to relive his accounts in the 'The River Runs Free' and now you have the chance to hear them first hand. Join Geoff on one of the world's last great wild rivers which forges through the rugged south west of Tasmania, through deep gorges, quiet pools and magnificent temperate rainforest. This expedition provides a true wilderness adventure, an experience we pioneered back in 1978. Regardless of the river level, you will be in good hands as our professional guides have an exceptional safety record. Despite the remoteness, our guides will ensure that the preparation of delicious meals will exceed all expectations. Any descent of the Franklin is demanding and while previous rafting experience is not required, some wilderness knowledge, along with a sound level of fitness, is essential. Join on us on this special wilderness experience, named the best river journey in the world by Outside Magazine.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Depart Launceston, transfer to Collingwood Bridge, commence rafting
DAY 2 Raft to Irenabyss
DAY 3 Raft the Upper Franklin
DAY 4 Raft to the Great Ravine
DAY 5 Raft to Rafters Basin
DAY 6 Propsting Gorge to Newlands Cascade
DAY 7 Raft the Lower Franklin
DAY 8 Raft the Lower Gordon River, complete rafting
DAY 9 Sailboat to Strahan, return to Launceston

traveller reviews

I would like to say that I had very little knowledge or appreciation of the extent of the Franklin campaign before joining the trip. Geoff Law certainly brought it alive for me during the trip and it was a great adjunct to the spectacular scenery and wilderness experience on the river.

G. Ebsary. Parkwood, WA.

Trip Grading
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Rafting
AU $2,995.00
Per Person

Ex Launceston

No local payments required

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