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.


Tarkine and West Coast Explorer

In the far north west of Tasmania lies an undefined region named The Tarkine. It offers almost 400,000 hectares of virgin wilderness, a vast swathe of rarely visited and primal rainforests, mountain ranges and isolated rivers. This journey explores an ecosystem that has remained relatively unchanged since the days of Gondwana at the very heart of the Tarkine so you can gain a true appreciation for this special wilderness area. You will then journey to the historic west coast where you immerse yourself in the wild and mysterious Gordon River aboard the award winning Gordon River Cruise. This five day itinerary features a series of spectacular day walks as well as two river cruises to explore the best of Tasmania's stunning North West. Staying in comfortable accommodation along the way ensures that we can enjoy the heritage and hospitality of Tasmania's remote western wilderness. Join us to experience the enchantment and changing moods of this spectacular, ancient and untamed land.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Travel from Launceston to Corinna and Philosphers Falls on the way
DAY 2 Spectacular Tarkine cruise on the Pieman River with Pieman Heads walk
DAY 3 Corinna to Strahan with coastal walk from Ocean Beach
DAY 4 Strahan we join the iconic Gordon River Cruise and Hogarth Falls Walk
DAY 5 Strahan to Launceston with Lake St Clair walk.

traveller reviews

I travelled with Tasmanian Expeditions on the Tarkine and North West Coast trip in December 2011 and was extremely impressed with the professionalism & enthusiasm that the guides showed in all aspects of the tour. The food and accommodation was excellent and the beauty of this region of Tasmania was maximised by the itinerary which was well organised and gave us plenty of time to explore the pristine rainforest. This tour is ideal for anyone who enjoys travelling in small groups with knowledgable guides and you will definitely be well looked after!

global73 via Trip Advisor. Melbourne, Australia

Trip Grading
Duration:  5 days
Activities:  Walking
AU $2,095.00
Per Person

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