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 Rafting

For many people, Tasmania's famous Franklin River is synonymous with wilderness conservation. The Franklin is one of the world's last great wild rivers and it 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.

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

customer reviews

This was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was magical, from being able to drink the water to visiting the lost world. We ate like kings, laughed, and enjoyed the peace that only an escape like this can provide. The guides made the trip, their knowledge of the river and history of the area along with their expertise on all of the practical things along the river made this a renewing experience. I feel as though I came back a happier more fulfilled person. I am so grateful.

S. Benson. Lyons, CO. USA

Trip Grading
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Rafting
AU $2,695.00
Per Person

No local payments required