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. Join on us on this special wilderness experience, named the best river journey in the world by Outside Magazine.
|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|
I have just completed 'the franklin' with Victor Traill and I just want to tell someone in your company what a remarkable young man he is. He create a feeling of safety through his constant professional approach, he treated each guest with direct interest AND created amazing heart warming meals after a day of hard work !!! All this he managed despite a broken finger!!!!!! His loving respect for the river & his knowledge of all things connected to it made this 'the time of my life '
Many thanks to all who make this possible.