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. Our trip was named the best river journey in the world by Outside Magazine in 2012. Join on us on this real wilderness experience of a lifetime.
|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|
Tasmanian Expeditions' Franklin River Rafting trip was absolutely wonderful. Exceptionally experienced and personable guides, quality equipment, plentiful tasty food, and well-paced, allowing time to relax and take in the extraordinary natural beauty and peace of the Franklin and Gordon Rivers. With fine weather, we were able to sleep under the stars in peace and harmony and truly feel at one with nature. After 9 days of drinking and swimming in the tea tree steeped Franklin, not only did my hair and skin feel wonderfully soft, but my soul felt steeped in serenity... and I was sooo relaxed!