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|
Usually i prefer to plan my own trips with friends, and make up an itinerary. However, sometimes it makes sense to go with a group. I have been on 5 trips with Tasmanian Expeditions and enjoyed everyone. The staff are very professional, knowledgable and friendly and i have meet some really interesting fellow travellers.