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. 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.

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

traveller reviews

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.

A. Scott. Hilton, WA.

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Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Rafting
AU $2,895.00
Per Person

No local payments required

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