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.


Tarkine Rainforest Walk

The Tarkine Rainforest Walk provides trekkers with exclusive access into the southern hemisphere's largest tract of cool temperate rainforest. Recognised globally for its ecological significance, the Tarkine rainforest provides a direct link to the ancient super continent of Gondwana. On easy to moderate day walks from Tiger Ridge basecamp, carrying only lightweight packs you will explore an ancient forest landscape dominated by towering Myrtle and Sassafras, discover secret waterfalls, glades of giant tree ferns, enticing waterholes and spectacular lookouts. A visit to the Tarkine's rainforests will transport you to a foreign world, one where a tapestry of rich greens is the backdrop. Best of all, there's no one else around.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Travel from Launceston to the Tarkine and walk into Tiger Ridge basecamp
DAY 2 Walk through forests of celery-top pine along Celery Top Ridge for spectacular sweeping views
DAY 3 Full day of walking through rainforest to Huskisson River
DAY 4 Short pre-lunch walk in Waratah to Waratah Falls then bus transfer to Launceston

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Trip Grading
Duration:  4 days
Activities:  Walking
AU $1,799.00
Per Person

No local payments required

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