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.
|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|
This was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was magical, from being able to drink the water to visiting the lost world. We ate like kings, laughed, and enjoyed the peace that only an escape like this can provide. The guides made the trip, their knowledge of the river and history of the area along with their expertise on all of the practical things along the river made this a renewing experience. I feel as though I came back a happier more fulfilled person. I am so grateful.