Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting, Hobart

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Wilderness whitewater rafting expeditions.

The Franklin River in South West Tasmania carves its way through some of the most beautiful, rugged and inaccessible country in the world. Its significance was recognized in 1982 when it was listed as a World Heritage Area.

Negotiating the untamed waters of the Franklin river is one of the worlds true adventures.On your expedition you will experience surging rapids, tranquil gorges and pristine temperate rainforests of myrtle, leatherwood and the ancient huon pine. Native wildlife like platypus, wallabies, quolls (marsupial tiger cats), cormorants and white breasted sea eagles are often encountered.

Water by Nature Tasmania offers a 7 and 10 day expedition, rafting the full navigable length of the river, a 7 day expedition on the upper Franklin and a 5 day tour on the lower Franklin. Our 7 day upper and 10 day tours include an optional day walk to the imposing Frenchman's Cap (1443 m), as well as rafting through the Great Ravine, one of Tasmania's deepest and most impressive gorges. On the five and ten day departures you will enjoy a spectacular seaplane flight or yacht cruise to Strahan and coach to Hobart (flights to Hobart directly from the Gordon River by arrangement).

Our guides have a great passion for the Franklin River and are professionals in wilderness rafting, camp-craft, first aid and environmental interpretation. Our senior guide has been running commercial tours on the Franklin since 1987 for Wildtrek and Peregrine. Some rapids require portaging, however we have developed safe and efficient methods of negotiating them.

Delicious and nutritious cuisine is prepared with fresh Tasmanian produce. If you have any special dietary requirements just let us know in advance.

We practice the art of minimal impact travel through this delicate environment and make sure that we carry out all waste.

Each expedition uses two guides and two rafts paddled by a crew of two to five, with a maximum of ten people per departure. You are issued a waterproof drybag (~ 60 litre) to store your personal clothing and sleeping bag. Each trip has a spare day built in to cope with possible delays.

It may be possible to customise your tour if you have a group. The minimum age is 16 years, or lower by arrangement. There is no maximum age limit. Several people in their seventies have successfully completed river trips. No previous rafting experience necessary.

See our website http://www.franklinrivertasmania.com/price for dates and prices.

Please enquire regarding discounts for groups and on selected 5 Day departures. Call Brett under 1800-1111-42 anytime.
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  • Untouched pristine scenery, adventurous days, challenging week. Brett and his team of experienced guides provided 5 star service, from a safety aspect, to the food and the company. Outstanding week fu...  more »
  • After visiting Tasmania and the lower Gordon in the late 70’s with my family, marching in Sydney to stop the damming of the Franklin and finally getting to fulfil a dream of my dad’s (just turned 80) ...  more »
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  • Awesome trip!! Humbling to be immersed in such a beautiful and powerful landscape. Our guides Scotty and Eric provided the perfect balance between fun and safety. Food was amazing. Already dreaming about a return trip.
  • I greatly enjoyed my 10-day full Franklin trip with guides Scotty and Ross and would highly recommend it to everyone. Amazing experience to spend 10 days out on the Franklin. It's a stunning environment and we had a lot of fun rafting through it. Did the trip in early February with a mix of weather - clear skies to start, a few days of rain, and finishing with high water and lots of sun. Even though high water and lots of rain lead to a couple of days in camp it was still an amazing trip. The guides were very professional, highly skilled and had no trouble adapting things to our different skill levels. Their cooking skills were also highly valued - with great three course meals every night.

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