At a glance

Duration
12 days
Cost
£2395
Arrival Airport
Hobart (HBA)
Grade
river grade
Air Temp
20°C (68F)
Water Temp
15 °C (59F)
Camping
9 nights
Hotel
2 nights

Overview


This 10 day rafting adventure takes you the full navigable length of the Franklin River, deep in the heart of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. Our journey includes a day’s walk to the imposing Frenchman’s Cap, the monarch of the south west, as well as rafting through one of Tasmania’s most spectacular gorges. Accommodation both sides of the trip plus your airport transfers are included making the trip 12 days in total. Unpredictable river levels on the Franklin, mean our trip will always be an adventure — it is possible to encounter both very low levels and floods within days of each other. Whatever the level, rafts offer the best way to explore this unique wilderness. Join us for the trip of a lifetime.

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What you will be up to


1

Arrive in Hobart in the morning (before 2pm) and transfer to your Hotel to relax. At 6pm you’ll have a pre-departure meeting and a chance for the guides to check you’ve got the correct gear, and to get anything else that you need

Not Included: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

2

A gorgeous scenic drive to the river nice and early this morning. We set up the rafts and have a thorough safety and paddle briefing before camping at the junction of the Collingwood and Franklin Rivers.

Included: All meals

3

Today we will takcle the Log Jam, Nasty Notch, Descension Gorge and float calmly through the Irenaybyss and camp on the side of the river below the gorge.

Included: All meals

4

Weather permitting we climb up Frenchman’s Cap from our base camp. We’ll enjoy spectacular views of the whole of South West Tasmania from the summit. Stopping over for two days gives us flexibility to make the best of the conditions, and do a bit more exploring!

Included: All meals

5

There’s some challenging rafting through the Great Ravine in store today along with our first portage of the trip at the Churn! Tonight we’ll make our camp within the Great Ravine at Coruscades camp.

Included: All Meals

6

We paddle out of the Great Ravine through to the Rafters basin. A mixture of paddling and portaging today through rapids such as Coruscades, Thunderrush and the Mousehole.

Included: All Meals

7

Today we paddle through Propsting Gorge with some of the best rapids on the river including Cascades, the longest of all the rapids on this stretch. We’ll camp at at the Black Forest or Newlands Cascades if the weather’s good, if it’s raining though we get to camp in Newlands Cave for the night!

Included: All Meals

8

Today we paddle through the protected rainforest of the Lower Franklin, stopping off at Blackmand Bend to make camp.

Included: All Meals

9

Today’s higlights include Double Falls, and Big Falls flanked by spectacular limestone Verandah Cliffs. We camp at Sir John Falls, a little way down from the confluence with the Gordon River.

Included: All Meals

10

This morning we catch a boat for a beautiful sail over to Strahan, where we’ll be met by our bus to transfer us back to Hobart, arriving 6-7pm. We occasionally are able to fly back to Hobart and will advise if this option is available. This evening we’ll have a fairwell dinner to round off the end of a fantastic adventure together!

Included: Breakfast and Lunch

11

After breakfast at the hotel we transfer you back to the airport for your flight back home.

Included: Breakfast

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USA +1 303 261 8896

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Saturday 16 November 2019 - Wednesday 27 November 201912 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 30 November 2019 - Wednesday 11 December 201912 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 7 December 2019 - Wednesday 18 December 201912 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 14 December 2019 - Wednesday 25 December 201912 days£2395€2795$3395
Sunday 22 December 2019 - Thursday 2 January 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Thursday 26 December 2019 - Monday 6 January 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 4 January 2020 - Wednesday 15 January 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 11 January 2020 - Wednesday 22 January 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 18 January 2020 - Wednesday 29 January 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 25 January 2020 - Wednesday 5 February 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Sunday 2 February 2020 - Thursday 13 February 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 8 February 2020 - Wednesday 19 February 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Saturday 15 February 2020 - Wednesday 26 February 202012 days£2395€2795$3395
Friday 21 February 2020 - Tuesday 3 March 202012 days£2395€2795$3395

Excellent options exist to fly to Australia from The UK, Europe and North America. You are required to be in Hobart (before 2pm) on the first day stated below and you can choose a departure on the last day stated.

PLEASE NOTE ALL OUR TRIPS INCLUDE A NIGHT IN HOBART IN A HOTEL BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR TRIPS WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE.

We suggest getting flights to Sydney or Melbourne with Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, American or Delta. We also recommend investigating flight options through Skyscanner if you are in the UK or Kayak if you are in North America. Connections can be made from Sydney or Melbourne to Hobart with Jet Star or Virgin Blue. If you require help with your flight connections or advice, please contact our office teams. Alternatively we have teamed up with GYT who can provide you with a competitive flight quote by filling out this form on the Water By Nature website.

In order to secure your place pay your deposit  of £600 per person (USD$750 for U.S. customers). See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.

Please note that prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.

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What you should bring


We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

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