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.
Arrive in Launceston in the morning (before 11am) and self transfer to your Hotel to relax. At 1pm 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
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
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
Today is a long and beautiful day of rafting, with some interesting paddling and numerous campsites along the river banks. The mood of the river depends completely on how much rain has fallen recently. Keep your eye out for the red flowers of climbing heath cascading down the surrounding rock faces. Tonight we enjoy another feast prepared by your guides, then turn in for a night under the open sky.
Included: All meals
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
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|Thursday 16 November 2023 - Sunday 26 November 2023||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Thursday 30 November 2023 - Sunday 10 December 2023||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Friday 29 December 2023 - Monday 8 January 2024||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Thursday 11 January 2024 - Sunday 21 January 2024||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Thursday 22 February 2024 - Sunday 3 March 2024||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Thursday 4 April 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Thursday 18 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Thursday 24 October 2024 - Sunday 3 November 2024||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Thursday 7 November 2024 - Sunday 17 November 2024||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
|Thursday 21 November 2024 - Sunday 1 December 2024||11 days||£2995||€3495||$3795|
Excellent options exist to fly to Australia from The UK, Europe and North America. You are required to be in Launceston (LST) (before 11am) on the first day stated below and you can choose a departure on the last day stated. Please note we are able to run charter trips by arrangement on other dates than are listed below.
PLEASE NOTE ALL OUR TRIPS INCLUDE A NIGHT IN LAUNCESTON 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 USD$750. See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.
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.
You do not need to bring tents + sleeping mats.
We provide personal flotation jackets, spray jackets and helmets and wetsuits.
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