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 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
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
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
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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|Saturday 14 December 2019 - Wednesday 25 December 2019||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Sunday 22 December 2019 - Thursday 2 January 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Thursday 26 December 2019 - Monday 6 January 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Saturday 4 January 2020 - Wednesday 15 January 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Saturday 11 January 2020 - Wednesday 22 January 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Saturday 18 January 2020 - Wednesday 29 January 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Saturday 25 January 2020 - Wednesday 5 February 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Sunday 2 February 2020 - Thursday 13 February 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Saturday 8 February 2020 - Wednesday 19 February 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Saturday 15 February 2020 - Wednesday 26 February 2020||12 days||£2395||€2795||$3395|
|Friday 21 February 2020 - Tuesday 3 March 2020||12 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.
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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