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6 or 7 Day Upper Franklin River Rafting Expedition and Frenchmans Cap Walk

whitewater rafting the Franklin River
The Masterpiece Alcove on the Franklin River
This six or seven day whitewater rafting expedition takes you through the Upper and Middle sections of the Franklin River, deep in the heart of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area. The rafting starts on the Collingwood which soon joins up with the Franklin River. We will rocket through the rapids of Descension Gorge before arriving at the beautiful 'Irenabyss' or chasm of peace, our base camp to tackle the imposing Frenchmans Cap (1442 metres), the monarch of the southwest. We'll use all of our well-practised white water rafting skills to negotiate the rapids in the Great Ravine, one of Tasmania's most spectacular gorges. On day seven we head into Propsting Gorge and arrive at the Mt. McCall Track. After a climb of around 350 metres up a steep track, we leave the Franklin River, then a four-wheel drive to Queenstown then bus to Hobart. Unpredictable river levels 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.


Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Four Wheel Driving






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