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9 or 10 Day Full Franklin River Rafting Expedition and Frenchmans Cap Walk

lunch stop along the Franklin River
Snacks at Pig Trough Waterfall on the Franklin River
Raft running Thunderush rapid in the Great Ravine on the Franklin River
This nine or ten day adventure takes you the full navigable length of the Franklin River, deep in the heart of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area. Negotiating the untamed waters of the Franklin River is one of the world's best whitewater rafting adventures. The rafting starts on the Collingwood River, which soon joins up with the Franklin. 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. As well as rafting through the Great Ravine, one of Tasmania's most spectacular gorges we will be spending some time along the lower reaches of the Franklin with its thick temperate rainforest punctuated by limestone cliffs and strange rock formations. This trip is adventurous, a reasonable level of fitness is important and should increase your enjoyment of this trip. 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.







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