Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW

Franklin River Rafting

For many people, Tasmania's famous Franklin River is synonymous with wilderness conservation. The Franklin is one of the world's last great wild rivers and it forges through the rugged south west of Tasmania, through deep gorges, quiet pools and magnificent temperate rainforest. This expedition provides a true wilderness adventure, an experience we pioneered back in 1978. Regardless of the river level, you will be in good hands as our professional guides have an exceptional safety record. Despite the remoteness, our guides will ensure that the preparation of delicious meals will exceed all expectations. Any descent of the Franklin is demanding and while previous rafting experience is not required, some wilderness knowledge, along with a sound level of fitness, is essential. Our trip was named the best river journey in the world by Outside Magazine in 2012. Join on us on this real wilderness experience of a lifetime.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Depart Launceston, transfer to Collingwood Bridge, commence rafting
DAY 2 Raft to Irenabyss
DAY 3 Raft the Upper Franklin
DAY 4 Raft to the Great Ravine
DAY 5 Raft to Rafters Basin
DAY 6 Propsting Gorge to Newlands Cascade
DAY 7 Raft the Lower Franklin
DAY 8 Raft the Lower Gordon River, complete rafting
DAY 9 Sailboat to Strahan, return to Launceston

traveller reviews

Tasmanian Expeditions' Franklin River Rafting trip was absolutely wonderful. Exceptionally experienced and personable guides, quality equipment, plentiful tasty food, and well-paced, allowing time to relax and take in the extraordinary natural beauty and peace of the Franklin and Gordon Rivers. With fine weather, we were able to sleep under the stars in peace and harmony and truly feel at one with nature. After 9 days of drinking and swimming in the tea tree steeped Franklin, not only did my hair and skin feel wonderfully soft, but my soul felt steeped in serenity... and I was sooo relaxed!

J. Crouch. Melbourne, VIC. Aust.

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Trip Code: FFR
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Rafting
Next Trip:  12 December 2016
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price: $2,519.00 USD

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