Water By Nature Tasmania, Franklin River Rafting

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Water by Nature Tasmania offers five, seven and ten day wilderness whitewater rafting adventures along the Franklin River in south-west Tasmania.
On your Franklin River Rafting expedition you will experience surging rapids, exciting whitewater, tranquil gorges and rare pristine temperate rainforests. Native wildlife including platypus, wallabies, quolls, yellow-tailed black cockatoos and white-breasted sea eagles are often encountered.
While rafting the World Heritage listed Franklin River, enjoy freshly prepared exotic and traditional cuisine in a unique wilderness setting, with the emphasis on gourmet fresh Tasmanian produce. If you have any special dietary requirements just let us know in advance.
Our guides are professionals with a great passion for the Franklin River. They are chosen for their excellence in wilderness whitewater rafting, culinary, first aid and interpretation skills. We practice the art of minimal impact travel through this delicate environment and carry out all waste.
Rely on our expert knowledge of the Franklin River, your safety, comfort and enjoyment are our priorities. No previous whitewater rafting experience is necessary, but please be aware that rafting in this remote wilderness does require a moderate fitness level and a sense of adventure.

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Services

From $2690 to $2790

This seven 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 worlds best whitewater rafting adventures. The rafting starts on the Collingwood river, that soon joins up with the Franklin. We will rocket through the rapids of Descension Gorge and enjoy the serenity of the beautiful ‘Irenabyss’ or chasm of peace. 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.

Carpark

$2390

This five day wilderness adventure explores the lower forty kilometres of the Franklin River World Heritage Area. Following an early breakfast we board our four wheel drive vehicle for an exciting and spectacular trip over Mt. McCall to the river. After packing the rafts and a safety talk we head down Propsting Gorge and through the exciting Trojans rapids before arriving at Rock Island Bend to tackle the famous Newland’s Cascades. This section will have everyone whooping with delight as we plunge through a maelstrom of spray and whitewater. At rapids’-end is a place for a deserved break. On the bank, natural overhangs provide the ideal shelter. As well as some exciting rafting, you will enjoy days of easy paddling where you will have plenty of time to take in the serenity of this unique region and explore some of its caves and side creeks.
This tour is ideal for families with young children and to get a ‘Taste of the Franklin River’. A reasonable level of fitness is important and should improve your enjoyment of this trip.

Carpark

$2690

This 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 that 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 south west. 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 meters up a steep track, we leave the Franklin River, 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.

Carpark

$3280

This 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 worlds best whitewater rafting adventures. The rafting starts on the Collingwood river, that 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 south west. 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.

Carpark

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