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


*8 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners *Professional rafting guides *8 nights camping *Transport by private minibus *Sailboat from Lower Gordon River to Strahan *All safety and rafting equipment including rafts, wetsuit, paddling jacket & waterproof storage for personal gear *Group camping equipment *Emergency communications & group first aid kit

Trip Dates

All Australian Walking Holidays adventure tours are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.

Available Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.)
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12 Nov
 – 20 Nov 2017
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26 Nov
 – 04 Dec 2017
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11 Dec
 – 19 Dec 2017
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27 Dec
 – 04 Jan 2018
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07 Jan
 – 15 Jan 2018
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06 Feb
 – 14 Feb 2018
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20 Feb
 – 28 Feb 2018
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Trip Rating

Duration: 9 Days

AU $2,895.00

Per Person