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 and Frenchman's Cap

For the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience, this 11 day rafting trip takes advantage of the access the Franklin River offers to the prized summit of the Frenchman's Cap. From Irenabyss on the Franklin River, you will undertake a one-day ascent from the river to the quartzite dome of Frenchman's Cap (1443m), from where you can enjoy 360 degree views over the entire south west wilderness. Returning to the river you'll continue this classic rafting adventure, meeting the challenges of Great Ravine, Propsting Gorge and Newlands Cascades. The massive temperate rainforests of the lower Franklin and Gordon Rivers are an inspirational reminder of what was saved when the Franklin Dam was stopped in 1983. Led by experienced rafting guides, this rafting expedition is recognised by many as one of the greatest wilderness experiences on earth.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Depart Launceston transfer to Collingwood Bridge, commence rafting
DAY 2 Raft to Irenabyss
DAY 3/4 Frenchman's Cap climb
DAY 5 Raft the Upper Franklin
DAY 6 Raft to the Great Ravine
DAY 7 Raft to Rafters Basin
DAY 8 Propsting Gorge to Newlands Cascade
DAY 9 Raft the Lower Franklin
DAY 10 Raft the Lower Gordon River, complete rafting
DAY 11 Transfer by sailboat to Strahan, return to Launceston

traveller reviews

With plenty or rain to swell the river and make rafting easier and more fun (bigger rapids and less portage) combined with excellent weather for our trip, it would have been hard not to have had a good time. However the 2 wonderful guides worked tirelessly to give us a fantastic holiday. They were knowledgeable about flora, fauna, geology and history of the area. They were almost too good at rafting - even during the most challenging parts of the river I never felt remotely unsafe with them at the helm! Add to that that they were excellent cooks and very kind considerate people. I would not do this holiday again as I very much doubt it could live up to the experience I had this time! Magnificent

Ruth J. via TripAdvisor

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Trip Code: FRC
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Rafting Trekking
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Next Trip:  22 December 2014
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price: £1,665.00 GBP

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