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.
|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|
Congratulations to Tasmanian Expeditions and World Expeditions for their first-class commitment to the environment. It was by far the cleanest and most sustainable rafting trip I have ever done.
And congratulations to the guides as well. To see their skill and confidence in handling fully-laden rafts in tough conditions in places such as the Great Ravine was a revelation. Their commitment to looking after both the river and the clients was impeccable. Great food as well! It was a pleasure to be rafting with Dan, Alayne and Geordi.