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|
I've just finished the Franklin / Frenchmans Cap trip and thought I should let you know what great staff you've got.
Geordie and Yak continue the run of great guides I've had the pleasure of meeting, going back to the old AHE days in '85. These two guys are outstanding - great service, great sense of humour and as a bonus great cooks! Nothing was too hard or too much trouble. Our whole group was impressed and had a great time.
I should also add that Fiona in the booking office has been a great help the past few years with booking all our trips - again, nothing's been too much trouble.
You've got some great staff.