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Afloat On the Franklin: A River Rescued

Rock Island Bend - Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting

Powerful political symbol, demanding physical challenge, a deep well of tranquillity or unsettling Wi-Fi-free wilderness … whatever your view, rafting the Franklin is one of Australia’s great adventures.

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3 ways to explore Tasmania’s wilderness

Raft drifting through the Irenabyss on the Franklin River

It is over 30 years since UNESCO bestowed World Heritage Area status on the Tasmanian wilderness, a vast tract of land offering rich rewards for adventure seekers. Here are three memorable ways to experience it.

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Tasmanian Tourism Awards 2014 Finalist

2014tourism-awards-finalist

What a nice surprise to find this email in the inbox on returning from a Franklin River Rafting adventure the other day: “Dear Brett, Congratulations! It is our great pleasure on behalf of Tourism Industry Council Tasmania to congratulate your business Water By Nature Tasmania, Franklin River Rafting on becoming a finalist in the 13…

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SMH Traveller, Aug 2013, Novelist Richard Flanagan and the Franklin River

Rafts parked at Irenabyss camp

Sydney Morning Herald, Traveller, Aug2013, Notes from a big Island, Traveller asked five Australian novelists to write about the one spot in Australia that has most informed their writings. For novelist Richard Flanagan, Tasmania’s Franklin River provided the most important lesson of his life. A SENSE OF WONDER,

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Restaurant Australia

Lunchtime

While rafting the World Heritage Listed Franklin River, enjoy exotic and traditional cuisine in a unique wilderness setting, with the emphasis on fresh Tasmanian produce and herbs. Professionally guided tours from 4 – 10 days including all meals. – See more at: Restaurant Australia
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Outside Magazine Feb 2014, ‘Surviving Tasmania’ by Stephanie Pearson

Running Corkscrew rapid in the Great Ravine, Franklin River Rafting

A fascination with a cartoon animal and a Class V river lured her to the empty wilderness of Tasmania. Turns out the raw side of Down Under offers an amazing number of pristine places to camp, surf, hike, mountain bike, and kayak. Stephanie Pearson goes all in.

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The Australian April 2013, ‘Go with the flow along the Franklin River’ by Graham Lloyd

Shower Cliff cavern

Environment editor Graham Lloyd together with photographer Vanessa Hunter find what was saved by the historic protests 30 years ago along Tasmania’s Franklin River.

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