Franklin River Rafting tour, Nov 1-7 2015

Morning mists at camp. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.

– Nancy Wynne Newhall

Quite low water for November in South West Tasmania. On our latest rafting trip down the Franklin River, we explored every ‘rock and cranny’ along the way. The long awaited rain came on the last night. Good times regardless, thanks to everyone involved.

 Alpine Finger-orchid - Caladenia alpina. Flowering November to January in montane habitats. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

Alpine Finger-orchid – Caladenia alpina. Flowering November to January in montane habitats. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 Excursion to Donaghys Hill Lookout, one of the 60 Great Short Walks of Tasmania. This vantage point grants vistas of the vast Wilderness of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

Excursion to Donaghys Hill Lookout, one of the 60 Great Short Walks of Tasmania. This vantage point grants vistas of the vast Wilderness of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

Too nice a backdrop to pass up for a group shot. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

Too nice a backdrop to pass up for a group shot. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 Dinner by the river. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

Dinner by the river. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 A great sunset is shaping up. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

A great sunset is shaping up. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 And the colourful show did not disappoint. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

And the colourful show did not disappoint. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 Irenabyss (Chasm of Peace), a remarkable narrow Gorge on the Franklin River — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

Irenabyss (Chasm of Peace), a remarkable narrow Gorge on the Franklin River — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 Morning mists at camp. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

Morning mists at camp. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 Shooting a small rapid on the Middle Franklin River. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

Shooting a small rapid on the Middle Franklin River. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 The walls of the Great Ravine. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

The walls of the Great Ravine. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

 Our crew, ready for the final paddle to Sir John Falls on the Gordon River. — at Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting.

Our crew, ready for the final paddle to Sir John Falls on the Gordon River. — at Water by Nature Tasmania – Franklin River Rafting.

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