Do you want to escape the winter blues? Looking for an adventure? Experience true wilderness in a unique way? We might have just the thing for you.
The Franklin River has a thousand faces and low water levels bring out some of its prettiest features. Even with lower than average water levels, rafting is still a relatively easy way to experience the remote beauty and wilderness of South West Tasmania.
“I never read. I just look at pictures.”
― Andy Warhol
A few snippets of the many good times rafting the Franklin River in the years 2014/15 – at Tasmania, Australia.
View video on youtube: Franklin River Rafting – Best of 2015 (3:33 mins)
Some highlights (best-of video and images) of our first trip of the season, 7-Day Full Franklin River, Oct 5-11 2014.
From its headwaters in the alpine lakes of the Cheyne Range until its confluence with the Gordon River some 130 km later, the Franklin River flows through a wilderness national park. You will see no dams, buildings or cars; in fact there is no permanent human habitation in its catchment. The banks are lined by temperate rainforest punctuated by rock formations and small beaches, while the air is some of the cleanest in the world.
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.
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.