10 days without a shower. 10 days without a toilet (I told you we left nothing behind). 10 days camping and paddling with very few escape routes (in fact only one on day 7). All new to us.
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.
Water by Nature Tasmania is collaborating with Rebecca of Wild Yoga to create an enhanced wilderness journey. Ten days paddling along the path of the Franklin River through remote wilderness in South West Tasmania.
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.
The video shows some of our favourite footage from 2015/16. As we look forward to getting out on the Franklin River again on October 2. There are still a few places left on this 7 day full river tour and plenty of water on the West coast should ensure easy paddling.
This is truly the trip of a lifetime. I don’t think I have ever felt so relaxed. Some serious rapids for adrenalin heads, some awesome scenery for wilderness lovers and some gourmet meals for the foodies. Through in the most competent guides you could ever want, top quality gear and an easy booking/planning website, and you have the complete package. I’ll be doing it again. Review by Roger Sp.
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 ‘arty’ shots from our last trip down the Franklin River, a typical February 10-day expedition with very little rain, low river levels and plenty of sunshine.