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Rafting the Franklin River – are we mad?

In the Lost World along the Lower Franklin River

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.

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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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Wild Yoga

Yoga session on the Franklin River, Franklin River Rafting

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.

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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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Wilderness journeys along the Franklin River

The Masterpiece - Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting

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.

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Franklin River Art Gallery

Verandah Cliffs aka 'The Art Gallery' is a magical campspot on the Lower Franklin River

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.

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Summer rafting trip along the Franklin River

The Forceit in the Great Ravine

A few impressions from our recent amazing 7-day Full River trip along the Franklin River. Great water levels, 6 days of sunshine and 1 day of rain … on our rest day at Newlands Cascades.

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Video Franklin River Amphibious Echidna

Video Echidna crossing a side creek of the Franklin River

Watch an ECHIDNA or SPINY ANT EATER, a MONTREME and close relative of the PLATYPUS, crossing INTERLUDE CREEK at Rafters Basin. Spotted on a FRANKLIN RIVER RAFTING ™ TOUR with WATER BY NATURE TASMANIA.

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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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