Rafting or whitewater rafting
is a challenging, fun and rewarding outdoor activity using a inflatable raft to navigate your way down a river. Expedition rafting
is the ultimate form of rafting since it allows one to encounter wilderness otherwise too remote and inaccessible to reach.
Of all the expedition rivers in the world the Franklin River in Tasmania's World Heritage Area is without question one of the best in the world. With its impressive gorges, fun rapids and drinkable pure water the Franklin is a must for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Previous rafting experience is not needed when joining a commercial trip, however a love for the outdoors and a thirst for adventure is highly recommended.
The average day on the river begins with a wholesome breakfast and a fresh cup of coffee. We break camp, pack up all the equipment and load the rafts to be on the for a early start of 9am.
Each day offers a variety of stunning scenery and challenging whitewater as well as portages when the rapids are deemed to dangerous to raft.
We reach our next camp some time in the afternoon unload and relax for "happy hour" usually a selection of fine cheese and a cup of tea, perhaps a glass of wine for those that are that way inclined.
Your guides will begin preparing a delicious meal and after enjoying dinner with your fellow adventurers we nestle down for the evening taking comfort in knowing that tomorrow will be another great adventure.
Age range, type of group
We cater for singles, couples and groups. Private closed expeditions can be arranged for groups of 8. Minimum numbers on trips are 4 and the maximum is 8 (unless you have a private closed trip the maximum can be 10)
Trips can vary in length from 7, 8 or 10 days. Longer trips can also be arranged on request for private groups booking a full trip.
Minimum age is 18, we do not have a maximum age but a reasonable level of fitness is required for all participants.
Sleeping and meals
All accommodation on the river is camping, we provide all group camping equipment as well as a comfortable air mattress for each participant.
All meals are provided during the trip, meals are prepared fresh and with only the finest quality local produce.
We cater for all dietary requirements.
Please see our website for a full itinerary and all inclusions/exclusions.