The Franklin-Gordon River is one of the arteries of Tasmania and there are plenty of activities that you can undertake in on it or around it, so the region is well worth a visit.
The river is part of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, which is also a part of the world renowned Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Rafting trips are a popular option in this area with the river’s wild waters offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, as well as a fun time on the water.
The Western Wilderness gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 1982 after a long battle to stop the majestic Gordon/Franklin Rivers being dammed. This movement eventually led to the project’s cancellation became one of most significant environmental campaigns in Australian history. Today, it is one of the last true wildernesses on earth and the tiny town of Strahan acts as a hub for anyone wanting to explore the region.
If you have an adventurous spirit you can challenge yourself with a white-knuckle white water rafting experience on the Franklin River. Even if you think you’ve done it all before, these rapids will have you twisting and turning and will get your heart beating like nothing else! Don’t worry though – you’ll be in the experienced hands of your local and skilled guides. The river has been voted best rafting journey in the world.
The Franklin-Gordon area isn’t far from Hobart (by road it is around 5 hours to base yourself in Strahan) so you can easily integrate it into your travels around Tasmania, and it is sure to offer you a unique and unforgettably hair-raising experience. It sure is a different way of experiencing the vast and varied wilderness around you.