Ride the rapids on the Franklin-Gordon River

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Escape the busy Christmas period in the city by taking a trip back to nature in Tasmania's Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

The beautiful national park lies in the "heart" of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area that covers over 1.4 million hectares, protecting the state's outstanding natural and cultural heritage.

Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service remarks that the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is a "region of dramatic mountain peaks, beautiful rainforest, deep river valleys and spectacular gorges", with the park also notable for its "wild and pristine" rivers.

You can tackle the wild rapids of the river in a thrilling, heart-racing adventure with Franklin River Rafting.

Head out on the amazing ten-day Franklin River Rafting and Frenchmans Cap Expedition, for an epic, personalised experience embarking on forest hikes, camping at beaches and rainforest sites, taking a journey down the Gorge and making various other nature discoveries!

Included in the tour are delicious and fresh-cooked meals, all rafting and safety equipment, video and images of your trip, all Tasmanian and wildlife fees, communal camping equipment and expedition first aid kit, inflatable air mattress, watershed dry bags and coach transfers to the river and from Strahan.

If you prefer a more mellow, relaxing experience of the region then jump on board with Gordon River Cruises.

Gordon River Cruises is an Australian Tourism Award winner, taking visitors on the purpose-built Lady Jane Franklin II through the broad lower reaches of the Gordon River, with spectacular views of the rainforest on display.

Cruisers also have the opportunity to stretch their legs, going ashore to explore the rainforest and view the 2000-year-old Huon pines.

If you want a truly special cruise experience you can opt for seating on the Captain's Premier Upper Deck which comes equipped with exclusive deck space and complimentary wine, fine food and beverages.

Down Down Down - rafting on the Lower Franklin

The  beautiful Gordon River

Classic and hauntingly beautiful riverscape on the Franklin River

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