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Water by Nature Tasmania, Franklin River Rafting

Wilderness Whitewater Rafting along the Franklin River in Tasmania, Water by Nature Tasmania

About Water by Nature Tasmania, Franklin River Rafting

Water by Nature Tasmania, Franklin River Rafting offers 5, 7 and 10 day wilderness whitewater rafting adventures. An exhilarating and relaxing culinary journey.

On your Franklin River Rafting adventure you will experience surging rapids, exciting whitewater, tranquil gorges and rare pristine temperate rainforests. Native wildlife including platypus, wallabies, quolls, yellow-tailed black cockatoos and white-breasted sea eagles are often encountered. While rafting the World Heritage listed Franklin River, enjoy exotic and traditional cuisine in a unique wilderness setting, with the emphasis on gourmet fresh Tasmanian produce and herbs.

Our Franklin River Whitewater Rafting Tours

  • 10 Day Full Franklin River Rafting Tours incl. Frenchman’s Cap;
  • 7 Day Full Franklin River Rafting Tours;
  • 7 Day Upper Franklin River Rafting Tours incl. Frenchman’s Cap and
  • 5 Day Lower Franklin River Rafting Tours.

New to whitewater rafting? Rely on our expert knowledge of the Franklin River, your safety, comfort and enjoyment are our priorities.

We practice the art of minimal impact travel through this delicate environment and make sure that we carry out all waste. Each expedition uses two guides and two self bailing rafts paddled by a crew of two to five, with a maximum of ten people per departure. You are issued a waterproof drybag (~ 60 litre) to store your personal clothing and sleeping bag. Each trip has a spare day built in to cope with possible delays

See our Trip Dates and Prices and Booking Details (secure Online Booking)

The Guides

Our guides are professionals with a great passion for the Franklin River. They are chosen for their excellence in wilderness whitewater rafting, culinary, first aid and interpretation skills. ome rapids require portaging, however we have developed safe and efficient methods of negotiating them. Our senior guide Brett has organised whitewater rafting expeditions on the Franklin River every season since 1987 for Wildtrek, Peregrine and from 2003 for Water By Nature Tasmania Franklin River Rafting  and still looks forward to every trip.

Wilderness Whitewater Rafting – a Culinary Journey

Let us pamper you with delicious, healthy and nutritious, exotic and traditional cuisine. We like to use fresh and locally sourced, Tasmanian produce. Our guides take pride in their cooking skills and go to great lengths to provide a varied and interesting menu. If you have any special dietary requirements just let us know in advance. We have catered for vegan, gluten free, full coeliac, lactose intolerant and low sodium diets and various food allergies.

Fitness Levels, Franklin River Rafting

No previous whitewater rafting experience is necessary. But please be aware that rafting in this untamed, remote wilderness does require a medium fitness level and a sense of adventure. The minimum age is 16 or lower by arrangement. There is no maximum age limit. Several people in their seventies have successfully completed Franklin River Rafting trips.


We may be able to customize the length and start date of your Franklin River Rafting tour if you have a group of four or more.  We can and have run Full River expeditions of 6 to 14 days, Upper River tours of 4 to 8 days and Lower River trips of 4 to 6 days duration. Please enquire regarding discounts for groups of three or more.

Negotiating the untamed waters of the Franklin River is one of the worlds best whitewater rafting adventures. Unpredictable river levels mean your trip will always be an adventure – it is possible to encounter both very low levels and floods within days of each other. Whatever the level, rafts offer the best way to explore this unique wilderness.