• Franklin River, Australia

Franklin River, Australia

Rafting - Australia - Oceania

The Franklin River, located in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, runs for a total of 77 miles. It begins its journey at the scenic western end of the Central Highlands and flows towards the west coast of Tasmania, where it empties into the sea. Among the many scenic areas along the river, you will also encounter some archeological sites that have identified pre-European activity. The Franklin River gets its name from a previous governor of the state, Sir John Franklin, who later died searching for the Northwest Passage.

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"A Tasmanian River Legend"

I've encountered the Franklin when trekking in Tassie, but rafting down is still on my "bucket list". Richard Flanagan's "Death of a River Guide" is a really good insight into the power and legend of this river!

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