The Franklin River is located in the famous Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park by the mid-northern territory of the well-known Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The beautiful river initiates its journey in the western boundary of the Central Highlands and moves west towards the Tasmanian West Coast. The waterway is named after Sir John Franklin, who once upon a time was the Governor of this particular state.
The Franklin River moves through the Australian wilderness, offering you a breathtaking sight of the stunning locales surrounding the river. The river sports various electrifying rapids, which include the startling “Trojan” rapids and the incredible “Pig Trough”. The Franklin River is, moreover, noted for its several wonderful cascades and some delightful whitewaters present all along its course. Comprising of rapids of Class IV, the river is quite popular for its technical torrents.
Further in your trip through the fabulous Franklin River, you will move through the popular Nasty Notch and Log Jam portages and meet the magnificent ‘Irenabyss’. Once on the voyage, you will find picturesque temperate forests on either sides of the water body and some of the awesome rock formations of this region. The small beaches on the river banks are equally splendid!
Now as you battle through the foaming waves and explore the unique wilderness of this fascinating river, you can feel the exhilaration in your veins. Worth mentioning, the Franklin River also offers enough scope to the beginners, as some portion of the river is filled with easy rapids and calm waters. Furthermore, you can plan for a pleasurable camping expedition by the river. While on a camping jaunt, you can even enjoy your rock-climbing session in the amazing Donaghty’ Hill.