Franklin and Gordon Rivers

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Franklin and Gordon Rivers

Franklin and Gordon Rivers: Two wild rivers hurtle through mountainous rainforest wilderness and merge as the Gordon River, which flows into the vast Macquarie Harbour on the west coast. The rivers were the centre of a controversy in the 1980s, when they were to have been dammed for hydro-electricity, but the scheme was quashed by an environmental campaign. If you're looking for adventure you can join a group to shoot the rapids by raft. For a gentler river experience drive to Strahan on the west coast and join a cruise up the Gordon River, or take a scenic flight from Hobart that includes a Gordon River cruise.

   

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4/4/2009 4:49:05 AM
Lorraine and Shaz said:

Have done the river cruise 2 times....
If you get the change Fly by Seaplane and do the landing and with luck on a good day they may take you over the peak and you will see how dense the trees are. Spend the money as its a ONCE only if they have a few going single you may get it cheaper.Hope they fill the plane.




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