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Cruise the mighty Huon.


Franklin is a historic township just south of Huonville on the banks of the mighty Huon river.

The township offers a range of facilities and points of interest for the visitor and one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery of this beautiful part of the world is to spend a couple of leisurely hours cruising.

Franklin Eco Cruises operates a 2 hour morning tea cruises on the picturesque Huon River. The river is a calm waterway ensuring that your experience is relaxing and comfortable while taking in the majestic scenery all around. The township of Franklin is steeped in history from the early days of the timber and apple industries and you will learn a little of the stories of this early settlement as we cruise by.

Lady Jane II was constructed during the summer of 2013 and launched in March 2013. The vessel has been designed with passenger comfort and visibly in mind; she is totally enclosed and comfortable seating is around tables of four. She has been especially designed by a naval architect for cruising the upper reaches of the Huon River. She has a shallow draft, is 12 metres in length and in Tasmanian survey for 30 people.

The Huon River is the fourth largest river in Tasmania. It is 170km in length and runs through the fertile Huon Valley from Scotts Peak damn at Lake Pedder where it begins. It flows south/east to the Tahune Airwalk where the Picton River joins it; this junction can be seen from the end point of the Airwalk. It is more than 5km wide at its widest point in the lower reaches. The river is named after the French explorer Jean-Michel Huon de Kermandec.

Find out more by clicking here to visit Franklin Eco Cruises’ web site.