Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting

Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting

Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting
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Multi-day ToursRiver Rafting & TubingEco ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Negotiate the untamed waters of the Franklin River for five to ten days on one of the worlds best whitewater rafting adventures. The World Heritage listed Franklin River carves its way through some of the most beautiful, rugged and inaccessible country on earth. On your expedition you will experience surging rapids, tranquil gorges and pristine forests of myrtle, leatherwood and the rare and ancient Huon pine. Platypus, wallabies, quolls (marsupial tiger cats), cormorants, and white breasted sea eagles are often encountered. Let us share our passion and expertise with you. From quality rafting equipment to fresh, locally sourced culinary treats – your safety, comfort and enjoyment are our priorities. Our small group tours are unparalleled in flexibility and we will do our utmost to cater for your specific needs – departure date and time, duration, dietary requirements, gear hire, fitness etc. We are looking forward to answering your questions and discuss trip options. Please don
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Peter K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Had a really great trip down the river with Water By Nature. It is an amazing wilderness river and thanks to all the people who campaigned to protect it. We are very lucky.

The guides on our trip, Nick, Charissa, and Ben, were fantastic. The food was great, and they navigated some complex rapids with great skill, taking care of everybody on the way.

Of course, on a trip like this, you are to some extent roughing it, but the luxury of what was offered and the beauty of the river made it scarcely noticeable.
It’s an absolutely brilliant trip for anyone who likes adventure.
Thanks to all for making it happen. Peter K Blue Mountains.
Written 15 February 2024
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LucyAnaisdA
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My husband and I had a magnificent rafting journey down the Franklin. I came with zero rafting experience and limited camping experience but this was not an issue. Brett and Clarissa are highly experienced guides and knew how to support all levels of rafting and rock climbing capabilities. I loved the time sitting in the raft soaking up the wilderness and listening to Brett's stories and observations from his 35+ years rafting down the Franklin.
The evenings at camp with the other guests and the guides were very enjoyable - delicious food, fun card games, relaxing to music, reflecting on the wonders of nature. We loved sleeping in the outdoors (tents were not needed during our trip) seeing the night sky lit up brightly and listening to the thundering river.
I am already thinking about my next trip with Brett and his team!
Written 27 January 2024
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Trip43286673318
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
An exhilarating 10 days with Brett & crew. The pristine wilderness experience shared with family and friends will be a treasured memory.
Highlights included the use of single kayaks option
Experienced guides
Fresh food - huge variety
Flexible/ lay days
Written 20 January 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Franklin River is unique and I thank all the people who contributed to protecting it (& especially Bob Brown). Our trip was fabulous with great participants.
I would recommend more in-depth safety briefing, more daily information on the program and one of the main guides could certainly improve people skills.
Written 1 January 2024
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Bronwyn G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had a great time. The Franklin River is stunning. It really is the trip of a lifetime and not the kind of experience you can find anywhere else. The food was very impressive, we had quail, scallops and prawns with fresh veg right to the last day and the guides are really good at keeping you safe. The water level wasn't vey high so there was a bit of portage but everyone got stuck in helping and we got through them fairly quickly. Highly recommend.
Written 30 December 2023
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Ian R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Very professional outfit with excellent pre-trip information and very accomodating with special requests. Guides were all excellent with vast experience and good knowledge of the river. With their emphasis on safety, I never felt at real risk of misadventure. Food was excellent but above all it was an unforgettable experience to travel down this remote and pristine waterway. My congratulations go to the operators of this well run trip.
Ian (Senior WWI)
Written 26 December 2023
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Hamish M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Rafting the fabulous Franklin with Water by Nature was an absolutely sensational journey. I had very high expectations and they were exceeded - a bucket lister I am so stoked I ticked. A sensory kaleidoscope of fun and adrenaline, blissed out peace, a touch of trepidation, challenge and skill, awesome food and company, and the natural beauty of the forest, river and rock. The Franklin River is a mind-blowing natural art gallery with some amazing history. Thanks heaps to Klaudia and Jed our guides. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good challenging adventure in the natural wild world.
Written 16 December 2023
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Chris H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
7 day Franklin rafting trip led by Klaudia Jed and Lucy. Seem less performance with great whitewater rafting. Various impressive methods of roping rafts down the largest rapids.spectacular scenery, quolls. Sea eagles, pink robins, frogs, tadpoles, cave spiders, flocks of cormorants going up river, wattle, Waratah in flower, Huon and King Billy pines,leatherwood. good weather good river levels , great food and company and good yacht cruise downGordon river and Macquarie harbour to Strahan. It’s all good. Thanks WbyN. And other paddlers.
Written 22 November 2023
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Jamie P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I joined a 7 day Franklin River rafting trip led by Klaudia and Jed. I had long wanted to experience this iconic river and had a fantastic trip. The Water by Nature team kept we novices safe in this wild country, and provided excellent fresh food and company. Highlights for me included amazing river scenery, a quoll in camp, ancient rainforest trees, and beautiful reflections on the water with morning mist. An experience of a lifetime!
Written 20 November 2023
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Suzi C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I’ve dreamed of visiting the Franklin River most of my life, first hearing about it when I was a young activist in the 80’s. It caught my attention and imagination back then. The trip surpassed all my expectations. Paddling for days over 100kms down the river, having the opportunity to truly take in the pristine wilderness. The pace varies from heart racing rapids to gentle flowing and meandering river. Time to truly take the wonder of it all in. The rapids are exhilarating.
The guides are amazing, Klaudia and Jed led our motley crew - an electrician, lawyer, nurse, health and safety manager, radiologist and medieval historian. How the guides manage to not only keep us alive in the wilderness, but even fashion us into some kind of functional crew is a marvel in and of itself. We had a lovely group, good humoured, even on the days it was a bit tougher, and wonderful company in camp.
We had perfect water levels thus were spared some of the worst portages, but nothing is ever completely simple on the river and watching the guides skip across slippery rocks to feed a fully loaded raft down a raging river while we clamber to meet them along narrow slick steep paths, was at once terrifying and absolutely thrilling.
The food was a surprise, every day fresh fruit and veggies, cheeses, appeared magically. The meals were delicious, as was the endless stream of teas and coffee when needed. Camping in tents, under the stars some nights and rock ledges others. Watching the river rise after a couple of days of rain and seeing what a mighty roaring force she becomes. I will never forget this experience and am deeply grateful to have had it and to Brett, Klaudia and Jed.
Written 30 October 2023
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