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“Fantastic experience!”

Franklin River Nature Trail
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
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“Fantastic experience!”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We did the 5 day rafting trip down the Franklin River with Water by Nature leaving Hobart on 1 Janaury 2014. Unseasonally the weather turned cold and conditions were more like what would be experienced in October, however, we had come prepared with all the right gear. It is an awesome experience which is very physical, challenging, exilarating, scary at times and provides much adrenalin. Our guides Robin and Morgan where extremely experienced and knew every twist and turn the river took. We were also given local knowledge and history about the wilderness, the Franklin and the Gordon Rivers. We experienced a rapidly rising river as we had rain overnight during out stay. This made for good rafting conditions but poor overnight conditions, however, manage we did. The overnight camping on the side of the river is an amazing experience. The first night we stayed on a rock lodge under a rock overhang, the second night on a crushed rock island which jutted into the river where we experienced a wild and woolly night and the third night we stayed at the very beautiful St Johns Falls. On the final morning we were met by the yacht Stormbreaker which sailed us down the Gordon River into Macquarie Harbour and back to Strachan. All meals were provided on the trip and were excellent, tasty, nutricous and varied. All the gear is provided but take plenty of thermals, a warm sleeping bag and warm clothing for night time. It was definitely a wow experience!

Visited January 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Franklin River Rafting”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

My partner and I started 2014 with Franklin River Rafting on their epic 10day white water rafting trip.
Firstly Franzi and Elias(our guides and the owners of Franklin River rafting) are the two of the most easy going, inspiring , professional people I have ever met and we are so incredibly privileged to have spent time with them along with the amazing friendship we formed with our fellow rafters.

This trip was recommended to us from friends who did the 7 day trip and they said it was an absolute must and there only regret was that they did not do the extra 3 days and do the full 10 day trip.

The river is spectacular and rich with history which our guides are only to happy talk about. The water is so clean you can drink it straight from the river and the scenery leaves you not knowing where to point the camera.

The Rapids are so much fun, as is sitting in the camp of a night swapping stories and eating amazing food (you eat very, very well)
Being able to leave the rat race behind and be totally engrossed in nature is so refreshing!!

There is absolutely nothing I can fault on this trip (being 100% truth full) having been all over the world this was the best value for money trip I have ever done. And if you’re contemplating doing this trip, please, please give Franklin River rafting a call because I assure you will not be disappointed.


Matt

Visited January 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Franklin River Rafting”
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

A 10 day trip rafting down the Franklin River, including a side hike up Frenchmans Cap. One of the best holidays I've been on! Expertly guided by Franklin River Rafting, we travelled down the stunning Franklin River, camping on the river bank as we went. The guides cooked delicious food every night and looked after us extremely well during the day. We rafted some pretty big rapids but never felt unsafe. The equipment used by FRR is the best on the market. You have to enjoy camping to do this kind of trip, but if you do, you will love it!

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Esperance, Australia
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“Water by Nature”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

My wife and I are not young people and have never slept in caves with glow worms, under the stars or under rock overhangs. The idea was to voluntarily take ourselves out of our comfort zone and enjoy ourselves.
This was truly an experience of a life-time which has enriched our lives and make us realise how precious the beauty of the Franklin River is.
Being with Brett and Klaudia was fantastic and we felt priviledged that albeit a commercial venture were generous enough to share their worlld with us,
It was tough going, but it builds character and it is and experience that we will be able to tell our friends and family about for years to come.

Visited November 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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“wild bliss on the Franklin.”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

whoah, wow, its been a little while now since i went down "the Ditch" (lol) with water by nature and i'm still revelling in delightful flashbacks of ancient greens, rush and bubble and tumble and wild escape. A 7 day escape was a perfect length of trip, long enough to truly feel like i had been somewhere, gone somewhere. Very satisfying. Brett and Claudia were reassuring, and entertaining guides. Good fun, good food,good banter, a memorable journey on an amazing river. totally recommended. many thanks!

Visited November 2013
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