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“8 day trip with family and friends. ”

Franklin River Nature Trail
Ranked #103 of 781 things to do in Tasmania
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

An unforgettable experience made so by the magnificent environment, great company and a first class crew. Klaudia, Adrian and Blake looked after us on and off the river. The food was sensational, fresh and delicious. They even managed to keep our vegans more than happy! Their knowledge and rafting skills were enriching. We learnt much and were able to embrace the pristine wilderness. Long may it remain!

Thank warto1
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We did the 6 nights and 7 days rafting trip with Water by Nature and were dutifully impressed after our initial surprises.....First we had unparalleled good weather the week we went down (thank heavens). On the good side we did not have to sleep or paddle in the rain but on the flip side it meant the water was lower. We ended up having to do a lot of portaging - some which the guides said we would probably have had to do anyways. Brett and Klaudia did there best to help us out in this regard by adding another raft, or 2, and 2 more guides to help us get down the river. Our guides were not only fun but amazing. We had Eric, Blake, Matt and Jody. The food was fresh and very tasty. Those who say you can't take fresh food and cheese on a 7 day rafting trip need to do a trip with Eric. The equipment was in good shape and the service phenomenal both before we went down the river and while we were on the river. And then there was the river itself....it is hard to explain, imagine drinking the same water you are rafting in, sleeping under the stars, on mountain/hillsides and beaches with the glo worms and shooting stars. Rafting down the rapids and climbing over the rocks...... The scenery was great but the experience was even better. Thanks Brett, Klaudia, Eric, Blake, Matt and Jody

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

My husband and I hiked the Annapurna Circuit with Nature Trail in November 2017. We arrived at Nature Train on our first day in Kathmandu and needed a guide the next day (we did our research prior to arriving in Kathmandu and heard Nature Trail had good reviews). Bishnu was very friendly, and organised our 12 day hike and guide with ease. We had an incredible time on our hike thanks to our guide, Sudip. He was very professional and we felt he really cared about us, making sure that we acclimatised well. Sudip took us on the hiking trails rather than the road where possible and always organised the best room at the tea house. Thanks so much Sudip for making our trip a memorable one!

Thank LittleKhaki
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Amazing trip with WBT - after a couple of days we were looking at each other thinking "what have we done"! We were cold, permanently wet and a bit miserable. The weather was pretty horrid and on Day 3 the guides called a rest day to see off the worst of the rain. Things started to warm up, we got better at paddling and more used to sleeping in caves and washing with very cold river water. We grew into the trip and then wished it would never end. The sun shone, the river raged and we whooped with joy on every rapid. Our guides - Blakey and Eric - were simply phenomenal. Amazing paddlers, great fun, excellent man managers. The place is wild but we always felt totally safe. The food was totally mad - fillet steak, sushi, wallaby bolognese, prawns, lamb chops. We carried it all in and left no trace. It's a true wilderness experience - there are very few of these left in the world. Water By Nature open the door to another world. We feel honoured to have entered it for 10 days.

Thank devizes64
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

In December 2016 I spoke with Brett about the possibility of organising a Franklin River rafting trip for 6-10 friends. We spoke a number of times over the next 3 months during which he provided all the information to put together a trip for ten with most of us having no or minimal river experience. We delayed the start of our trip by one day as rain was forecast and river levels at the time were low, meaning more pack hauling. Well the rain came and the river rose. Even tho it rained we stayed warm in our full steamer suits and paddling, paddling, paddling! The river levels rose to give us just the right amount of excitement without having to rope around too many of the bigger rapids. The trip was a total success thanks to the seriously good gear and preparation, generous food provisioning and highly competent guiding. Thank you Brett, Scot and Antoine! We highly recommend Water by Nature to anyone thinking of a trip down the Frankin River.

Thank AndrewBoor
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