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30 minute walk in rain forest with lots of mushrooms

The nature trail is a 30 minute walk in the rain forest by the Franklin river and the Surprise... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Fred T
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Reno, Nevada
7 Day Full Franklin Rafting trip

This is a truely amazing experience that I am happy to recommend to anyone wanting a genuinely... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Nickitis
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I whole heartedly recommend rafting down the Franklin River and Water by Nature Tasmania. I am 58 years old and a vegetarian. The food was great and the care of the rafters and attention to safety was clearly paramount to the guides. Its not an easy paddle. You need to be prepared for cold and some hard work but its worth it. The Franklin River is amazing and needs to be experienced first hand. Thanks Brett, Scott and Ross for a life time memory. Blessings Nicholas.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Spent christmas and new year on the beautiful Franklin river on a 10 day white water rafting expedition with Water By Nature. Huge thanks to Matt, Jim, and Abigail for an incredible journey in such stunning World Heritage Wilderness. You need a bit of fitness for this trip as there is some rock scrambling to get around some un-navigable rapids, and abit of fitness to paddle. But every second is enjoyable. There were 14 of us including our 3 guides, and we all just had a wonderful experience together. The food is fantastic, and seems to constantly appear. They take so much pride in their cooking and i honestly can't fault it at all - brilliant meal every night. You sleep under the stars (or under a tarp if rainy) or under rocky overhangs, under beautiful trees. We even had a gorgeous Eastern Quoll walk through our camp one afternoon which was exciting for all of us. We were able to drink the river water which is a novelty - bit stained with tea tree colour, and then other times we would find little water flows of the clearest spring water - just incredible. Walking through the Lost Canyon, tucked away in the wilderness was so special - walking up narrow waterfalls surrounded by glowing green moss and fern..wow! I have travelled to many beautiful parts of Australia, but i have to say this is up there with the best of them.
I feel privileged to have experienced this part of the world and so happy to have shared it with some amazing fellow adventurers. Thanks to Water by Nature for an unforgettable journey

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Our family of 4 (with boys aged 11 & 13 years) have just spent an incredible journey of a lifetime rafting down the Franklin River with Water by Nature. We have been lucky enough to have had many adventures travelling around the world but this was truly an epic foray into the wilderness. Our trip was filled with beauty, wildlife, excitement and challenges. We left feeling that we were truly some of the few who have had such a unique experience in this magical wilderness.

Our incredible experience was primarily due to the amazing guides, Jim & Scotty. Their skill, professionalism, knowledge, humour and patience meant our experience of the river and its wilderness was one we will treasure. Our boys were enthusiastic and committed to the adventure and the guides rewarded them by feeding their curiosity with fascinating stories, including them in the day-to-day activities by teaching them practical guiding skills, and entertaining them with back flips and jokes when the physical going was pushing us all to our limits.

The wild camping under rock overhangs & under the stars, sidetrips through caves and waterfalls, and the amazing spread of food meant each day was its own special adventure. The excitement of navigating the continually changing river itself with its rapids, obstructions, portages and lining the rafts through technically challenging sections meant our 8 days flew by.

If you're thinking of doing this trip, do it! And definitely do the whole Franklin not just the Lower Franklin... you'll be missing the essence of the adventure.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Adventuretime R
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Just returned from 8 unreal days rafting the Franklin river with 'Water by Nature' tour company, 31st Dec-7th Jan. I was blown away with the raw beauty of this place and I've come home filled with many forever memories! Every day was spectacularly different, with many fun side trips exploring up waterfalls, caves and canyons, as well as rolling down lots of epic rapids and scrambling over rocks and climbing up over rich mossy tracks.

Hat's off to our legendary guides from Water by Nature, Scotty and Angi, who worked tirelessly everyday to make sure we were happy, comfortable, safe, and always well fed, on and off the water. They were very reassuring on the water with their experience and skills and safety was always a strong area of focus. They both made it such a memorable trip for us all and we really appreciate their endless energy, fun banter and laughs.

It was years of talking and dreaming about the Franklin before we actually got our acts together and booked this trip – I can definitely say that every cent was worth it and more. Water by Nature are giving us a chance to raft down one of the last truly wild rivers in the world and to be able to experience this with my mates was absolutely MAD.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Just back from an epic 110 km rafting expedition with Water by Nature down the Franklin River. A friend had done the trip a year ago and I had done some river kayaking in Scotland - but still I wasn't certain what to expect. The trip was beyond my imagination. Paddling through easy and more difficult rapids, alongside undertaking some exciting portages, was accompanied by breathtaking temperate rainforest and the occasional white tailed sea eagle. Another group on the river with us even saw two duck-billed platypi! The campsites were spectacular - we were lucky enough to sleep on beaches under the stars, in caves and under tarps in some very wet rainforest! The food was always impressive (the most important part being the 'cheese bag'), they catered for gluten and lactose intolerance with ease and most importantly there were always snacks on hand for when a bit of extra energy was required. What really made the trip for me, however, was the guides. We had Eric and Angelo guiding us, and their knowledge, patience and energy was astounding. I'm sad to be back home but already planning my next trip with them...

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kazaalexander
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