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An awesome experience

A brilliant 8 days in on a truly remote and wild river. Exciting, arduous and hilarious, with a... read more

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Jane B
Fantastic wilderness river

Had a really great trip down the river with Water By Nature. It is an amazing wilderness river and... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2022

Turns out I really like rafting and rapids. I was so well looked after that even though I was a real nervous Nelly, by the end I was asking for more rapids. The scenery is wonderful and being in that remote setting for 10 days is such a special experience, I can't recommend it enough. I won't go into details of all the special bits and pieces, you can find that out for yourself.

The food is great too. Brett turned out a three course meal that most people couldn't manage in a fully equipped kitchen, catering for a range of preferences at the same time.

Like all things that are worth doing it is tough but the rewards are equal to it and you will be well looked after and guided along the way. Just book it, you won't regret it.

Date of experience: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022

An absolutely epic rafting trip down the Franklin River....what an adventure!!!
The Tasmanian wilderness was sensational! Brett's knowledge of the River was amazing as was his cooking - garlic prawns, a Mexican fiesta and butterflied lamb were a few stand out meals. Issey and Andy were also ripper guides - fun and always sharing their rafting knowledge with enthusiasm.
At times a physically and emotionally challenging 7 day trip - but one I'll remember for a lifetime. Definitely bucket list stuff. Just do it!!

Date of experience: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022

Spending 9 days, off grid white water rafting 100+kms led by Brett and his team at Water by Nature Tasmania with a terrific bunch of people, immersed in the most stunning and spectacular wilderness. The utter splendour of Franklin, the iconic river with an incredible history that is wedged in the hearts of many Australians, was unforgettable.

Water by Nature Tasmania brought together a unique combination of professional and multi skilled guides with more than 3 decades of experience on the river, deeply knowledgeable, passionate about nature and committed to zero footprint, safety and our welfare first and were considered and thoughtful in attending to each of our sometimes quirky needs. This trip is demanding, in a good way. You have to be all in. And I was rewarded. Not only a trip of a lifetime, that I’ve dreamt about doing for years, but this is the gift that keeps giving and the jewel in the crown. So many wonderful memories; the vistas, the excitement of barrelling down the rapids, the grunt of portaging heavy rafts over slippery rocks, at times feeling out of my depth to basking lazily in the sun and enjoying the stunning scenery, sampling exquisite 5 star culinary delights, produce that has been locally sourced, all curated to the needs of the clients dietary requirements…quail, exotic curries, roast meats, scallops, prawns, fresh salads and veggies the whole trip through, and light and fluffy sponges right up to the end. Quite literally unbelievable. Eating and sleeping under the stars, swimming in the pristine river, capturing glimpses of sea birds, jumping trout, being with a terrific bunch of people, sharing the personal stories, working together as a team. Lots of fun.

A special thanks to Brett and his team at Water by Nature Tasmania, from the careful and detailed pre-trip planning, including spending all the time required to talk through what to expect and how to best prepare for the trip, to dropping off the gear before the trip, to taking the time and making the effort to ensure people were enjoying their trip and in good spirits, even going to special effort to walk up a mountain to get a mobile signal so that an ATAR score could be retrieved for a client’s son, to at the end of the trip and with the drama of a bus breakdown that jeopardised things, somehow (magically) arranged a private driver to collect my partner and I in the middle of Tasmania, miles from Hobart and get us to our connecting flight home. And all of this in the tricky, unpredictable and ever evolving Covid settings. Incredible. I need this trip every year.

Date of experience: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022

Sensational trip! Every single centimetre of the 120km journey with Water by Nature was water and nature immersion at its absolute best. Wild and adventurous, but safe and comfortable, fun and games, but relaxing and chilled. An incredible experience down this stunning, majestic, remote river made possible for us by this company and their experienced and beautiful guides who packed us full of fun and food and all the features of the Franklin. And thank you to all those who showed such determination and strength and passion to keep it wild and free that we might enjoy it.

Date of experience: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2021

As a Tasmanian, I never really appreciated the significance of our remote wilderness. The Franklin River was absolutely enchanting.
Our guides worked their guts out to look after our welfare and feed us like royalty.

Anyone who calls Tassie home must do this trip at least once!

Date of experience: December 2021
Thank Richard P
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