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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

Reviewed 10 April 2024
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
Peter K
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Reviewed 10 April 2024

A brilliant 8 days in on a truly remote and wild river. Exciting, arduous and hilarious, with a lovely mixed bunch of new friends. Our guides’ deep knowledge of the Franklin and their amazing river skills made sure safety was number 1. Pretty much gourmet food was a close second!! 8 days of cloudy drizzle and rain in no way dampened an awesome trip.

If you’ve ever thought about rafting the Franklin, and you’re moderately fit, prepared to do some hard yards with good humour, then do yourself a favour - just do it!

Date of experience: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

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.

Date of experience: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

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!

Date of experience: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

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

Date of experience: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

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.

Date of experience: November 2023
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