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Rafting the Franklin River – are we mad?

In the Lost World along the Lower Franklin River

10 days without a shower. 10 days without a toilet (I told you we left nothing behind). 10 days camping and paddling with very few escape routes (in fact only one on day 7). All new to us.

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Afloat On the Franklin: A River Rescued

Rock Island Bend - Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting

Powerful political symbol, demanding physical challenge, a deep well of tranquillity or unsettling Wi-Fi-free wilderness … whatever your view, rafting the Franklin is one of Australia’s great adventures.

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‘And forward…’

Rafting Trojans on the Franklin River

Months before stepping aboard the Soggy McGee we were out for a walk in the wilds of Weetangera with the Atkins, when Paul mentioned he was thinking of rafting the Franklin as part of their upcoming Tasmanian adventure. ‘We’ve always wanted to do that’, fell out of my mouth before I’d thought it through.

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Wild Yoga

Yoga session on the Franklin River, Franklin River Rafting

Water by Nature Tasmania is collaborating with Rebecca of Wild Yoga to create an enhanced wilderness journey. Ten days paddling along the path of the Franklin River through remote wilderness in South West Tasmania.

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3 ways to explore Tasmania’s wilderness

Raft drifting through the Irenabyss on the Franklin River

It is over 30 years since UNESCO bestowed World Heritage Area status on the Tasmanian wilderness, a vast tract of land offering rich rewards for adventure seekers. Here are three memorable ways to experience it.

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Reviews 2016/17 Season

Franklin River at Lower Beach

“The Trip of a Life Time” – The trip was more beautiful, wild, and exquisite than I’d imagined. I fell in love with the Franklin River; it’s so pristine, and there’s no place like it. So glad this wild place is still pure. Brett, Mark, and the other Water By Nature guides are excellent. I felt safe and well cared for. The food was delicious and plentiful. I hope to return. Review by RebWild

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Video Franklin River Rafting Experience

newlands-inflatable kayak-Water by Nature Tasmania-Franklin River Rafting

The video shows some of our favourite footage from 2015/16. As we look forward to getting out on the Franklin River again on October 2. There are still a few places left on this 7 day full river tour and plenty of water on the West coast should ensure easy paddling.

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Tripadvisor reviews 2015/16 season

Rafting Logjam rapid - Water by Nature Tasmania, Franklin River Rafting

This is truly the trip of a lifetime. I don’t think I have ever felt so relaxed. Some serious rapids for adrenalin heads, some awesome scenery for wilderness lovers and some gourmet meals for the foodies. Through in the most competent guides you could ever want, top quality gear and an easy booking/planning website, and you have the complete package. I’ll be doing it again. Review by Roger Sp.

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Winter Solstice Franklin River Rafting Expedition 2016

Whitewater rafting fun at the Corkscrew - Water by Nature Tasmania, Franklin River Rafting

Do you want to escape the winter blues? Looking for an adventure? Experience true wilderness in a unique way? We might have just the thing for you.

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