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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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Timeline of the Franklin Dam Controversy

Iconic Rock Island Bend, Photo by Wolfgang Glowacki

>> 1978; the Tasmanian Hydro Electric Commission (HEC) announce their intention to harness the Franklin River for hydroelectricity, proposing  two dam sites, the Gordon below Franklin Dam (105m high) a few km below the Franklin Gordon confluence and Dam #2 at the end of the Mount McCall Track. >> one of most significant successful environmental…

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The Australian April 2013, ‘Go with the flow along the Franklin River’ by Graham Lloyd

Shower Cliff cavern

Environment editor Graham Lloyd together with photographer Vanessa Hunter find what was saved by the historic protests 30 years ago along Tasmania’s Franklin River.

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