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Franklin River

Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 256 Attractions in Tasmania
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: White-water rafting
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: White-water rafting
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I rafted the Franklin River in March 2013 with Water by Nature. Our guides were Brett and Klaudia who were fantastic in all respects.They were knowledgeable, cautious but optimistic, and very patient. I grew up in Tassie and knew about the demise of Lake Pedder. The Franklin Dam Blockade in 1983 had been a formative part of my life. To... More 

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Brett from Water By Nature leads an extremely safe and knowledgable trip on the mighty Franklin River which is to be expected I guess, seeing he's rafted it over 200 times (I have heard him called the Godfather of the river although this quietly spoken, gentle man, probably wouldn't like this title). If you like a challenge - and you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

If you want to do a rafting trip then the iconic Franklin River is a must. If you want to do it well then you absolutely must do it with Franklin River Rafting. Some mates and I, along with others, spent late Feb 2013 rafting the Franklin with Elias and Franzi of Franklin River Rafting and it was simply awesome!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

In the last 10 days of Feb this year 4 friends and I were guided down the serene franklin river in tasmania by the very cool, calm, collected and very organised couple "Elias & Franzi" of "Franklin river rafting Co". Even though the water level of the river was mighty low it was a great trip due to the guiding... More 

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Kaniva, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Have just spent an amazing ten days with Elias and Franzi, owner-operators of Franklin River Rafting. Franzi and Elias have guided rafting trips down the Franklin for more than 14 years between them, and they have a passion for this river that is evident in all they do. Last year they started up their own business, drawing on their extensive... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I just completed the 10 Day Expedition with Elias and Franzi ( our Guides and Hosts) from Franklin River Rafting. Wow what an excellent experience. The Franklin was at it's best with it's modest flows testing our team work with challenging rapids and portages. Elias and Franzi took it all in their stride with great organisation and a professional common-sense... More 

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Devonport, Australia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I joined 9 other clients for an adventure expedition rafting down the Franklin. A true wild river in the beautiful and remote Tasmanian wilderness. We did the 7 day full river trip with medium water flows in mid Jan 2013 with fantastic weather. The keen members climbed Frenchman’s Cap with 360 degree awesome views. The rafting equipment was excellent and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I did the 10 day version of the full river trip which Roger A did, leaving Hobart at the same time as Roger with Water by Nature (Brett Fernon). Our guides, Morgen and Alayne, couldn't have been more professional, friendly, judicious and helpful. Difficult portages were managed with skill and care. Both guides had a excellent knowledge of the river... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A great trip to get away from the rat race, the heat and Xmas. A beautiful isolated location with all the benefits of fully catered and well managed camping without the hiking. Rafting was the perfect mix of exciting rapids and peaceful drifting through placid stretches where wildlife abounds -platypus, wedgetail and sea eagles, black swans and loads of cormorants.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Two mates and myself did the 7 day Express (full river) Franklin River rafting trip with 'Water by Nature' from December 27-Jan 2 (2013). Brett, the eclectic lead guide and expert/imaginative chef, knows the river intimately. While his crew communication skills are occasionally a bit lacking he sub-consciously knows the best lines through a rapid and is conservative in his... More 

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