Tassie Bound Adventure Tours
Tassie Bound Adventure Tours is located within a short drive from Hobart. We are an owner-operator, multi award-winning, Tasmanian kayaking company, offering transformative half and full day adventure experiences within the Derwent Valley. Husband and wife team, Fiona and Liam Weaver, have been curating with nature since 2011, providing trips which uncover secrets only locals know exist and adventures worth sharing.
Whether you're an experienced kayaker looking for a new exciting adventure or a family who is not sure what sit-on-top kayaking is all about, we promise that you will find lots to interest you. All tours include kayak and safety equipment, opportunities to view Tasmanian wildlife in their natural habitats and a delicious morning tea and lunch.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Derwent River Rapid Tour
- Paddle with the Platypus Adventure
- Lake Pedder Kayak Tour
The River Derwent Rapid kayaking tour is a multi award-winning adventure experience located within an hour’s drive from Hobart’s CBD. This half-day adventure can be best described as receiving a VIP backstage pass to our local region; combining breathtaking Tasmanian scenery, local guides, world-class produce with a little excitement! Commencing at the historic Hawthorn Lodge in Bushy Park the trip begins with a short scenic drive through the Upper Derwent Valley, offering views of Mount Field National Park, surrounding lush farmlands and iconic hop fields. Paddle downstream on the mighty River Derwent, take in sweeping views of the iconic Wellington Range, pass under historic railway bridges and perhaps even see a platypus, an active sea eagle breeding area or some acrobatic trout before stopping for a fresh gourmet riverside lunch by a local waterfall. This half day adventure has it all; a relaxing start to build confidence, epic lunch spot, supportive & informative local guides and finishes with a few Grade 2 rapids which will get your adrenaline running. Includes morning tea and lunch prepared by a fully qualified chef, picked full of world-famous Tasmanian seasonal produce. All participants must be able to swim to participate.
The Paddle with the Platypus experience operates every evening from October to April and additional morning paddles departing November to March. This adventure offers guests the opportunity to spend a few hours slowing down and spotting platypus from the seat of a kayak while learning about their very secretive lives from a local guide. This kayak adventure offers visitors to the area the best chance of viewing a platypus WILD and thriving in their own natural habitat. Passing through popular natural platypus feeding pools, assisted by soft gentle currents of the River Derwent from Gretna to Bushy Park, guests pause en route to enjoy a locally prepared tasting platter showcasing award-wining and often hand-picked fresh produce in the evenings or a freshly baked morning tea if joining for the morning departure. This is the perfect adventure for first-time paddlers, families and platypus enthusiasts looking for a VIP backstage pass to the Derwent Valley region.
Our Lake Pedder Kayak Adventure can be best described as purchasing a VIP backstage pass to our local region. This is a must do day trip which combines breathtaking Tasmanian scenery, local guides, world-class produce with jaw-dropping mountain views. Be immersed in Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage Listed Wilderness. Explore Lake Pedder’s amber waters, secret quartzite beaches, the history of the region and sight some of Tasmania’s unique flora & fauna. The Lake Pedder Kayak Tour is perfect for the first-timers as well as families and guests wanting to explore our spectacular Tasmanian wilderness. Tour includes morning tea, lunch and refreshments prepared by local and in season and world famous Tasmanian Produce. Participants can also swim on a remote white quartzite beach in the warmer months.