Tassie Bound Adventure Tours
Curating with nature since 2011, Tassie Bound Adventure Tours offer multi-award winning kayak trips uncovering secrets only locals know exist and adventures worthy of sharing.
Whether you choose to Paddle with the Platypus, challenge yourself on the River Derwent Rapids or explore the rugged and untamed beauty of Lake Pedder we guarantee you will have an unforgettable and unique Tasmanian adventure experience.
Tour pick - up points are located within an hour's drive from Hobart and each trip includes premium kayak and safety equipment, opportunities to view Tasmanian wildlife in their natural habitat, complimentary photos and a chef-prepared delicious morning tea and lunch. No previous kayak experience is required to participate, just arrive at the pre-arranged departure point and we take care of the rest!
Tassie Bound Adventure Tours is a true example of sustainable tourism and is firmly committed to being a force for good. When you book a trip you can feel confident your purchase will have a positive & lasting impact on local communities with very little impact as possible on native wildlife and our precious environment.
The Tassie Bound team look forward to sharing their wild Tasmanian backyard with you!
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- River Derwent 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. An adventure that 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 mid- September to mid-May. Travel downstream by kayak through active platypus feeding pools along the picturesque River Derwent in the heart of Tasmania's Derwent Valley. Retrace the platypus's 100 million year evolution, learn why & how they thrive on a 'secret' stretch of the River Derwent and watch them transform from shy to playful in their wild Tasmanian habitat. Assisted by soft currents of the River Derwent from Gretna to Bushy Park, enter through private farmlands and pause en route to enjoy a locally prepared tasting platter showcasing award-winning and often hand-picked fresh produce in the evenings. A perfect adventure for first-time paddlers, families and platypus enthusiasts looking for a VIP backstage pass to the Derwent Valley region. No prior kayak experience necessary to participate and suitable for children 5 & up who can swim. Both single and tandem kayaks are available.
Join us on our multi-award winning Lake Pedder Kayak Adventure. Be immersed in Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage Listed Tasmanian Wilderness, explore Lake Pedder’s amber waters, secret remote white quartzite beaches while untangling the region's fascinating history with a local guide. 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 chef-prepared morning tea, lunch and refreshments with local and in season and world famous Tasmanian produce. Participants can also swim on a remote white quartzite beach in the warmer months.