Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state of Australia located 240 km south of the mainland and separated by Bass Strait. With an area of 68,401 square km, Tasmania is the 26th largest island in the world. Protected National Parks and World Heritage Sites cover almost half of the land area. Known as the "natural state", Tasmania is an ideal destination for hikers and paddlers. Tassie's windswept coastline is dominated by towering dolerite cliffs interspersed with hidden sea caves, sea kelp forests, secluded coves, sheltered lagoons, and beautiful long sandy beaches.

The Bruny Island 4-Day Paddle and the more challenging 4-day Three Capes Paddle feature these highlights and more! Consider joining both trips with a night in Hobart city in between.

Our 4-day Tasmania lodge-based trips are ideal paddling destinations offering a healthy balance between physical activity, stunning coastal scenery and a few home comforts at the end of the day. Bruny Island is a 362-square-kilometre island separated from the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia by the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

With a permanent population of only a few hundred residents, Bruny Island has a charm all its own. Bruny Island is also home to fur seals, fairy penguins, albatross, wedge tailed eagles and white wallabies. As well as unique wildlife, Bruny Island boasts spectacular views of windswept coastlines, towering dolerite cliffs, rugged sea caves, secluded coves, sheltered lagoons, sea kelp forests and long sandy beaches. Rolling hills interspersed with eucalyptus forests complete the picture of enchanting Bruny Island. Evenings are spent in cozy Bruny Island Lodge sampling fresh oysters, handmade cheeses, a glass of wine and other local delicacies.

  • Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
  • 4-day Package, 4 days Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • 3 Nights' Lodge Accommodation
  • Grade: Easy to moderate

Lodge-Based Kayak Adventure

The Tasman Peninsula is located in south-east Tasmania, Australia roughly 75 km south-east of Hobart, and is connected to the Forestier Peninsula, via an isthmus called Eaglehawk Neck. The Tasman Peninsula is surrounded by water; to the north by Norfolk Bay, to the northwest by Frederick Henry Bay, to the west and south by Storm Bay, and to the east by the Tasman Sea.

Paddlers are mesmerised by the spectacular dolerite cliffs, unique rock formations, blowholes, kelp forests and hidden sea caves. The famous Three Capes walk affords fantastic views of sea arches, sheltered bays and beautiful sandy beaches. Tasman National Park has a myriad of flora (the rare Cape Pillar sheoak) and fauna (Australian furs seals, penguins, dolphins and migrating whales). Other attractions are the World Heritage Port Arthur Historic Site (penal settlement) and Coal Mines Historic Site (convict operated coal mine).

After a day of paddling and hiking, enjoy a gourmet meal featuring local produce at our exclusive waterfront base, The Bolthole, Pirates Bay.

  • Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
  • 4-day Package, 4 days Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • 3 Nights' Lodge Accommodation
  • Grade: Easy to moderate