Kayaking in Tasmania
With kilometres of unspoiled coastlines and waterways and over 300 offshore islands, you're never far from a great kayaking experience in Tasmania.
Whether white water kayaking, flat water kayaking or ocean kayaking, there are plenty of tour and independent options around our island state.
You can slip a sea kayak into the waters of Hobart just minutes from the city centre or paddle into Tasmania's Western Wilderness near Strahan.
The calm and beautiful east coast is also a popular kayaking destination with guided tours around the Freycinet Peninsula, home to an abundance of sea and bird life.
South of Hobart, more guided journeys can be enjoyed on the waters off the Tasman Peninsula, D'Entrecasteux Channel and Bruny Island, all with stunning views and sea life encounters.
For a longer journey, take a guided kayak expedition to Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey in the remote Southwest National Park.
Then there's Tasmania's vast river network, offering everything from white water thrills to calm, peaceful rides.
Hire a kayak or choose from a great selection of guided tours, including easy city-side journeys on Launceston's North Esk River and Hobart's River Derwent, or further afield on the upper reaches of the River Derwent or the Huon River in Tasmania's south.
Wherever you paddle in Tasmania, expect to be amazed by the beauty and invigorated by the journey.