20 October, 2021

Six easy Tassie adventures

From kayaking around Hobart to hot hair ballooning above Tassie’s north coast, discover these six, easy to tackle adventures that are perfect for everyone.

Feel the need for speed, but haven’t got the courage for extreme adventure? Then try these six laid-back Tassie adventures that are easy, accessible and fun for everyone. Bring the kids along: all of these activities are kids friendly!

Eagle Hang Gliding - Tahune Adventures. Photo: Tahune Adventures Tasmania.

1. Fly high on a hang glider

Feel the fresh breeze as you sit in the supportive harness of Tahune Adventures' Eagle Hang Glider and fly over the Huon River! After a staff member safely straps you in, the cable-controlled solo glider is gently hauled backwards, across the Huon River and up into towering trees. Then it’s go time, as you whizz back across the river, enjoying panoramic wilderness views, before a soft landing.

This experience is great for all the thrill seekers, even those with mobility difficulties – the team are happy to help.

Roaring 40s Kayaking - Hobart City Paddle. Photo: Win Yin Ng.

2. Kayak around the capital

No need to look for dangerous rapids to get into kayaking. Roaring 40s Kayaking offers a delightful guided urban paddle through Hobart that will have you glide past beautiful sailing ships, prestigious homes along the waterfront and iconic sights. You’ll even enjoy fresh fish ‘n’ chips straight from your kayak while soaking up spectacular views over Hobart’s iconic Constitution Dock.

No previous experience is required for this 2.5 hour Hobart City tour, and kids as young as seven are welcome. Feeling more adventurous? Check out their day tour of Hobart’s Cliffs, Caves and Beaches or the Tasman Peninsula.

Hot air ballooning. Photo: : Hot Air Balloon Tasmania.

3. Soar high in a hot air balloon

Witnessing the sun rising from a hot air balloon floating high in the sky is one of those experiences you’ll never forget. Tasmania, with its spectacular landscapes, rugged scenery and picturesque coastline is the ideal place for it.

Get ready to wake up nice and early to soar high above the north of the island with Hot Air Balloon Tasmania. This extraordinary adventure includes breakfast and photos, as well as epic bird’s-eye views of the island’s north-east. There’s even an engagement package available for those looking for extra romance!

Huon River Jet Boats. Photo: Tourism Tasmania & Nick Osborne.

4. Roar along a river

Australia’s only white-water rapids jet-boat ride is just a half-hour drive from Hobart, so make sure you give this exciting adventure a go next time you are in town.

Sit back on a powerful jet boat and let the experienced team behind Huon Jet take you on an exhilarating ride along the Huon River. Speed along the river’s waters, weaving in and out of the forest canopy and bouncing over rapids, with some 360-degree spins thrown in for kicks. The 35-minute journey also includes quiet moments, when your skipper slows down to point out amazing wildlife and wild vistas.

Horse-riding on Bakers Beach, Narawntapu National Park. Photo: Tourism Tasmania & Brian Dullaghan.

5. Go horseback riding

Embrace Tassie’s natural beauty by horseback with Cradle Country Adventures. Offering part-day guided horse-riding experiences in three of Tassie’s most iconic destinations with no experience needed, this is the perfect opportunity to test your riding skills or learn the basics – surrounded by Tassie’s scenery.

Everything you need, from helmet to boots, is included. All you need to do is pick your ride: choose from two or three hour packages (or even two to five days if you are up for the challenge) through eucalypt forests, rivers and scenic farmland around Cradle Mountain, or along the enchanting Bakers Beach in Narawntapu National Park.

Huon Pine Walk. Photo: Stu Gibson

6. Explore the rainforest in comfort

Get up close and personal with Tasmania’s north-western wilderness without breaking a sweat with Magnet Tarkine Tours. You and two fellow passengers will experience an exciting yet very comfortable two-hour adventure through the Tarkine rainforest onboard a four-seater UTV (utility task vehicle).

Strap in on the compact Teryx4 and enjoy the ride, letting this small but powerful green car tackle tracks threading through remote Tarkine rainforest, all the way to the abandoned mining town of Magnet.


Want to experience a full week of thrills? Check out our five-day Thrill Seeker road trip itinerary and embrace the adventure.


Information included in this blog is correct at the time of publishing. Please contact individual operators for further information.

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