Roaring 40s Kayaking

Kayaking Hobart, Australia

Tasmania's sea kayaking specialists offering multi-day kayaking expeditions in the Southwest World Heritage Area wilderness and Hobart day tours. All our trips can be altered to meet your needs and range from half day to multiple day expeditions so whether you’ve got a spare day or seven, we’ve got the trip for you! Similarly, whether you’re a beginner kayaker or you’ve been paddling for years, we’ve got all the tips, tricks and lessons to transform you into a confident and happy sea kayaker!

Location by Roaring 40s Kayaking

Packages at this location

7 Day Sea Kayak Expedition Kayaking

On this seven day, wilderness and water expedition expect to be exploring some of Tasmania's most remote landscapes by plane, kayak and on foot. The tour begins with a short scenic flight over Southwest Tasmania impressive coastline or a short flight over the countries most remote beaches (weather dependent). Upon landing at Cambridge Airport we'll take to the waters, paddle down to camp and enjoy dinner where we'll discuss the plan for the next six days. Prepare yourself to soak up the natural beauty of Bathurst Harbour, paddle through Port Davey and set up camp amidst the landscapes finest flora and fauna.

  • All meals and drinks.

  • Sleeping bag and matt.

  • 70-litre duffel bag (for storing your sleeping bag and matt).

  • All kayak and camping gear including dry bags, waterproof paddling jackets, PFD life jackets.

This excursion finds you camping each night amongst the Tasmanian wilderness. We always provide all sleeping equipment including tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats. All you have to do is bring the right clothes to ensure a toasty nights sleep under the stars!

Due to the unique nature of Tasmania's landscape, we can't provide a set itinerary for this trip. When we arrive at the Forest Lagoon Campsite (after a short flight down the coast and a quick paddle to the lagoon) we spend the first day planning how to spend the next six days. Itineraries always change due to weather, experience and conditions but we always aim to fulfil the wishes of our participants. Below is a list of some destinations that might make it onto this seven-day itinerary:

Moulters Inlet and Old River
A quiet bay home to flocks of native birds.

Mt Rugby and North Inlet
North Inlet is the gateway to some of Tasmania's most remote wilderness while the summit provides a challenging hike.

Bathurst Channel and the Narrows
The Bathurst Channel is home to a string of forested, hilly, islands.

Bramble Cove
A sheltered cove offering ample hiking opportunities and a remote beach.

Breaksea Islands
A set of tranquil, rugged, islnads home to secret beaches and thrashing waves.

December 2018 - April 2019.

3 Day Sea Kayaking Exploration Kayaking

This three-day wilderness and water extravaganza will see you flying over southern Tasmania's UNESCO listed heritage area, paddling along remote waterways and camping amidst the rainforest. It's the perfect trip for those with limited time or participants who are new to kayaking! All three days are packed with excitement, and you're bound to enjoy rare experiences including a scenic flight over the coast, camping under the stars and paddling to protected destinations. If you're new to both kayaking and camping, fear not as this tour is a great way to ease into paddle adventures, and our passionate and local guides are there to help you every step of the way!

  • Meals and drinks.

  • 70-litre duffel bag (for storing your sleeping bag and matt.

  • Kayak and camping gear including dry bags, waterproof paddling jackets, PFD life jackets provided by us.

  • Camping accommodation.

  • Scenic flight from Cambridge Airport to Melaleuca.

  • Transport between Hobart City and Cambridge Airport.

Spend two nights camping under the stars amidst the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness. We always provide all sleeping equipment including tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats. All you have to do is bring the right clothes to ensure a toasty nights sleep under the stars!

Due to the unique nature of Tasmania's landscape, we can't provide a set itinerary for this trip. Weather, experience and conditions all affect our plans but we can provide a rough idea of what you might get up to:

Day 1 – Flight
Take a short scenic flight along Tasmania's southern coast or across the nearby mountain ranges as we make our way to the Forest Lagoon campsite at Melaleuca. Once we've arrived (it's just a short paddle from the landing strip) we'll spend the remainder of the day paddling along the shores of Bathurst Harbour, visiting sandy beaches and trekking through pine forest.

Day 2 - Adventure Time
After a hearty breakfast, day two could begin with exploring the harbour further, heading to Mt Rugby or visiting Joe Page Bay. We'll always stop off at secret beaches as we explore the coastline and wind our way down remote rivers. Return to camp in the evening for dinner and wine around the campfire.

Day 3 - Final Day
The final day is spent paddling across the lagoon to Claytons, the former home of fisherman Clyde Clayton. After exploring the remains of his house and gardens we'll hike to the summit of Mt Beattie to enjoy views over the bay. After, head back to camp and pack your bags for the return flight.

November 2018 - April 2019

Hobart City Kayaking

Those who don't have the time to spare an entire day to the water should consider this 2.5-hour kayak excursion around Hobart. The city is nicely nestled between rivers and mountains making it a picturesque destination for a quick paddle! Glide past grand waterfront homes, paddle around Hobart's ancient wooden sailing ships and keep your eyes peeled for Sammy, the resident seal! Make sure you bring your camera (we provide dry bags) to snap the views of the harbour and the local wildlife. This tour is suitable for young children and those without any kayaking experience.

  • Lunch (fish & chips)!

  • Passionate and experienced local guides.

  • Kayak gear including stable double sea kayaks, dry bags, waterproof paddling jackets and PFD life jackets.

No accommodation needed.

There's no strict itinerary in place on this tour but you can expect to be paddling along Hobart's working waterfront, past large houses and along the edge of the cities oldest suburb. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the resident seal, passing pods of dolphins and sea stars which are visible underwater from the kayaks. The tour also includes a quick lunch stop at one of Hobarts floating fish and chip shops, and after all that paddling, you're going to be hungry!

October 2018 - April 2019

6 Days Flinders Island Expedition Kayaking

Spend six days exploring Flinders Island and its dramatic scenery, rolling countryside and imposing mountains. When you're not paddling along the coast, you should be hopping overboard and admiring soft sand beaches. The island is also home to an array of wildlife (including wombats, wallabies and Cape Barren Geese), and very little human activity, so be prepared to soak up the wilderness! This tour is a great way to meet the local islanders, sample the areas finest food and appreciate the Tasmanian landscape in all its glory!

  • All kayak gear including dry bags, waterproof paddling jackets and PFD life jackets.

  • Three meals a day.

  • Beachfront Shack accommodation.

  • Furneaux Museum entry.

  • National Park entry fees.

  • Island transportation.

  • Airport transfers on Flinders Island.

On this six-day excursion, you'll enjoy the luxury of a beachfront shack, just 100 steps from the private beach on Sawyers Bay. All accommodation is double or twin share rooms and features shared facilities.

Due to the unique nature of Tasmania's landscape, and the changing weather conditions, we can't provide a set itinerary for this trip. However, here's a sneak peek at some of the paddle routes we might embark on:

Sawyers Beach
An afternoon paddle from Sawyers Bay Shacks, pass some beautiful beaches and rocky crags.

Killiecranke Bay
Paddle the length of the bay, around rocky headland, stopping at tranquil beaches as you go.

Tanners Bay and Royden Island
Explore the surrounding islnads hoping from cove to cove.

Palana Beach and North East River
Explore WWII relics as you paddle past a former Japanese invasion site. Keep your eyes peeled for native seabirds.

Trousers Point to Lady Barron
Depart from a secluded bay and wind your way down the coast, stopping at hte small town of Lady Barron.

2019 TOUR DATES:

24 February - 2 March
3-8 March
10-15 March
17-22 March
24-29 March
31 March - 5 April

About the location

Accommodation

On all our multi-day excursions you'll find yourself camping amongst the Tasmanian wilderness. We always provide all sleeping equipment including tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats. All you have to do is bring the right clothes to ensure a toasty nights sleep under the stars!

Location

The Roaring 40s Kayaking offices are found in Hobart, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. We’re just a short drive from Hobart International Airport and a stone's throw from the best of the Southwest National Parks rivers, mountains and rainforests. Some of our multi-day excursions include domestic flights, for these, we provide all airport transfers.

Food

On all our multi-day excursions we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside snacks and drinks. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with each meal! If you’ve got any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to cater to these! If you’re booked on our single day trip to Hobart, there’s the opportunity to stop and sample some of the local grub – traditional fish and chips by the sea!

Activities

We provide multi-day sea kayaking adventures.

Amenities

  • Lessons

  • Guides

  • Airport Transfers

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Daytrips

accommodation Overview

Beach Shack

Beds: 2 Room size: Sleeps 2.

Excursions visiting Flinders Island will make use of the beach hut accommodation. Guests will sleep in twin sharing or double room shacks and enjoy shared toilet facilities and direct access on to a private beach. Cost is included in the price.

Camping

Beds: 2 Room size: 2 man tent.

Most of our overnight stays are at the Forest Lagoon Campsite which can be accessed by a short scenic flight into Melaleuca. We provide all camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags and mats. Camping cost is included in the price.