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Hobart's Cliffs, Caves and Beaches: 7-Hour Kayak Tour

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Take in the beauty of Tasmania’s coastline on a full-day kayaking excursion. You’ll paddle along the Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve at the mouth of the River Derwent, beneath rugged lichen-covered cliffs and past beautiful beaches.


  • Watch for marine life including sea eagles and seals as you paddle along the coast
  • Stop at a sandy beach to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch of fresh Tasmanian products
  • Learn about the local animal and plant life from your guide’s commentary


Paddle your kayak below dramatic sea cliffs and along stunning beaches, all within 20 km of the city of Hobart. Starting out on this 7-hour program you’ll travel by comfortable air-conditioned minivan from Hobart to the launch site at Tinderbox beach. Spend the day exploring the coastline along the Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve, paddling toward the mouth of the historic Derwent River. You’ll pass rugged cliffs and head into sea caves and enjoy views across to Bruny Island. Be on the lookout for marine life: You may see sea eagles, stingrays, seals and even dolphins and whales. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch featuring fresh Tasmanian products on a sandy beach, before continuing past the majestic alum cliffs to the end point, nearly in sight of Hobart city. Your guide will point out places of interest and provide informative commentary about the animal and plant life. This is a full-day paddle and is suitable for beginners and also for children, when accompanied by an adult.


Round-trip transfers from Hobart Lunch and refreshments Stable double-sea kayaks Quality paddling equipment (including waterproof jacket and wetsuit booties) Expert guide
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Important Information

  • Be sure to wear comfortable quick-drying clothing suitable for the weather
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses and a change of clothing for the trip home

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