Cradle Mountain Hut Walk, Lake St Clair National Park. Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia

Explore Tasmania - an Adventurer's dream

  • Enjoy a safari where you get to explore the areas between Tasmania’s two major cities - Hobart and Launceston. On Safari you will hike, camp, and canoe your way through Tassie’s national parks. If you’re not up for spending too much time in a tent, there are day tours available.

Bay of Fires walk and safari, Tasmania
Photo: Anson Smart. Tourism Australia

  • Go kayaking in Southwest Tassie. The area is quite remote, and far from Hobart and Launceston, but is worth visiting this beautiful Wilderness World Heritage Area via sea! If you're after a longer adventure, Roaring 40s Kayaking offer 1, 3 or 7 day tours that explore the beautiful sea and waterways.
  • Go river rafting on the Derwent River for the day. If you're after a longer and more serious adventure, try river rafting on the Franklin River where tours can last up to 10 days! The Franklin River is 125km long and abundant with waterfalls, luscious green forest and native wildlife. This adrenalin pumping adventure is suitable for intermediate to advanced levels.
  • Tasmania has some of the best mountain biking tracks in the country and they are found all over the state. We recommend biking in Launceston, as it covers a lot of terrain (and isn’t too remote!). Choose from multiday itineraries depending on how long you want your biking adventure to be. You don’t need to be an expert at it, there are lessons for beginners as well as the full track for the experienced riders.
  • Tahune Airwalk is an incredible 50 minute walk through the southern part of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area and over the Huon River. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and it enables you to get up and close with the wildlife without challenging yourself. Other attractions at Tahune include a glider, swinging bridge, bike track and Segway tours, all of which are very fun!
  • Hike the Walls of Jerusalem  - This 6 day trek takes you through the northern end of the Wilderness World Heritage Area, and over the cliffs known as the Walls of Jerusalem. It is challenging, so it isn’t suitable to those who wince at the thought of a 6-day hike! The tour covers 55 kilometres in small groups with friendly, educated tour guides.
  • Enjoy one of the many Rock Climbing Adventures that cater for beginners through to the professionals. What a better way to experience Tassie's many mountains and cliffs. In addition to spectacular views, you also have the option of rock climbing, abseiling, or both!

Spotted tail quoll - also known as Tasmanian Devil. 
Photo: Rob Burnett. Tourism Australia
  • Get a bird’s eye view from Hollybank Treetop Adventure. This is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. It is a high wire canopy course located just outside of Launceston. The course reaches 30 metres high and the zip lines extend to 400m long, but don’t worry, you will strapped in a safe harness! The course is operational all day and you can choose to try it at night, which is slightly more thrilling than in the daylight!

Cruising and sailing options

  • Cruising Tasmania is a great way to relax and soak up the great outdoors. Choose from a casual afternoon sail or stay on sea for days at a time. Sail past a number of Tassie’s national parks, and keep your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins, seals, albatross and much more wildlife! 
  • Take a Tasman Island cruise from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck in the South East of Tasmania. This coastline is part of the Tasman National Park, and is abundant in beautiful cliffs, caves, rock formations and waterfalls! The cruise is 3 hours long and definitely worth a look.