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5 Days$USD

Activities
  • 4 days kayaking
Accommodation
  • 4 nights lodge accommodation
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts
4
Introductory to Moderate

Traveller Rating

 

 
 

Trip highlights


  • Kayak from tranquil, sheltered bays to towering cliffs exposed to the Southern Ocean
  • Enjoying the delicious local food and wine
  • Wildlife spotting and the chance to see Australian fur seals, dolphins and fairy penguins

Why Book With Us

  • Kayaks and all safety gear provided
  • All transport and private transfers between Hobart and the Three Capes
  • Over 30 years experience operating sea kayaking

The Tasman Peninsula, located in south-east Tasmania, is surrounded by the Tasman Sea to the south and east, Storm Bay to the west and to the north by Norfolk Bay. The coastline, largely covered by national park, is made up of spectacular dolerite cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches and sheltered bays, making it an ideal paddling destination. We’ll encounter an abundance of flora and fauna, both on the water and on short but spectacular hikes. The Peninsula is home to a wide range of land and marine animals, including Australian fur seals, penguins, dolphins and migrating whales. It's also home to the endangered swift parrot and many forest-dwelling birds. Endangered wedge-tailed eagles and sea eagles can also be seen overhead. Our base is a beachside private lodge built for peace, privacy and comfort. Join us on a Tassie escape with four wonderful days exploring the diversity of the Peninsula’s natural landscapes.

Trip Code: TCK

Make your own way to our group hotel in Hobart. Check in is from 3pm. Enjoy staying in the centre of Hobart with galleries, cafes, restaurants and wine bars at your doorstep. For some fresh air head up to Kunanyi/Mount Wellington for spectacular vistas over Greater Hobart, Bruny Island and down towards the South West Wilderness area.

Meals:  Nil

We start the day with an early morning pick up from the group hotel for the two hour drive to Stewarts Bay Coastal Reserve. Prior to launching, your guides will run through a full kayak safety briefing before a short paddle to the Port Arthur historic site where we experience a very scenic and unique view of from our kayaks. Continuing our paddles south, we pass dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches before finishing at Safety Cove. We meet our vehicle and transfer to the group accommodation, our base for the next three nights. For dinner, your guides will prepare a gourmet meal with a focus on local produce. Paddling time today is approximately three to four hours with regular breaks.

Meals:  B,L,D

After a hearty breakfast prepared by your guides, we drive a short distance to Fortescue Bay, located in the heart of the Tasman National Park. This morning’s paddle is towards Cape Huoy, one of the highlights of the Three Capes Track. If the weather allows, we can make our way to the base of the Candle Stick, a mecca for rock climbers from around the world and conveniently located beside a seal haul-out. We will pause here while Australian fur seals play in the water around us. Depending on sea conditions, we can paddle underneath the candlestick to the open sea beyond. Returning to the shelter of the bay we’ll explore hidden coves and enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to our accommodation, perhaps even pausing for a quick swim on the way. Paddling time is approximately 4 hours with regular breaks.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we drive to Lime Bay Coastal Reserve for the day's kayak exploration. We break up the paddling and stop to stretch our legs at convict coal mines historical site. Continuing north, we paddle past delicate sandstone cliffs and sandy beaches, spotting stingrays and sea eagles before finishing at Lime Bay. We meet our vehicle and transfer to our accommodation. Paddling time is approximately four hours with regular breaks.

Meals:  B,L,D

Our final day on the Tasman Peninsula. This morning, we launch the kayaks from the shelter of Pirates Bay and experience true ocean kayaking as we paddle south past the Tasman Arch and Blowhole. Towering sea cliffs, deep sea caves and abundant marine life are highlights of today’s paddle. Lunch is enjoyed back at Pirates Bay where we stretch our legs with a short walk prior to transferring back to Hobart. We end the trip with a drop off at your Hobart accommodation between 5-5.30pm. Paddling time today is approximately three to four hours.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Professional kayaking guides
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • A glass of wine/beer/cider with dinners
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in our lodge accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, 1 night of accommodation in Hobart on a twin share basis
  • Return transfers between Hobart city and the Tasman Peninsula
  • Double expedition kayaks, paddles, pfd, spray skirts
  • Half day Sea-kayaking activity
  • One 20L dry bag, a paddling cag (waterproof jacket), and pogies (paddling mittens)
  • Emergency communications and group first-aid kit

  • Travel to and from Hobart
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature: additional alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser

Accommodation


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Notes

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Surcharge
DN1
2 single supplements available per departure date.
DN2
In addition to the World Expeditions deposit, you will also be required to pay an additional deposit of AUD$400 (paid in your local currency at the current rate of exchange).

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Options & Supplements*
  • Single Supplement 24/25 SeasonUSD$340
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Three Capes Kayak trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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