Aquatic and Coastal Experiences - Tasmania
Tasmania is an outdoor paradise, making it the spot to go for a coastal hike or to play on the world-class coastal golf courses in the north of the state.
As Australia’s island state, Tasmania has an abundance of fresh seafood, eco cruises that get up close to sea cliffs and migrating whales, premium rafting and canyoning experiences, world class fishing and a maritime culture that provides a strong link to the sea and island waterways.
Drive north along the island’s eastern coastline and find sandy stretches of beach and the luxurious Saffire Freycinet as well as other aquatic plus food and wine experiences.
Two and a half hours drive north of Hobart, Saffire Freycinet has more than amazing views on display. There’s world class dining, a multi-award-winning spa, one of the world’s top ten beaches to explore and a range of signature experiences available.
From St Helens in North East Tasmania to the seaside town of Orford, just north-east of Hobart, Tasmania’s Great Eastern Drive stretches for 176 km (109 miles) and has white-sand beaches, distinctive headlands and one of Australia’s most famous bays which combines with food and wine to create a memorable experience.
Long sections of Tasmania’s shoreline are best seen on foot, and for every stretch of coast there’s an operator providing an experience where the scenery is matched by the local food, wine and private pieces of coastal luxury.
Tasmanian Seafood Seduction
Departing from the Hobart waterfront, the Tasmania Seafood Seduction is a gourmet seafood cruise that travels down the Derwent River to the beautiful sheltered waters of D’entrecasteau Channel that surround Bruny Island. The guide will jump overboard to catch the likes of crayfish, sea urchins and abalone before dropping anchor to prepare and serve a seafood feast accompanied by Tasmanian wines and boutique beers.
Coast Golf Courses
Barnbougle is located in Tasmania's North East, 90 minutes drive from Launceston Airport. The course has two traditional links courses, the Dunes and Lost Farm, both of which have been rated among Australia’s top ten courses. Not far away, King Island offers two coastal courses with stunning scenery and views, Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes.
Southwest Wilderness Camp
Fly with Par Avion into Tasmania’s wilderness and enjoy two nights in a tented camp on the shores of the magnificent Bathurst Harbour, exploring the area on foot and by boat. During the flight, witness the grandeur of this lost world and see some of the icons of Tasmania’s world renowned wilderness such as Federation Peak, The Western Arthur Range, Precipitous Bluff and Tasmania’s rugged South Coast.
Cradle Mountain Canyons
Experience places only accessible by canyoning with half and full day tours at Cradle Mountain offering wilderness, adrenalin and adventure. Launch off waterfalls, abseil down cliffs and shoot through nature’s water-slides or float along seeing the world from the point of view of a platypus.
Great Eastern Drive