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Christmas 7-Day Wilderness on Water Expedition

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COVID-19 CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Kayaking is a low risk outdoor activity with natural social separation and we can't wait to get back on the water. Our Tasmanian expedition sea kayaking tours are scheduled to re-start in December 2020, with additional cleaning and precautions in line with government guidelines. We have also revised our refund policy as outlined below:

  • If any tour is cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions into Tasmania from your home state, we will offer a full refund, including refunding deposits paid for multi-day expeditions. 
  • Full payment for multi-day expeditions is not required until travel restrictions have been lifted and your expedition is confirmed. Once your expedition has been confirmed, full payment is due 60 days prior to the departure date.

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Escape the Christmas and New Year rush

Seven amazing wilderness days with challenges, rewards and remote, dramatic landscapes.

Fly across World Heritage coastlines and mountain ranges to land deep in Southwest Tasmania – explore the wilderness waterways of Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey by sea kayak – paddle through changing landscapes from campsite to campsite – they’re the attractions and challenges of this 7-Day Sea Kayaking Expedition.

Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey, in Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area, offer a combination of sheltered wilderness harbours, rugged ocean coastlines, remote islands and wild rivers. There are no roads and no settlements. Discover spectacular destinations in the best way possible - by water, at paddling pace.

Our guides know this pristine wilderness intimately – all the sheltered bays and open beaches, the peaks and islands, every hidden corner and comfortable campsite. After a spectacular flight to the remote airstrip at Melaleuca your days will be spent exploring one of Tasmania’s most remote and beautiful coastlines, paddling through perfect reflections in the tannin-stained waters, beneath mountains that rise from the shore and stopping in at sandy beaches.

This trip has a flexible itinerary with time for optional short walks or relaxing on the beach. Your nights will be spent in remote and hidden campsites. Every night you will enjoy delicious food with a glass of wine.

Extensive kayaking experience is not necessary, but it is important to have a sound level of fitness, be comfortable with wilderness camping and, most of all, have a sense of adventure.

The adventure begins...

The journey begins at Cambridge Airport near Hobart with a 40-50 minute scenic flight.  Our pilot decides whether to fly along the remote beaches of the South Coast, or over the wild Eastern Arthur Ranges before landing on the gravel strip at Melaleuca.

Our first night is spend here, giving us all time to immerse ourselves in the relaxed pace of the Southwest Tasmanian wilderness. After setting up camp we will provide an orientation of the sea kayaks. There will also be time to explore Melaleuca, including the Deny King Museum, Needwonee Aborignal Interpretative Walk, historic tin mining areas and looking out for the endangered Orange-bellied Parrots who breed here over summer. 

The first evening your guides will, over a convivial glass of wine, discuss itinerary options for the expedition after careful assessment of the weather conditions. 

Trip package includes:

  • Transfers between Hobart and Cambridge Airport
  • Scenic 40-50 minute return flight from Hobart to Melaleuca
  • All meals (with an emphasis on fresh Tasmanian produce) and refreshments, a glass of wine each evening
  • Good quality camping equipment specifically selected for wilderness safety and comfort
  • Two highly-experienced kayaking guides
  • Comfortable and stable double sea kayaks
  • All specialist paddling equipment (good-quality paddle, paddling jacket, spray deck, buoyancy vest, duffle bag, and dry-bags)
  • National park entry fees

What you need to bring

Click on the “Trip Essentials” button at the top right-hand corner of this page for a full equipment list – but basically, you need similar gear to what you would carry on a bushwalking trip. All camping, kayaking and cooking equipment is provided. 

We recommend thermals and fleece clothing as it is light and warm. You will need footwear for kayaking and comfortable shoes for exploring ashore and a change of dry gear for the evening. A waterproof and windproof jacket, sun hat, warm hat and gloves are all essential. You need to be prepared for every kind of weather – it’s part of the special appeal of the region, with changing light, dramatic cloudscapes, brilliant sunshine, moody mists on the water, showers obscuring the mountain summits, the Roaring 40s winds we take our name from and days that are still, calm, cloudless and warm.

And most of all – your sense of adventure!