Awesome Tasmanian Adventure Activities to Get Your Adrenalin Pumping


Tasmania’s wild landscapes, varied terrain, and pristine waters make it a perfect playground for outdoor adventure activities. Whether you’re hiking through ancient rainforests, biking along rugged trails, or diving into underwater wonderlands, there’s a wealth of adventure to be found on this captivating island. Below we list some awesome Tasmanian adventure activities for the fit and young at heart.

Tasmanian Overland Track

One of Australia’s most famous hiking routes, the Overland Track, takes you on a six-day journey through the heart of Tasmania’s stunning wilderness. Starting at Cradle Mountain and ending at Lake St Clair, the track traverses a diverse range of environments, from alpine heathlands and moorlands to dense rainforests and mountains ranges. It’s a challenging yet rewarding trek that immerses you in the raw beauty of Tasmania’s wild landscapes.

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Diving in the Tasman Peninsula

The Tasman Peninsula offers some of the best temperate water diving in the world. With underwater caves, shipwrecks, and extensive kelp forests, it’s an underwater world teeming with life. The area is also renowned for its giant kelp forests, offering divers a unique opportunity to explore this mesmerising underwater environment.

References: Eaglehawk Dive Centre –

Mountain Biking in Blue Derby

The Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails are world-class and known for their stunning landscapes. Located in the temperate rainforests of northeastern Tasmania, the trails offer a unique mix of natural beauty and exhilarating rides. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, Blue Derby offers a thrilling mountain biking experience.

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Sea Kayaking in Freycinet National Park

Experience the stunning coastline of Freycinet National Park from a unique perspective – a sea kayak. Glide across crystal-clear waters, navigate through rocky coves, and get up close to the wildlife. Tours range from a few hours to multi-day adventures, providing an intimate and exhilarating way to explore this beautiful coastal wilderness.

References: Freycinet Adventures –

Rock Climbing and Abseiling in the Tasman Peninsula

The Tasman Peninsula is a climber’s paradise, with a wealth of challenging rock climbing and abseiling sites. From sea cliffs to dolerite crags, the area offers climbs for all levels of experience. Companies such as Tasmanian Climbing Instructors offer guided climbs and lessons, providing a thrilling and safe adventure activity.

References: Tasmanian Climbing Instructors

Caving in Mole Creek Karst National Park

Home to over 300 known caves and sinkholes, Mole Creek Karst National Park offers a unique underground adventure. Marvel at stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, explore subterranean rivers, and encounter fascinating cave-dwelling creatures. Local operators like Wild Cave Tours offer a range of guided tours, from easy walks to challenging crawls.

References: Wild Cave Tours –

Whitewater Rafting on the Franklin River

For an adrenaline-pumping adventure, try whitewater rafting on the Franklin River. This wild river provides one of the world’s most exciting rafting experiences, with a mix of tranquil pools, turbulent rapids, and awe-inspiring gorges. Companies like Franklin River Rafting offer multi-day rafting trips, providing a fully immersive wilderness adventure.

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King River Rafting

King River Rafting is the Tasmanian one day wilderness white water rafting specialist. Nowhere else offers a single day rafting experience in such a pristine West Coast wilderness gorge.

From Queenstown raft the King River through the West Coast Wilderness with a spectacular gorge, wild rainforest, huon pine, west coast pioneer relics and a different view of the West Coast Wilderness Railway. You may like to mix your day in with the train on their King River Gorge, Raft and Steam Experience, or enjoy the tranquility and reflections in the King River Gorge Explorer.

When not in Queenstown they raft the Picton river out of the Tahune Airwalk, south of Hobart. Their Day on the Picton takes you through the beautiful southern Tasmanian forests, encountering some of Tasmania’s beautiful Eucalyptus Regnans forests. With their trained guides and quality equipment you will have a memorable day. See their website for more details….

Wildlife Spotting at Maria Island

Maria Island is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Home to diverse fauna like wombats, wallabies, and the Tasmanian devil, the island offers a unique opportunity for close encounters with wildlife. Guided tours, like those offered by Maria Island Walk, offer multi-day walks where you can explore the island’s landscapes and spot its rich wildlife.

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Canyoning in Cradle Mountain

Experience the thrill of canyoning in the stunning landscapes of Cradle Mountain. Navigate through ancient rainforests, slide down natural water slides, abseil down waterfalls, and leap into crystal-clear pools. Cradle Mountain Canyons offers guided canyoning adventures that combine nature and adrenaline in an unforgettable experience.

References: Cradle Mountain Canyons –

Paragliding over the Tasmanian Landscape

Experience the thrill of flight and the beauty of Tasmania from the sky with a paragliding adventure. Take in panoramic views of the coastline, mountains, and forests as you soar like a bird. Companies like Tasmania Paragliding offer tandem flights with experienced pilots, providing a safe and unforgettable aerial adventure.


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