Jun
24
2013

Kayaking adventure in the Derwent Valley

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Trade the hustle and bustle of the city life for the great outdoors in Tasmania's gorgeous Derwent Valley!

Situated in the southern region of the island, the Derwent Valley is a fantastic getaway for city dwellers where you can connect with local wildlife, sample amazing gourmet food, embark on a wilderness walk alongside Lake St Clair and pick up some crafts from Jacksons Emporium to take home.

If you really want to experience the Derwent Valley at its best, then book yourself in for a kayaking tour with Tassie Bound!

Adventurers at heart will love this kayaking day tour, which commences with a short scenic drive into the upper Derwent Valley, capturing views of Mount Field National Park and the gorgeous lush farmlands.

The 3.5 hour kayaking journey begins at the mouth of the Styx River, with paddlers heading downstream into the mighty Derwent River, taking in views of the Wellington Range and passing under historic railway bridges.

During your adventure downstream, you may even spot some wildlife such as acrobatic trout, sea eagles and possibly even a platypus!

All this adventure can make for hungry work, but don't worry, your tummy will be left satisfied with a fresh gourmet riverside lunch.

Some foodie treats you may be served include smoked salmon baguette with local salad and aioli dressing, as well as baked goods such as berry muffins and chocolate brownies.

The kayaking action resumes after lunch as "tranquility gives way to adventure", with paddlers encountering the first of three rapids at Broken Bridge, leading to a brief break of serenity before heading off to the biggest challenge, the Train Bridge, sure to get the adrenaline running!

Paddlers will finally arrive at the jetty 'Paradise', where group shots will be taken and light refreshments offered, to provide a fitting finish to a wonderful, action-packed day out on the water.

Pulled ashore

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