Jan
27
2013

Tasmanian adventure tours in February

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Breathe in the fresh air of the Tasmanian wilderness and prepare to get the adrenaline pumping with some amazing adventure tours this February.

Tasmania is often billed as the 'nature state' for its sprawling wilderness and beautiful scenic views of the coast, providing the perfect backdrop to get in on some high-energy action!

Here are some adventure activities you must try during your visit to the island.

Hang gliding

Feel the wind whip past your face in an exhilarating ride with Cable Hang Gliding – voted one of the top ten rides in Australia by TV program Getaway.

Soar over an eighteen metre cliff face and take in spectacular views as you glide through the sky to land two hundred metres from the take-off platform.

This hang gliding adventure isn't just limited to the daredevils but can be experienced by people of all ages and abilities!

Cable Hang Gliding is located in Launceston and is open from 10:00 to 17:00, with adults $20, children $15 and a family pass $60.

Abseiling the Gordon Dam

Test your bravery with the world's highest commercial abseil, the Gordon Dam in Tasmania, which stands at a towering 140 metres.

Abseilers can give the 30 and 40 metre descents a try before attempting the big 140 metre drop.

The descent will be a truly amazing experience, with abseilers not touching the wall for most of the journey as the dam itself is concave!

The abseiling experience is $210 per person with the package including all ropes, equipment and safety gear, a CD of digital photographs and a Certificate of Achievement upon completing the descent.

Hollybank Treetops Adventure

Weave through the forest on high wires with this unique attraction, Hollybank Treetops Adventure, located in Tasmania's northern region.

Visitors will embark on a three-hour tour high up in the trees with highly trained, knowledgeable guides, flying down the Pipers River and reaching speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour!

Take a break from flying through the trees to take in the breathtaking views from the 'cloud' stations set up between destinations.

The day treetop adventure is $115 for adults and $85 for children, and is open seven days a week from 09:00 to 17:00.

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