Tassie’s 4 best kayaking destinations

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Tasmania is a state surrounded by water, so it's only natural that it's a great place to go kayaking. There's over 5,400km of coastline to see!

If think that you'd like to explore Tassie in this fashion, here are some of the best spots for paddling out into the water.


Kayak on a twilight tour of Hobart's water with an experienced guide to see some of the loveliest waterway spots in the city. You'll even get some hot fish and chips to enjoy right there in your kayak! This is a great activity for couples especially.

If you're keen to venture out without a guide, take your sea kayak out to Hobart's harbour and splash around.


Macquarie Harbour in Strahan is a great place to go paddling. There's plenty to do and see in the waters of this fishing town. Head to the King River and find some beautiful and wild natural wonders on your way.

Freycinet National Park

To the east coast of Tasmania, Freycinet National Park is a must-paddle destination. As you glide through the water you'll be greeted with sights of majestic, pink granite mountains and the Hazard Range looming overhead.

Make sure your blade your way to Wineglass Bay, a glistening, sandy white beach with gorgeous clear waters. See what kind of sea creatures you can spot from your kayak!

There are multi-day tours around this area that can give you a comprehensive kayaking experience around the park.


Around and about Launceston there are some great kayaking spots. For the experienced, you can even hit the wild waters of the North Esk River, with its rapids and waves – you might want to white water raft down this one instead!

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