Sea kayaking in Tasmania is more than just a popular sport or pastime; it is also a great way to see another side of the island state and its idyllic coastline.
This is especially true for holidaymakers visiting the east coast, where sandy white beaches stretch into the sunset and cooler waters make paddling that much more enjoyable.
And if you are feeling like dipping your toes into the ocean this summer, then it might be a good idea to start planning your journey now.
There are a number of tours on offer that cater to beginners and professional kayakers, which makes it an activity that is suitable for all ages.
At Freycinet National Park, visitors can soak in the natural beauty of the pristine waterways and spend time relaxing in one of the island’s most popular destinations.
Other well known sites include Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay, which are famous for their private beaches, native flora and fauna, and secluded setting.
Kayakers visiting these locations may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of dolphins, schools of exotic fish or even some rare species of birds.
Depending on the time of day, it is also possible to watch the sun set into the ocean on a twilight paddle or spend your time exploring the many hidden coves and beaches that make this area so unique.
Kayak tours help to take the hassle out of organising one of these trips by providing expert tips, guided tours and professional equipment and there are a number of places where visitors can book these services.
It is best to plan ahead if you would like to go on one of the many available tours as a group in order to make sure there are enough places for all intending kayakers, as well as nominate a preference for the length of time you would like to dedicate to paddling.
Other locations for this exhilarating pass time are the South West National Park, Port Arthur and around Hobart’s harbour and the River Derwent.