The Derwent River is one of the best spots for white water rafting in Tasmania, set against the idyllic backdrop of the Derwent Valley. Get your adrenaline pumping on this full-day rafting tour from Hobart, and tackle the Grade 1 to 3 rapids, including thrilling bends, rocky outcrops, and serene river passes. Hotel pick-up and lunch are included.
Begin your day with an early morning pick-up from your Hobart or New Norfolk hotel and a scenic drive to the starting point near Bushy Park. After a safety briefing, get suited up in your wetsuit, life jacket and helmet, and learn the basic manoeuvres under the guidance of your instructor before heading out.
Then, set out on a thrilling white water rafting adventure, cruising down the Derwent River. Work together with your team to paddle downstream, tackle the rapids and navigate rocky outcrops, and soak up the magnificent scenery as of the Derwent Valley. Along the way, jump off to swim in the warm waters, and look out for local wildlife such as platypus and white bellied sea eagles.
Stop at the Broken Bridge Rapid to re-fuel with a delicious Aussie-style lunch, looking out over the river. Then, continue along the river, paddling past cherry orchards and shady river gums.
Your tour ends in Hayes, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.