NORTH WEST SAFARIS is an eco-tourism agency showcasing Sheffield and outlying regions. We take care of the organising and behind the scenes stuff and you get to experience Tasmanian wonder. Our activities are low impact on the environment, ethical to the local community but amped up on human experience. We have staple activities centered around the natural experience but tailor according to weather conditions so contact us while you’re in the area and see parts of Tasmania others don’t even know about yet.
NORTH WEST SAFARIS are specialists in electric mountain bike hire (MTB) giving you the chance to shred more and sweat less. Our fleet of Hire Bikes include hardtails to top of the range E MTB’s – TREK Rail 9’s voted best E MTB of the year 2021. Our bikes can be collected from the shop or we can meet you at the Wild Mersey Tracks in Railton or Latrobe with Sheffield tracks scheduled to open later in 2021. In the next month we will be offering a Minibus Shuttle Service with a specifically built bike trailer for MTB riders. We will announce when the shuttle bus is up and running on our social media and website so keep an eye out. We have a relaxed chill out zone at our shop premises where MTB riders can gather park their bikes, sit around the fire pit and relax and debrief or share stories about their rides with plenty of great places to grab something to eat.
NORTH WEST SAFARIS also offers group Kayak tours (8-10 people) around pristine Lake Barrington. Lake Barrington is the perfect playground for water and nature enthusiasts to explore. Set amongst stunning scenery of deep forested landscapes with cool deep waters lapping at the lake’s shoreline to ignite all your senses. It is the perfect location for kayaking and fishing. The lake is home for lots of wildlife too and if you are lucky you may even see a platypus! X marks the spot, for the kids little and big, to add to the experience we have set up a fun kayak treasure hunt of features around the lake with a prize for the littlies at the end for a completed list. Bookings are essential and should be made 7 days in advance.
Forgotten your fishing gear, don’t worry, we hire fishing gear and bait and Fishing Licences from our Bookings office. With Lake Barrington providing stunning scenery all year around it is the ideal backdrop to throw in a line or 2. The lake is well stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Atlantic Salmon but don’t forget that a five fish per angler bag limit applies, and a minimum size of 300mm, or you can do as Rex does, give it a smooch and send it back to live another day.
Coming soon for hire – Scooters, skateboards and gear for our little adventurers to enjoy at Sheffield’s Skateboard Park or the Traffic Park. With plenty of great places to grab a bite, loads of open space to throw down a picnic rug and BBQ facilities available parents can relax with a coffee while the littlies burn off some energy.
So what are you waiting for, come and explore Sheffield, Wild Mersey Mountain Bike trails, Railton, Latrobe, Kentish & North Western Tasmania.
Call us today to plan your adventure, book at our office or here online.