Roaring 40ºs Kayaking is exceptionally proud to be Australia’s leading adventure tourism operator, having won the 2019 Australian Tourism Award for Adventure Tourism. We offer some of the nation’s best kayaking tours around Tasmania’s diverse and spectacular coastline. There is no more rewarding and intimate way to discover our beautiful (and often remote) coastline than on a kayaking adventure under the leadership of our passionate skilled guides. We are a Tasmanian family-owned and operated small business and our team love to share their passion for kayaking and Tasmania. Kayaking is a naturally socially distanced activity, and is outdoors in the Tasmanian fresh air. We offer a range of half-day, full-day and multi-day tours.
Hobart City 2.5 hour tour: Glide past prestigious homes perched along the edge of Hobart’s oldest suburb, marvel at Hobart’s wooden tall sailing ships, keep an eye out for Sammy the resident seal, hope for a pod of dolphins, peer through crystal-clear water at native sea stars and take photos of Hobart from a different perspective.
Tasman Peninsula full-day tour: Paddle the rocky shoreline of the picturesque Fortescue Bay along Australia’s highest sea cliffs out to Cape Hauy. Share your journey with the abundant marine life, including resident Australian fur seals.
Hobart’s Cliffs, Caves and Beaches full-day tour: Paddle Tinderbox Marine Reserve’s tranquil bays and secret sea caves carved from colourful cliffs. On clear-water days a vivid marine world sparkles beneath you.
Southwest Tasmania expeditions: After a scenic flight over remote mountain ranges participants are self-sufficient in one of Australia’s most isolated and beautiful wilderness areas. We paddle rugged ocean coastlines, offshore islands, wild rivers and sheltered coves. With ever-changing weather, we may be gliding over perfect reflections on tannin-stained waters or rolling over three-metre swell in the Southern Ocean. This expedition has been described by Lonely Planet as one of the “world’s epic sea kayak paddles”.
Flinders Island expeditions: Paddle to offshore islands and into secluded coves, slipping quietly between beautiful orange granite boulders. The water is so clear that you’ll see sand ripples, swaying kelp, and fish in abundance. Each evening we retire to comfortable beach-shack accommodation.