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Port Davey Kayak

Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey offer a combination of sheltered wilderness harbours, rugged ocean coastlines, remote islands and wild rivers. There are no roads, no settlements and few tracks. Each day, you will reach spectacular destinations in the best possible way - by water, at a paddling pace. Our guides know this pristine wilderness intimately - all the sheltered bays and open beaches, all the peaks and high places, every hidden corner and comfortable campsite. After a spectacular flight to the remote airstrip at Melaleuca, your days will be spent exploring one of Tasmania's most remote and beautiful coastlines, paddling through perfect reflections in the tannin-stained waters, beneath mountains that rise from the shore and stopping in at sandy beaches. This trip has a flexible itinerary with time for optional short walks or relaxing on the beach. Your first and last night will be spent in the luxury of Forest Lagoon standing camp where you will enjoy spacious permanent tents with comfortable beds. Every night you will enjoy the delicious food creations of your guides with a glass of wine. Previous kayaking experience is not necessary, but it is important to have a sound level of fitness, be comfortable with wilderness camping and, most of all, have a sense of adventure.

Inclusions

6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners & all refreshments
2 professional sea kayak guides
2 nights accommodation in Forest Lagoon standing camp (twin share)
4 nights camping
Group camping equipment incl tents, inflatable sleeping mats, catering and dining utensils
Scenic return flight to Melaleuca
Transfers between Hobart and Cambridge Airport
National Park entry fees
All saftey and sea kayaking equipment incl stable and comfortable double sea kayaks, spray skirts, life jackets, paddles, waterproof jacket, pogies
Waterproof storage for personal gear
Emergency communications and group first aid
Hightlights
Scenic flight to Melaleuca
Paddle stunning and remote wilderness waterways
Camping and walking along isolated and pristine beaches
Optional summit of Mt Stokes
Paddling in the Southern Ocean around the Breaksea Islands
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
7
Price From
AUD $3,295
Start Location
Hobart, Australia
End Location
Australia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
3 to 10
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Walking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
02 Dec 201808 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $3,295
27 Dec 201802 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
06 Jan 201912 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
20 Jan 201926 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
03 Feb 201909 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
17 Feb 201923 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
03 Mar 201909 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
17 Mar 201923 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
31 Mar 201906 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
14 Apr 201920 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $3,295
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
Your trip begins at 12.30pm at Hobart's Cambridge Airport on the first day. The Roaring 40os Kayaking minibus is available for Hobart city hotel pick-ups between 11.30am and 12.15pm and for Hobart Airport pickups at approximately 12.30pm. If you have your own vehicle you are more than welcome to drive yourself to Cambridge Airport where there is free unsecured parking. It is best to be dressed ready for the outdoors when arriving at Cambridge Airport. We have a 1.30pm flight to Melaleuca in southwest Tasmania, which will be followed by a two-hour paddle to the standing camp at Forest Lagoon.We arrive in camp in time to unload and settle in before dinner. In the evening, we'll plan the journey for the next six days over outstanding Tasmanian produce and wine.
Day 2
Due to the unique nature of this area and the variability of the weather that it experiences we have no fixed route or schedule. Whilst we do our best to fulfil the wishes and aspirations of our participants, our first priority is participant safety. The number of days paddling and the number of hours in the kayaks on each of those days is highly variable and dependent upon both participants and conditions. Our guides are highly experienced at optimising the route to make the most of prevailing conditions. On a typical day we aim to paddle for approximately 2-3 hours in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon. Sometimes we may spend an afternoon or morning enjoying a short walk instead of paddling. Paddling speed is relaxed i.e. it is like going for a relaxed walk rather than a sprint.
Day 3
As per day 2
Day 4
As per day 2
Day 5
As per day 2
Day 6
As per day 2
Day 7
As per day 2. Please note we expect to return to Cambridge Airport by 5:00 pm. Our access to this wilderness area is by light aircraft. These planes cannot operate in extremes of weather or poor visibility. Whilst it is unusual, delays can occur on both the inward and return flights. Due to this we highly recommend participants do not arrange onward travel for at least 24 hours after our scheduled finish time.