Tasmania Kayaking

Tasmania Kayaking


Hawthorn Lodge is an excellent location for Tasmania kayaking. For those new to kayaking the Derwent River is a perfect introduction to kayaking. For those with some experience the rapids will provide excitement.

We offer a daily Tasmania kayaking adventure starting from Hawthorn Lodge. Our expert guides will pick you up and provide all the instruction and equipment needed. Lunch is provided and a chance to swim as well.  The trip takes around five hours.

The trip is down the Derwent River with the launch site at Bushy Park a few minutes from Hawthorn Lodge. The pick up is just before New Norfolk.

One section has advanced rapids where those keen to do more can practice. The quieter waters are where we normally see platypus playing and much bird life.

For guests staying with us please do book before you come. The cost is $150/person.

We also offer a Tasmania kayaking package from Hobart and shown below.

Tasmania Kayaking Package

Our Tasmania kayaking package is designed for those without transport and includes transfers from Hobart or Hobart airport and accommodation. The Tasmania kayaking package operates each day.


• Pick up from Hobart or Hobart airport in the late afternoon or early evening.
• Accommodation at Hawthorn Lodge (room has shared bathroom, upgrades are possible)
• Dinner and breakfast at Hawthorn Lodge
• Picnic lunch on whilst kayaking
• Transfer back to Hobart or Hobart airport after the tour in the late afternoon


For one person $340
Total for two persons in same room $520
Total for three persons in same room $700
Total for four persons using two rooms $940
Total for five persons using two rooms $ 1110

For help and bookings


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