Hi Paddlers As I type the rain is falling and rivers are still rising around Tassie. Our thoughts are with everyone that has been affected by floodin

 
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Hi Paddlers

As I type the rain is falling and rivers are still rising around Tassie. Our thoughts are with everyone that has been affected by flooding both in Tasmanian and along the east coast of Australia and we hope everyone is keeping safe.

The cold and wet weather has come as a bit of a shock to Reg and I who have just returned from a warm cycling holiday in Myanmar (Burma). The locals there are lovely and the country is still relatively undiscovered as a tourist destination. We even discovered a new canoeing technique used by local fisherman that involves balancing on one leg whilst paddling with the other - something to include in our next skills training perhaps?!

But enough about us because we’d like to hear from you. We have four quick questions here for you and would love you to help us improve this newsletter.

See you on the water

Reg and Jenny

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Experience The Dark Side of Hobart

Mona's annual festival Dark Mofo celebrates Tasmania’s cold winter solstice through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise. Dark Mofo runs June 10-21 across Hobart and features the popular Winter Feast, infamous Nude Solstice Swim, Dark Park’s public art playground and international music and exhibitions.

When Dark Mofo ends, Australia’s premier voice celebration The Festival Of Voices begins, running from 30 June - 17 July and transforming Tasmanian towns into singing cities.

And you can intensify your Tassie winter experience on our Hobart City Kayak tour and discover Hobart’s iconic waterfront from an entirely different perspective.

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Why UNESCO Listed Tasmania’s Southwest as World Heritage Wilderness

The deep south-western wilderness of Tasmania is so far from civilisation that flying there aboard a light aircraft to begin one of our kayaking expeditions is just the start of the adventure.

This Southwest National Park is 618,000 hectares of classified World Heritage Wilderness that UNESCO say offers "superlative natural phenomena and exceptional natural beauty".

Golden-green mountainous ridges rise steeply from sandy-white quartzite coves. Small islands appear to float on the dark and reflective water that ultimately merges with the salty southern ocean.

Beneath our kayaks, tannin-stained freshwater floats above heavier tidal salt water and these two opposing layers have created a diverse underwater environment that exists nowhere else in the world. The tannin limits sunlight penetration, restricting plant growth but allowing colourful, delicate marine invertebrates to thrive.

Four major rivers and numerous creeks weave their way through gorges and along open plains, and kayaking amongst these wild moors, deep valleys, mountain lakes and rugged glacial peaks will take your breath away. Summer visitors may even be lucky enough to spot the highly endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot during its breeding season. Discover more about our summer kayaking expediitons.

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We’re So Proud!

Forgive us as we boast about receiving for our third year in a row, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016. But of course these accolades wouldn’t be possible without our passionate guides and the wonderful reviews from past customers. We really value this feedback and our future customers say reading it spurs them on to book with us. So thank you from us all!

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