NEW OPERATING HOURS THIS SUMMER!
Roaring 40s new hours will enable you to take full advantage of Hobart’s long twilights! From December until the end of School Holidays on Friday and Saturdays we will be open from 9am to 6:30pm.
FRIDAY NIGHT TWILIGHT PADDLES!
To help locals get more use of both their kayaks and their weekends, starting December we are running a channel twilight paddle every Friday evening from our base in Kettering. Better still this fully guided trip will be totally FREE with your own kayak or cost just the price of a 2 hour rental if you don’t! Start time will be 6:30pm route will depend upon the group but could be across to Bruny, up to Oyster Cove or down to Peppermint Bay.
AFFORDABLE WEEKEND DAY TRIPS
Every weekend we will be offering a day trip to help encourage you to get active on South East Tasmania’s fabulous waterways. These trips will be BYO lunch (and kayak if you have one) to help make them as affordable as possible. There will be two themes NEW TO PADDLING for a tranquil and relaxing experience and COASTAL EXPLORER for a little more adventure!
For more information see Scheduled days trip under our day trip list.
|December 1st to 24th||Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:
9am to 5pm (Closed Tuesday)
|Friday and Saturday: 9am - 6:30pm|
|December 26th to 4th February 2013 (School Holidays)||Sun to Tues: 9am – 5pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am – 6:30pm
|February 5th to 1st March||Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:
9am to 5pm (Closed Tuesday)
|Friday & Saturday: 9am to 6:30pm|
|2nd March to May 1st||Open weekends but closed Tuesday & Wednesday: 5 days – 9am to 5pm|
|May, June, July, August & September||To be announced...
(Check back for updated later in summer)
MORE ABOUT ROARING 40'S KAYAKING
Established in 1996 we are Tassie's on-the-water sea kayaking centre, offering tours, lessons, sales and hire of quality sea kayaking equipment. Located 30 minutes from Hobart in Kettering, we are within one of Australia's most picturesque and sheltered waterways, The D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
WHY “ROARING 40'S KAYAKING?”
People ask us this all the time! Here's the answer: The Roaring 40s are the winds associated with the 40° latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere. They are a consistently brisk westerly airstream fuelled by the continuous passages of low-pressure systems of the southern ocean. They are the winds that the old sailing ships used to make fast passages to and from Australia. Tasmania lies in the path of these winds, which blow most strongly during spring and to a lesser extent autumn.
WHO IS ROARING 40'S KAYAKING?
Roaring 40's is owned and operated by Kim Brodlieb and Ian Balmer.
If you've spoken to Kim you'll know she's no local, but rest assured she comes to Tasmania with a vast background in outdoor pursuits. She holds a degree in Environmental Education and has worked for Outward Bound, the New Hampshire Conservation Corporation, the Caribbean Conservation Corporation and the Sierra Club where she met Ian in 1992.
Ian is a Tassie local, but he has spent many years pursuing adventure in and outside Tasmania! As a Marine Communications technician, Ian was a member of 5 expeditions to Antarctica with Greenpeace and has also spent several years of living and working in the Australian Outback. Kim and Ian, both avid recreational sea kayakers, founded Roaring 40's Kayaking in 1996.
WHY PADDLE WITH ROARING 40'S KAYAKING?
We believe everyone can enjoy sea kayaking. At Roaring 40's you can choose your own level of participation; learn the latest paddling techniques in one of our lessons or clinics, join a guided trip that suits your desires and schedule or rent a kayak and simply experience the local serenity. Whatever your aspirations at Roaring 40's Kayaking you will find a professional, friendly atmosphere where safety is never compromised. We use modern equipment and give YOU the choice of double or single sea kayaks.
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