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Your Adventure Begins Here

Roaring 40ºs Kayaking offers tailored adventures to suit your time-frame and experience level.

From kayaking lessons, 2.5 hour city paddles, day tours or multi-day expeditions into the Tasmanian wilderness, we guarantee you'll have fun and be completely inspired by what Tassie has to offer.

See for yourself by browsing our photos and options, then book directly online or chat with us over the phone.

We have an impeccable safety record and a great crew just waiting to share a paddling adventure with you. 

Your adventure begins here!

Reg and Jen and the Roaring 40s Kayaking crew


NEW - Gordon River 7-day kayaking adventures

Gordon River kayaking adventure Tasmania

Explore the ancient rainforest and still reflections of the Gordon River and Macquarie Harbour on this kayaking adventure. Within both the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River form a complex system of breathtaking rainforests and rugged mountain ranges and create a place of utter tranquility. This natural wonder combines with a layer of rich pining and convict history to form a majestic paddling destination. Find out more.

Roaring 40s Kayaking - Australian Tourism Award for Adventure TourismAustralian Tourism Awards GOLD

We are beyond excited and proud to have won Australia's Best Adventure Tourism Operator at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards recently. We love what we do and we work hard to ensure everyone's kayaking and Tasmanian experience is a memorable one, and we are so proud of our team being recognised with this award.

Tasmania as a whole shone at these awards and we stood beaming broadly with our fellow tourism operators as we celebrated seven gold awards and a grand total of 17 awards overall when you add in silver and bronze. With so many extraordinary and diverse expeirences waiting for you in our small island state, why wouldn't you Holiday at Home in Tasmania this year.

Roaring 40s Kayaking 2019 Travellers Choice Award

TripAdvisor - Top 10 experiences in Australia

We are also thrilled to have been recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Australia with a 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award. We’re so proud of our crew who are all so passionate about what they do! Thank you too to everyone who has paddled with us and written a review. We love receiving reviews as it helps us keep improving and motivated.

Travellers Choice® Awards are based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers and represent the best-of-the-best, according to travellers themselves (TripAdvisor 2019). 

2021/22 Southwest Tasmania expeditions

Feedback from our Southwest expeditioners regularly states, “would have loved more time to explore Melaleuca”. We’ve listened and now our 7-day expeditions are 8 days but still with 7 days of kayaking! The first night is spent at Melaleuca with time to explore this historic wilderness area before setting off to explore Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey. Find out more on our Southwest expeditions HERE.

Check out latest BLOGS

A few of our latest blogs include Reg's faviourite kayaking accessories,  Kayaking as you get older, Reg's tips on preparing for kayaking expeditionsTasmanian wombats, How to mininmise the impact of kayaking on the environment, Pre-Season Kayak Checklist,  Weather Forecasting, Reg's tips on dry bags

Or check some of our most popular blogs including Benefits of Kayaking, Dressing for kayaking in Tasmania's Southwest and Reg's tips on purchasing a kayak

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