Women’s Introductory Paddle with the Platypus Kayak Adventure


Gretna War Memorial Oval

3457 Lyell Highway, Gretna, TAS 7140

Gretna, TAS, AU, 7140

Looking for a kayak trip to build confidence? This is a superb introductory adventure offering a mix of relaxing gentle flowing river sectio

Looking for a kayak trip to build confidence? This is a superb introductory adventure offering a mix of relaxing gentle flowing river sections, platypus feeding pools and beautiful scenery. Come alone and make new friends or bring your friends along! All kayaking equipment, guide / instructor services and transfers from the historic Hawthorn Lodge and a chef prepared gourmet local fruit and tasting platter by the River. Great for first-time kayakers, fantastic opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment!

Our first kayak days have SOLD OUT so please get in quick. Only 8 spots

Very low Covid risk activity. Outside and masks must be worn on van and travel bus time under 15 mins each way. If you have symptoms before trip please provide proof of positive test for a transfer to another trip within 24 hours of departure. Otherwise no refunds for this trip. Can be transfered to friend if arranged by buyer. Or if we have women on waitlist.

PRICE: Special introductory price of $99.00 pp (plus booking fee) for WILD ISLAND WOMEN.


Meeting time:

4.30 pm from Hawthorn Lodge in Bushy Park.

3.5 hour evening adventure begins on a private farm in Rosegarland and finishes below Bushy Park. You do NOT need to be a confident swimmer or have any previous kayak experience. Just bring your smile and adventurous spirit! Wild swimming optional.

Inclusions as follows:

• Tuition given to level of tour.

• Courtesy Transport to Launch Site at Hawthorn Lodge in Bushy Park and Return –

• We will be supported by Professional Guidance with Australian Canoeing Qualified Guide and Leader: Fiona Weaver.

• All kayaking Equipment provided including PFD and paddling spray jacket. Solo or Tandem sit-on top Hobie Kayaks. Super stable an no rolling techniques needed to operate.

• transfers from historic Hawthorn Lodge at Bushy Park

Meeting Point – We will meet at 4.30 pm at Hawthorn Lodge carpark at 1733 Glenora Road, Bushy Park in the Derwent Valley (50 minutes drive from Hobart). You will seeme waiting with the van and kayak trailer in the carpark and the lodge is very well signposted. There are toilets at the rear of the building for your use.

Duration: 4.30 pm to 8.00 pm (approximately) platypus are most active in evening.

What to bring:

• A warm jacket to put underneath a wet weather jacket (We can supply).

• Hat and/or sunglasses

• Shoes that can get wet

• Drink bottle (2L)

• Towel

• Swimmers

• Change of clothes to leave in the bus for after tour.

Please Note: Maximum of 8 guests. We will provide individual kayaks and two tandems for unconfident guests. Guests do not need any kayaking experience just a sense of adventure and a smile! Participants will need to be able to have very basic swimming.

Please call on 0417 008 422 or email fiona@tassiebound.com.au for any further questions.

We look forward to experiencing this Derwent River trip with you on our Wild Island Women Kayaking Adventure.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes. You must be over the age of 14 years to attend this trip and minors must be accompanied by an adult

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact me at fiona@tassiebound.com.au or 0417 008 422

What do I need to wear in the kayak?

Warm tights are a good idea and an exercise top/thermals. We suggest you also wear a warm jacket but be prepared to take this off as you will warm up kayaking.

What if it’s raining?

Trips still go ahead in all types of weather unless it’s heavy rain or very gusty winds. We encourage you to bring your own water proof jacket. Wetsuits and jackets will be provided if a cooler day.

What’s the cancellation policy?

No refunds. Only refund in extreme weather. Transfers from one person to another will not be permitted.

In the unlikely event of adverse weather conditions, Tassie Bound Adventure Tours reserves the right to change, alter or cancel this trip in the interests of client safety. Tassie Bound Adventure Tours will happily refund monies paid in the event that extreme wind or dangerous conditions be present at or before the commencement of the Women’s Kayaking . Depending on abilities and weather we reserve the right to change itinerary.


So you can relax and enjoy our upcoming retreat we have implemented a COVID-19 Safety Plan. This will ensure that we look after ourselves and each other over the weekend.

The main points are: – We will provide hand sanitiser for use before, during and after activities. Observation of social distancing rules on the day. – If needed we will implement masks in the van however most activities are outside and considered low risk.

If this event is cancelled due to public health restrictions we cannot refund will provide a transfer to another day in late 2022 or 2023.

If participants are feeling unwell before the retreat date please contact event organiser on 0417 008 422.

Payment plans can be arranged. Please email fiona@tassiebound.com.au to arrange