Huon Valley Kayaking, Tahune Adventures

Drive through the famous Huon Valley, kayak the picturesque Port Esperance at Dover then walk amongst the treetops






You will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind day tour to this underexplored region of Tasmania which showcases everything that makes Tasmania famous, from waterways to fruit orchards and forests. Departing from Hobart, this day adventure takes you deep into the south of Tasmania along the southernmost…



Kayak at Port Esperance. Stroll amongst the treetops at Tahune
Tour Highlights
Kayaking Port Esperance
Kayak the waterways of Port Esperance

Experience this Port Esperance Bay tour exploring one of the most beautiful natural harbors in Tasmania. This 2.5 hour tour takes you around the three islands Hope, Faith and Charity.

Swinging Bridges Walk - Tahune Adventures, A suspension bridge through the Eucalypt forest with a single tourist traversing.
Tahune Adventures

Walk in the treetops on the Tahune airwalk, cross a swinging bridge, see Huon pines and relish the views of the surrounding forest on this two-hour forest adventure.

Our day tour pauses for lunch at Kermandie hotel enroute Tahune Airwalk
Lunch at the Kermandie Hotel

Enjoy a delicious lunch with a view (October to April). Built in 1932, the Kermandie Hotel remains the heart of Port Huon, offering charming, comfortable accommodation, great food (lunch & dinner), a fully restored bar and its own marina.


Leaving Hobart, we quickly descend into the beautiful Huon Valley as we embark on our two hour drive. We drive through the beautiful winding roads past the fruit orchards of the Huon Valley.

Arriving at Dover, you will quickly see why Port Esperance Bay is labelled one of the most beautiful natural harbors in Tasmania. Gaze at the serene views over Adamsons Peak as your professional local guide takes you for a morning kayak around the three islands Hope, Faith and Charity, where you learn about the interesting convict history and early settlement in the bay. This 2.5 hour kayaking tour operates at a relaxed pace from Dover town beach. Not that confident on the water? Don't worry, the tour involves easy, flat water paddling and no previous experience is required. Your guide knows the waterways intimately and is never far away, making this tours great for families and couples alike. Enjoy morning tea on the islands and take in the view of the Hartz Mountain Range, Dover township and its surrounds from a new perspective.

Next, we explore more of the Huon Valley as we wind through the countryside toward Geeveston.

Between October and April we stop at the historic Kermandie Hotel. Built in 1932, the charming Kermandie remains the heart of Port Huon. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch with spectacular views over its private marina on the Huon River. In the colder months you can enjoy lunch at the Tahune Adventures café.

After lunch we venture into the forest at Tahune Airwalk, where we will spend two hours exploring the forest. Walk among the treetops on the Tahune airwalk – a steel canopy that overlooks the forest floor 30 metres below. Breathe deep as you do a forest walk and be brave as you cross the river on a swinging bridge.

Follow the Huon Pine Trail to see and smell one of Australia’s oldest living trees. Find out how fire has affected the forest and see first-hand the natural regeneration that occurs in a forest environment.

Finally you can sit back and relax as we make our way back to Hobart after a fun day out amongst the natural surrounds of Southern Tasmania. We aim to get you back to Hobart by about 5:30pm ready for you to rest at your hotel or enjoy a range of cuisines at one of Hobart's many fine restaurants.

Please bring a water bottle and wear warm comfortable clothing, bring sunhats or beanies appropriate for the weather (often both!). Please bring a spare set of clothing to change into after your kayak tour. A camera/phone are optional, dry bags can be provided.

What's also included on every TAT tour:
Modern and comfortable air-conditioned transport
Orientation tour of each and every location
Small group sizes
Utmost care and professional service
What’s also included this tour:
2.5 hour kayak tour of Port Esperance
Morning Tea
Admission to Tahune Adventures