Tarkine Quad and Side by Side Adventures host guided quad and side by side tours through Tasmania’s north west tarkine wilderness. This area is enriched in a history of logging , mining and farming dating back to the 1880’s.
There is a vast network of tracks and unused roads which meander through the dense regrowth forests that make up the Tarkine Wilderness.
All rides have an experienced tour guide who will take you places most people only dream of and bring you home safely. Lunch is included as part of the tour.
To experience sunshine and rain, mud and dust, button grass plains, rain forest and waterfalls all in one day is truly an amazing experience. We offer single day rides to overnight and three day rides with all food, fuel and accommodation included for your convenience.
All equipment, swags, bags and personal gear is carried in support vehicles and fully covered trailers to keep everything dry and secure. We also offer Can-am Commander buggies for hire at a daily rate for those who don’t have wheels but want to experience the Tarkine.
Contact for rates.
Facilities found here
- Free Wifi
Bush to Beach June Annually
2 Day ride from Lapoinya to Rocky Cape and return . Leaving Lapoinya at 9am and returning approximately 3pm the next day. Staying overnight at Rocky Cape Tavern with accommodation in the function room in swags. Rooms are also available at riders own expense. Ride cost includes evening meal, hot breakfast, a cut lunch and accommodation. Fuel for the return trip is also supplied. Cost : from $200 pp or $360 per buggy or two up.
Winter Waterfalls Adventure. May Annually
1 day ride Tarkine Quad and Side by Side Adventures offers a Mid Winter Waterfalls Adventure The adventure takes in three waterfalls that you would not normally access unless in a buggy or on a quad bike. The ride is easy with some walking involved to access the waterfalls. The ride distance is approx 180km with an extra 5 L of fuel required. Ride departs 35 Beatties Road, Lapoinya at 9am and returns at 5pm. Warm clothes and wet weather gear recommended. Buggies are also available for hire for the Day. Licence Required. BBQ lunch supplied. Cost From $75
Mountains and Mines March Annually
3 Day Ride Day 1: Your guided Tarkine Adventure will leave 35 Beatties Road, Lapoinya on Friday at 10am and ride to the old mining town of Waratah. Approx 120km. Day 2: We will be visiting the old mining town of Magnet, Mt Stewart, Mt Cleverland and a Waterfall or two. Approx 100km. Day 3: Return trip from Waratah to Lapoinya, arriving home at approximately 3pm. Turn up on the Friday with a full tank of fuel, your Friday lunch, esky and a swag and you will be set. Both nights spent at 58 Smith Waratah. Camping available in the bunkhouse or swags in the paddock. Rooms also available at the Waratah Pub or other accommodation houses in town at riders own expense. All food, fuel, coffee, tea, wood, gas heaters, toilets and showers supplied. Support vehicles with covered in trailers will carry all gear including swags, bags and eskies. Cost: from $450 per person. $800 per Buggy or two up.
Where to find
Tarkine Quad and Side by Side Adventures
35 Beatties Road
Lapoinya, North West, Tasmania