Adrenaline adventures on the Cradle Coast
With a rugged, natural landscape and open ocean to the north and west, the Cradle Coast has the perfect position in Tasmania for adrenaline adventures. While there are many opportunities for relaxation and soft adventure, for those seeking a little wilder wilderness experience, the Cradle Coast has you covered. Here are some of our favourite heart-pumping experiences.
Cradle Mountain Canyons
At Cradle Mountain Canyons, launch yourself off waterfalls, abseil down cliffs and shoot through nature's waterslides. Canyoning through the magnificent World Heritage wilderness at Cradle Mountain is an exhilarating way to experience the landscape.
No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided, you just need to bring bathers, a towel and a drink bottle.
Experienced and qualified guides will lead you through the stunning canyons, which are located a stone's throw from Cradle Mountain. Choose between an action packed day of waterfall jumps and slides in the Dove Canyon or a much easier introduction to the world of canyoning in the Lost World Canyon (open to children aged eight and up).
King River Rafting in Queenstown
King for the Day is an exhilarating full day rafting experience from King River Rafting through the lush wilderness of the West Coast's temperate rainforest. A 20-kilometre journey down the King River is Tasmania's only regular one-day wilderness rafting trip and a highlight of any visit to Tasmania's West Coast.
From Queenstown, the journey begins at Newall Creek on the King River. Experienced guides take you on a six-hour journey past thousands of Huon Pine trees and the Garfield River platypus pool, then onto traverse the Sailor Jack rapid. As you make your way down the river, birds of the forest are about, and closer to the sea the White-bellied Sea Eagle may be soaring overhead. Evidence of past mining and man’s industrialisation are everywhere on this tour, slowly rusting back into the bush as nature reclaims its own. Skilled guides will tell tales of both the natural and human history of the area and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable day.
Get above it all and see the landscape below from a whole new perspective. With Osborne Heli Tours, fly over the Stanley Tarkine Coast, a truly beautiful and remarkable corner of Tasmania. Osborne Heli Tours offers a selection of unique and memorable scenic flights and experiences departing from the picturesque seaside village of Stanley. View the un-spoilt beaches of the North West coastline, see the huge old-growth forest of the ancient Tarkine Forest while being entertained by a local, friendly pilot. The Tarkine coast is home to spectacular, rugged coastlines, lush rural pastures and ancient old growth forest with vastness truly appreciated from above.
Strahan ATV Adventures
Drive your own adventure and create a lasting memory with Strahan ATV adventures! A premier West Coast attraction, drive your way through the magnificent surrounds of the Henty Dunes and ocean Beach. With options for tours, choose your own adventure and for how long you'd like to explore. Tours cater for all, with experience, laughter, West Coast storytelling and value for money all top of mind.
Don't forget to bring your GoPro or camera to capture the footage!
Mount Roland Quad Bikes
The adrenaline pumping adventures from Mount Roland Quad Bikes takes you quad biking through the very terrain they were made for – sub-alpine forest, farmland, rocks, mud and hill climbs!
All of the quad bikes are automatic 4×4 and prior riding experience is not necessary.
Located at the base of Mount Roland, just 10-minutes from the town of Shefﬁeld and 35-minutes from Cradle Mountain, your ATV adventure is right in the heart of Cradle Country.
Enjoy an a heart-pumping quad adventure all year long (except in extreme weather conditions).
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