Tasmania's diverse and ancient landscape offers fantastic outdoor experiences just a short distance from our major cities and towns
Tasmania is an outdoor adventure paradise. Known as one of the last great fisheries of the world, Tasmania offers something for every level of fishing and every conceivable fishing experience - with more than 3,000 lakes and rivers visitors are spoilt for choice. Exhilarating mountain bike parks and trails are drawing in enthusiasts from around the globe. There are golf courses to suit all abilities, some in breathtaking locations that will remain etched in a golfer’s memory forever.
Tasmania is internationally recognised as a world-class trout fly-fishing destination with knowledgeable trout guides and fly fishing lodges, while our estuaries and coastal lagoons are home to bream and flathead. Tasmania is also renowned for its game-fishing waters and holds a number of world records for southern blue-fin tuna. Licences are required.
Featured Fishing Experiences
Thousand Lakes Lodge
The Thousand Lakes Lodge is a comfortable wilderness lodge in Tasmania’s Central Highlands World Heritage Area. Wild brown trout from this area are arguably the purest strain in the world. Guests can bring their own equipment or the lodge will supply all that’s needed.Visit Website
RiverFly 1864 is the only business licensed to offer guided fly fishing in the remote Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Their guided trips range from one to three days, with accommodation in their private wilderness huts.Visit Website
Rocky Carosi - Professional Charters (hire)
Rocky Carosi Professional Charters operates out of St Helens and offers novice to experienced anglers the chance to take part in game, sport, deep sea and reef fishing from a 36-foot game fishing vessel.Visit Website
Mr Flathead Fishing Charters
Mr Flathead offers family-friendly fishing tours out of Hobart targeting flathead and Australian salmon, as well as regular sightings of gummy shark, gurnard, sand whiting and squid. The catch is filleted and cleaned on board too.Visit Website
Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens
History-loving anglers will enjoy a visit to the Salmon Ponds at New Norfolk where they’ll learn about fish breeding practices, feed the salmon and enjoy delicious salmon fare in the cafe. The accessible gardens and ponds are perfect for children to wander.Visit Website
So many outdoor activities to explore you could spend months on an adventure. I love all of the walks, and the amount that there is to see, it really is an outdoor adventure heaven!
From overnight hikes, to white water rafting to mountain biking – Tasmania has as much or as little outdoor and adventure to suit everyone!
Tasmania is home to some of the nation's most uncrowded and spectacularly-located golf courses. While the more notable courses are located in the north of the state, closer to Hobart there is a spattering of 18-hole golf courses.
Five Must Try Courses
The Dunes, at Barnbougle, is a spectacular example of traditional links golf. Ruggedly hugging the dramatic coastline near Bridport, the award-winning course was designed by U.S Golf visionary Tom Doak and Australian Mike Clayton.Visit Website
Just across the river from The Dunes, Lost Farm is a 20-hole links course designed by Coore & Crenshaw. The course is considerably steeper than its neighbour.Visit Website
On the tip of King Island lies Cape Wickham links, an 18-hole links course voted Australia’s best public access course. It’s a quick flight from Melbourne or Burnie and there’s accommodation on the island.Visit Website
Also on King Island, relative newcomer Ocean Dunes is a Scottish links course overlooking the Great Southern Ocean. The course is expertly carved out of rugged sand dunes and dramatic rock formations.Visit Website
Ratho Farm is Australia’s oldest golf course created by the pioneering Reid family who emigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1822. Golfers can stay onsite in old farm buildings converted to boutique suites.Visit Website
Outdoor and Adventure
Gordon Dam / Credit: Rob Burnett
Outdoor and Adventure
Abseiling the Gordon Dam
The Tasman Peninsula is a popular kayaking destination
King River Rafting - Queenstown
Raft through the west coast wilderness
Outdoor and adventure in Tassie
Trout fishing - Western Lakes
One of the world's last great fisheries with good fishing found within minutes of our city centres
Tasmania is making a name for itself as a mountain-biking playground with trails and parks dotted across the state. From the big guns like Derby to single tracks and fire trails, mountain biking enthusiasts of all levels will have something to discover.
Featured mountain biking tracks
From the Blue Tier section of Blue Derby, ride 40 kilometres of single trail action - the longest continuous wilderness trail ride in the southern hemisphere.Visit Website
Easily accessed from Hobart, MTB riders are permitted on formed roads, fire trails and selected tracks on Mt Wellington. Try the North South Track - it ends up at the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park.Visit Website
Maydena Bike Park
Relative newcomer, Maydena Bike Park offers more than 30 trails, with a further 65 kilometres under development. The gravity-based trails are for the more experienced rider, just over an hour from Hobart.Visit Website
Clarence Bike Park
Ride the Clarence Mountain Bike Park trails in the Meehan Ranges, close to Hobart’s CBD. Developed largely by volunteers, the park features an extensive network of fire trails and single track.Visit Website
Wild West MTB Trails
Experience old school tracks along former railways and prospecting routes. Check out the descending Stirling Valley Track near Rosebery, or the mellower Montezuma Falls Track.Visit Website
Surrounded by water richly populated with an abundance of sea life, Tasmania offers adventure and excitement, with cruises below towering sea cliffs and nature spotting from the coast. Moving inland, there are wild white water rapids, lakes and canyons - all providing exciting activities for thrill seekers looking for water-based adventure.
Bruny Island Cruises
Bruny Island Cruises is an award-winning, three-hour wilderness cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania. Cruise along soaring sea cliffs and through sea caves.Visit Website
Roaring Forties Kayaking
Roaring 40s kayaking offers tailored adventures to suit all time-frames and experience levels, from lessons, paddles around the city to multi-day water adventures. Try their Flinders Island adventure - six days of pristine water, secluded coves and abundant wildlife.Visit Website
Cradle Mountain Canyons
Cradle Mountain Canyons run action packed trips for anyone over 8 years of age with an adventurous spirit. Join experienced and qualified guides as you jump, swim and abseil through ancient canyons, surrounded by the pristine wilderness.Visit Website
King River Rafting
Embark from Queenstown on one of four amazing rafting experiences on the King River. Paddle pristine environments, see Huon Pine, untouched rainforests, and learn about the natural and human history of the area from their experienced guides.Visit Website