The Derwent River Relax Tour

Perfect kayak tour for first timers, families or those who wish to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the majestic Derwent Valley.

Review for Derwent River Tours
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We did a 2 hour kayaking trip with our 2 kids, both aged in their early teens. It was a great experience. The lake is beautiful and Liam was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. The kayaks are stable and comfortable. This is an excellent way to get into the Tassie wilderness, only a short drive from Hobart. Our kids had a great time too.

  This 2 hour paddle meanders downstream beside bush cliffs, under country bridges, over gentle river rapids and past hopfields, orchards and sheep farms. You may get lucky and spot a platypus, white bellied sea eagle or even the resident sea lion.

Staying in Hobart and need transport?
This tour links with the local coach service, O’Driscoll Coaches.


TOUR TIME 10am – 1:00pm (1.5 hours paddle time)
ALSO 3:00pm – 6:00pm (1.5 hours paddle time)
COST $135.00 per person
FAMILY RATE $400 (2 adults two children) Tandem Kayak Available
We can accommodate up to 10 people per tour
Coach Transport from Hobart is $12.60 per person return please refer to O’Driscoll Coaches timetable


  • 2-hour guided tour of the Derwent River
  • Professional guide & safety demonstration
  • Super stable deluxe Hobie kayaks. Tandem Kayak available
  • Local picnic style lunch, morning tea and refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off pre-arranged from any accommodation in New Norfolk and around the Derwent Valley
  • Photo of the day


Any questions? Please refer to our FAQs or call us on 0417 008 422.

Want more adventure?
Maybe the Derwent River Rapid Tour is more your thing