Tasmanian Christmas Gift Ideas
We all have that one person in our lives that is a nightmare to go shopping for. They are either too picky, have everything or you just don't have enough in common to really come up with that perfect gift idea that isn't going to end up in the trash three days after you have gone home.
If you can't think of a physical thing to buy, what about an experience? Here are a few ideas from us for expereicnes you can buy as a present this Christmas. Each of these tours comes with a gift card option allowing someone to pick a day that suits them.
Sea Kayaking around Hobart
Tasmania is one of the best coastal destinations in Australia with a huge variety of easily accessible coastlines with stunning beaches and huge sea cliffs to explore.
Roaring 40's is an award winning Sea Kayaking company that runs both day tours and multi day expeditions in the South West of Tasmania. Around Hobart they offer a variety of day tour options perfect for beginner to moderate ability paddlers that allow you to get up close to sea cliffs and see our local wildlife such as sea eagles, seals and dolphins.
Canyoning at Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain is one of the most visited spots in Tasmania with heaps to see and do all year round. Over the summer months one of the most popular tours are those run by Cradle Mountain Canyons. They run a massive eight hour canyoning tour exploring the amazing Dove Canyon (15+) as well as a more family friendly Lost World Canyon tour too. If you are buying for someone with an adventurous spirit then we can not recommend the Dove Canyon tour enough.
Explore Maria Island
Maria Island is a beautiful place to visit on the East Coast of Tasmania and only an hours drive East of Hobart. East Coast Cruises run regular trips from Triabunna exploring spots such as the Painted Cliffs as well as wildlife hot spots with seals and Dolphins.
Tours run regularly over the warmer months with a number of options available including a scenic flight from Hobart option as well.
Hollybank Treetops Adventure
Hollybank just outside of Launceston offers you the opportunity to go flying through the treetops on a massive cable flying fox system at heights of up to 50m and lengths of up to 400m. If staying on the ground is more your option you can also jump on a Segway and cruise around the forrest on purpose built trails.
Explore the history around Queenstown
Queenstown on the West Coast of Tasmania has some spectacular scenery surrounding it and a lot of industrial heritage underground. Queenstown Heritage Tours run tours at a number of historically important places including the Lake Margaret Hydro Power Station. Learn about Tasmania's Industrial history and how the hydro scheme was developed.
Go Rafting on the Derwent River
This is a great way to cool off on a warm summers day and explore the upper sections of the Derwent River. This tour runs gentle grade 1 and 2 rapids amongst the picturesque Derwent Valley farms with the chance to also spot Sea Eagles and even a shy platypus.
Camp out at Cradle Mountain
Another great option at Cradle Mountain that includes plenty of great walks and an opportunity to go canoeing on Dove Lake. Cradle Mountain is also home to some amazing wildlife including wallabies and wombats which you can often get up quite close to. To cap off the weekend spend the night under the stars next to a warm camp fire.
Cruise Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay on the East Coast is one of the most popular spots to visit at any time of year. Wineglass Bay Cruises gives you the opportunity to explore the coastlines around Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet National Park. During the day expect to see dolphins and plenty of sea birds and even whales at the right time of year. Wineglass Bay Cruises also use a fully air conditioned boat perfect for exploring the area on a hot summers day.