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Paddle with the Platypus Twilight Kayak Adventure

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    What to Expect
    The Paddle with the Platypus adventure offers an opportunity to slow down and spot platypus in their natural habitat and a chance to learn about their very secretive lives.

    The Paddle with the Platypus tour operates every evening from September to May with additional morning paddles departing November to March. Guests are fully-guided, assisted by gentle river currents passing through local hop fields and farmlands. Pause en route to enjoy a locally prepared tasting platter showcasing award-wining and often hand-picked fresh produce in the evenings or a freshly baked morning tea.

    Platypus are notoriously known for their shy and elusive personalities, making them difficult to spot in the wild. Operating on the river for over seven seasons, Tassie Bound Adventure Tours, know a stretch of river, only accessible by kayak, where platypus are very active through the warmer months of the year. The Paddle with the Platypus adventure offers visitors to the area the best chance of viewing platypus WILD and thriving in their own natural habitat. 

    A perfect adventure for first-time paddlers, families and platypus enthusiasts looking for a VIP backstage pass to the Derwent Valley region.

    No prior kayaking experience required. 

    DEPARTURE TIMES

    Evening departures every day from Nov to March from 5 pm to 8 pm (Eastern Daylight Saving Time) 

    Morning departures  Wednesday to Saturday from November to March from 8 am to 11 am.

    INCLUDES
    • 2 hour fully guided kayak tour of the  breathtaking Upper Derwent River.
    • Safety demonstration and local guides.
    • All premium kayak and safety equipment. 
    • Local Tassie platter of Derwent Valley Produce prepared by our chef on our evening departure OR a freshly baked morning tea on our morning departure. 
    • Platypus spotting (although we provide the best possible opportunities we cannot guarantee platypus sightings on every tour).  We have been running platypus tours for three years and have a success rate of around 95%.
    • Transfers back to vehicle at the completion of tour.
    • Pick up from Hawthorn Lodge at Bushy Park.
    • Complimentary photos provided at completion of tour.
    • No prior experience necessary but all guests must be able to swim

    TOUR 

    DURATION

    Approximately 3 hours total. 
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    Reviewed 2 March 2019

    Liam and Fiona have created such a special experience. Their love and knowledge of the area and all its secrets make it brilliant. The kayaking was easy but fun, with the water picking up some pace in parts, but our 70 year old Israeli friends...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2019

    Thank you for a great review! It was our absolute pleasure and it certainly was a memorable evening With lots of platypus sightings. Keep up the adventures, Warm regards, Liam and Fiona Weaver Tassie Bound Adventure Tours

    Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

    Great afternoon with Liam! We spent a beautiful kayak experience; the river was perfect as our guide Liam! We saw the Platypus and a lot of different birds. The atmosphere in the silence of the river was amazing. The icing on the cake was the...More

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    TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

    Hi guys, Thank you for a great review. We loved adventuring with you both. Happy honeymoon and all the best for the rest of your travels. Warm regards, Fiona and Liam Weaver Tassie Bound Adventure Tours

    Reviewed 6 February 2019

    My sisters, niece, nephew and I had the pleasure of paddling with the platypus just after Christmas. We were all novice kayakers and Liam and Max, our excellent guides, put us completely at ease. Fiona answered all of my questions on booking and welcomed us...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

    Thanks for your amazing review Miriam. We are so lucky to meet and adventure with incredible families like yours and also glad the platypus were putting on a show for you all. We would love to have you on another tour! Warm regards, Fiona and...More

    Reviewed 6 February 2019

    Tassie Bound make kayaking easy. As a novice I was nervous to start with, however I had the best guides and before I knew it, I was literally going with the river flow, loving the serenity and stunning natural surrounds. Our guide, Fiona, shared interesting...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    TassieBound2012, Manager at Tassie Bound, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

    Hi Jo, It was wonderful adventuring with you. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and what an incredible encounter you had with the platypus. Amazing!!! Warm regards, Fiona and Liam Weaver Tassie Bound Adventure Tours

    Reviewed 6 February 2019

    A friend and I did the evening platypus paddle a few days ago and it was an absolute delight! To experience this beautiful river from a kayak and feel the quite envelop us was bliss. Fiona and Amy looked after us and made sure we...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

    Thank you for your review!!! Our absolute pleasure and we also loved meeting you and showing you around our wild and spectacular 'backyard'. Warm regards, Fiona and Liam Weaver Tassie Bound Adventure Tours

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