Tassie Bound Adventures

Paddle with the Platypus

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Why not swap the steering wheel for a paddle for a few hours and jump on board Tassie Bound’s multi award-winning kayak adventure?

Explore the Derwent Valley’s idyllic autumn countryside from the mighty River Derwent, and you might find yourself catching a glimpse of our not so shy but still very wild local resident; the platypus. With “the bill of a duck, the body of an otter, and the tail of a beaver”, this evolutionary relic has a long history of confounding humans and puzzling scientists. Unlike other iconic Tasmanian species like the pesky possum or the ever-present wallaby, platypuses are becoming increasingly difficult to spot. Active at night and living much of their lives underwater or within the comfort of their hidden riverside burrows, their habits are the opposite of their human observers. But right here in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley is a stretch of protected river environment where; under the golden autumn foliage, platypus become increasingly more active in the late afternoons and if we travel quietly and respectfully, we have an exceptionally good chance of spotting platypus in their natural habitat. Our 2-3 hour fully guided tour on sit-on-top kayaks is the perfect way to explore the spectacular autumn magic and experience the rare opportunity to watch wild platypus thriving.

Limited spaces so book now.

1st April to 6th April tour operates from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

7th April to 30th April tour operates from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

To book this event please visit the following URL: https://tassiebound.com.au/tours/paddle-with-the-platypus/ →


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07/04/2024 to

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