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About Tassie Bound
Tassie Bound Adventure Tours is an award-winning, locally owned and operated, Tasmanian kayaking company, offering transformative half and full day adventure experiences within the Derwent Valley. Husband and wife team, Fiona and Liam Weaver, have been curating with nature since 2011, providing trips which uncover secrets only locals know exist and adventures worthy of sharing! A Tassie Bound Adventure Tour can be best described as receiving a VIP backstage pass to our local region; combining breathtaking Tasmanian scenery, local guides, world-class produce with a little excitement!
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Overview
Enjoy a guided platypus-spotting tour down parts of the Upper Derwent River only accessible by kayak. Alongside your local guide and a maximum of nine other participants, make the most of an intimate experience only available in this part of the world. Soak up the scenery as you float down river, pausing only for a riverside tasting platter (evenings) or freshly-baked tea (mornings).
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Sime M wrote a review Apr 2021
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There was a moment, after navigating some rapids, where we were floating along the stunning Derwent river and you couldn't help but feel like you were cheating life to experience such a beautiful place. Then the kids saw their first platypus. Liam and Fiona were the perfect guides. We were complete novices and yet never felt overwhelmed in our kayaks under their supervision. The information they gave during the trip was insightful and thought provoking. The smell of hops as we passed the farms was very pleasant. Our fellow kayakers were great company on the journey. Even had we not sighted a platypus or few it would have been well worth it. If ever my life flashes before my eyes, I think there will be a snapshot from this adventure in that highlight reel.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Hi Sime, Thank you so much for your special words. It was our absolute pleasure and we were glad we could help facilitate an Unquestionable Derwent Valley experience. We hope the memories last a lifetime and you enjoyed the rest of your Tassie travels, Until next adventure! Wildly, Liam and Fiona Weaver
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John P wrote a review Apr 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia3 contributions
We had a great afternoon kayak on Lake Pedder with Liam. It was a great experience, helped by perfect weather. Liam was a knowledgeable and friendly guide. My only concern was that it was fully priced.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound
Responded 18 Apr 2021
Hi John, Thank you for adventuring, your 5-star review and your feedback. Our price is reflective of the remote location in which we operate and high guide: kayak ratio - no more than 8 kayaks per trip ( 10 guest maximum), premium kayaking equipment and 2 highly experienced guides. We do offer family rates and childrens discounts and provide morning tea and lunch. Big Lake 💙 Liam and Fiona Weaver Tassie Bound Adventure Tours
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Alison L wrote a review Apr 2021
Hobart, Australia34 contributions8 helpful votes
Really well organised, informative and loads of fun! The scenery was breathtaking and it was delightful to see the beauty of the Derwent River and the untouched surrounds from the water. The platypus sightings were an added bonus. Our tour leaders were friendly and inviting! A perfect way to spend the late afternoon! I highly recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Thank you Alison for your review and supporting regional owner/operator tourism businesses at this time. It was an absolute pleasure and so glad you got to spot the platypus. Big River 💙 Fiona and Liam Weaver Tassie Bound Adventure Tours
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trailblazer259816205 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hobart, Australia1 contribution
What a wonderful day we had. The kayaking tour was very well organised, Liam and Fiona responded to all our queries promptly. They were lovely and very knowledgeable, well organised and super safety conscious. They also provided a delicious morning tea/lunch. Lake Pedder is beautiful with a spectacular mountainous backdrop. Highly recommended, even for total kayaking beginners like me.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound
Responded 13 Apr 2021
Aw, thank you much for your 5-star review. We love taking beginners out on the yaks and sharing such a beautiful area with visitors. Thank you for supporting small regional businesses. Big lake 💙 Fiona and Liam Weaver Tassie Bound Adventure Tours
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Donners66 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hobart, Australia6 contributions
Fiona and Liam guided a bunch of us down the River Derwent on a pearla of an evening. Dividing kayak skills and education with knowledge on the river plus the local flora and fauna, all while looking out for the prize platypus that call this section of the river home. Fiona and Liam rescued me half way through when hip cramp cramped my paddling style. I’ll go again!
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Response from TassieBound2012, Owner at Tassie Bound
Responded 9 Apr 2021
Hi Andrew, Great to see you back in the yak! Happy to be of assistance and cheers fo the 5-star review. Big River 💙 Fiona and Liam Weaver Tassie Bound Adventure Tours
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