Welcome to the sport of "canyoning." This adrenalin-filled activity is becoming ever more popular as it involves negotiating a steep-sided section of river wearing a wetsuit, buoyancy vest and helmet. Some of the techniques used include hiking, swimming, jumping off small waterfalls and sliding down natural waterslides.
Today, you'll participate in a relatively gentle introduction to canyoning on this tour that runs on the beautiful upper section of the Dove River within three miles of Cradle Mountain. It is a "soft adventure", suitable for families.
June through lovely quartzite gorges surrounded by a blanket of button-grass and ancient King Billy Pines. Of the 2½ hours spent in the canyon about an hour is spent in the water. Walk and float through a beautiful section of the Dove River, carved out by a glacier 20,000 years ago. There are a number of small rapids and some optional jump rocks for those who want to spice things up a bit. You will have a great opportunity to experience nature from this unique point of view. The rugged mountains and glacial lakes along with the abundance of wildlife in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park make it one of Tasmania's most popular natural tourist destinations.
Minimum age is 8 years. Tour does not operate on holidays.