Canyoning involves putting on a wetsuit and helmet and swimming, floating, walking and jumping your way through a section of river – kind of like rafting without the raft.

Cradle Mountain Canyons is the only business offering guided canyoning tours in Tasmania. Two tours are available.

The Dove Canyon is a full on day out. It begins with an abseil into the canyon. From here down to the take out, there are six significant waterfalls to get down. Participants jump or slide over the waterfalls and walk and float between the waterfalls. One of the highlights is the ‘Laundry Shoot’. This amazing natural feature is a ten metre high natural waterslide that shoots you out from a cave and into a big open pool. You do not need any previous experience to do the Dove Canyon, just a descent level of fitness and an ability to swim.

The Lost World Canyon is a much cruisier option, great for families and available to children aged eight and up. This tour is all about finding a unique way to experience nature. Float and walk down a beautiful section of the Dove River and see the world from the point of view of a platypus. There are optional jumps and other challenges along the way to spice things up. You will also hear about the history of the area on this tour, including of the legendary first canyoner at Cradle Mountain James ‘Philosopher’ Smith.

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