Adventure Tarraleah is located in the Tasmanian highlands en route to Tasmania’s rugged west coast. It is the base for wilderness, wild trout, walking, waterfalls and wildlife. Some of Australia’s most experienced guides can safely take you to places seldom seen. This is brown trout heaven close to the centre of some 3,000 lakes, rivers and streams with over thirty of them on our doorstep or within a short drive away.
Travel by mountain bike, kayak, and luxury four-wheel drive or just tread softly as we walk through magical valleys and drink from spectacular waterfalls. Visit pristine rainforests, local farms and secret lakes. This is the home of wonderful wild fighting trout and also get introduced to some of our unique animals in the wilderness.
Watch platypus swim for their supper or wombats waddle. Spot over 80 species of birds and be guided to rare flora. Meet the people who farm in the highlands or forge their livelihood in the nearby streams and forests. Learn new skills or step up to the next challenge of learning how to fly fish, hone photographic expertise or hunt wild orchids, trophy trout or the elusive tiger.
Afterwards return to superb wilderness luxury accommodation.
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A three and a half hour introduction to fly tying, fish behaviour, entomology, stream craft and casting. Learn how not to get yourself tied up in knots and at least look good whilst chasing something with a brain the size of a pea. Be warned – this sport is highly addictive and the fish often win.
A guided spotlight tour around the Tarraleah Estate where you will see dozens of wallaby, joeys jumping around or in the pouch, possums and with luck, the elusive Eastern Quoll, Tasmanian Devil and perhaps one of the Estate wombats.
The reality is that a local knows best. We can point you in the right direction but you can be certain that the best spots are always going to be a closely hidden secret. Short cut your way to the top and those spots where the monsters lurk – hire a professional. Rivers, streams and lakes; suitable for beginner to seasoned professional. All equipment provided plus morning and afternoon teas and lunch. Often with an early start, this is an all day activity.
This is an approximately four and a half hour trip inclusive of refreshments. Escorted by a professional guide you are driven to a serene highland lake where a leisurely paddle in our super stable kayaks takes you past outstanding Tasmanian scenery and the guide helps you spot native birds and wildlife. No experience required.
Our most popular activity for seven to seventy year olds and an approximately three hour round trip. Leave on mountain bikes for a downhill ride at your own pace. Bike along the river, stopping at a popular platypus hole and then absorb the view as you chat to the guide cooking breakfast in the bush. On the way back you will be met by our four wheel drive which takes you up the big hill you earlier enjoyed cycling down.
The number one full day choice for our slightly more adventurous guests. In the morning experience the thrill of Tasmanian highland mountain biking with professional guide, followed by a gentle paddle in our super stable kayaks through outstanding Tasmanian scenery. In the afternoon there is an outstanding downhill run back on the mountain bikes and then a lift home in the Estate four wheel drive. No experience is required and everything is provided. Lunch and morning tea included.
Play on Tasmania’s high altitude course with it’s sixty year old tree lined drives and impeccable wallaby maintained greens. Green Fees are AUD10 in the honesty box, clubs, four balls and tees included in the fee. Expect some match play commentary from the local Kookaburras.
From $450 to $660
Tarraleah is the only place in Tasmania where you can try this novel way to find and catch wild fighting trout. Specially imported kayaks have been specifically designed to be stable enough to cast and fish from; while a super quiet electric motor powers you across the lake in search of your prey. These are great fun for beginners and a novel experience for those already hooked.
From $125 to $300
A day in the highlands visiting national parks, farms, heritage sites, waterfalls and scenic lookouts from the comfort of our own four wheel drive vehicle. Discover places only locals know and then get to meet them as well. Visit a working farm, marvel at Victorian engineering or get your breath taken away by the Tasmanian Wilderness. Lunch and morning tea included but not all entry costs.
This is an all dirt road ride through bush that commands beautiful views, dense bush a waterfall, and see the biggest syphon you will ever see! Your trip begins by bus and after five minutes you are dropped off at the start of your ride. Your guide will lead you through the wilderness alongside one of the canals that feeds the power station. Great views across the bush before you stop for afternoon tea.