Frequently asked questions
FAQs for rafting
How long does it take to get from Hobart to Tahune Adventures?
Allow two hours from Hobart. Take your time on Tasmanian roads as there are often animals out, other travellers and plenty to see.
How old do you have to be to go rafting?
As long as you can wear the appropriate safety equipment, and depending on river levels, anyone can participate. As a guide you should weigh more than 25kg. Your guides will make sure the personal flotation device (PFD) fits correctly.
What do I need to bring?
See the information page to answer questions on equipment. If you have any further questions please feel free to call on (03) 6251 3903
Do you still raft in the rain?
Absolutely!! We love the rain – not only does it bring water to the river, but it also creates beautiful colours and sounds to enjoy as you float through the forest. We also provide plenty of warm clothes, wetsuits and a hot drink to keep you going through the journey.
How fit do I need to be?
We recommend a reasonable level of fitness for this tour, particularly in lower water levels as you may need to be a little more active in manoeuvring your raft or pushing off rocks. As a guide, in summer you can expect a bit more active involvement in making your way downstream, while in the wetter months, your journey gets easier as the river gets higher.
I have a joint problem (knee, shoulder, etc), is this going to be an issue?
This is always going to be treated on a case-by-case basis, but in general isn't a limiting factor. Your guides will work with you to make sure you enjoy the experience. If you're not sure, give us a call and we can help to assess your particular situation.
Is this whitewater rafting?
This is a relaxing, environmental tour down the magical Picton and Huon Rivers. While there are a number of rapids, it is not true whitewater rafting.
Stay tuned for challenging whitewater rafting trips – we will be offering these on a spectacular grade II-III section soon.
What do I need to bring?
Bring a change of clothes and a towel. On the river, wear clothes that can get wet and enclosed shoes with a heel strap. Forgot your shoes? No problem, we have river shoes to rent. Worried about the cold? We provide wetsuits, warm layers and a splash top to keep you toasty.
If you have a medical condition (asthma, anaphylaxis, heart condition etc) please bring your medication and let your trip leader know before the trip starts.
Is it okay to bring a camera on the trip?
If your camera is waterproof, bring it along to capture images of iconic Tasmanian river views, framed by the famous trees of the region.
How long does this trip take?
The Twin Rivers Adventure takes about 3.5 hours from when you meet your guides, to arriving at the take-out. This includes a briefing, time to get kitted out in your rafting equipment, transport to the river, a snack and drink break mid-trip, as well as the fun of making your way downriver. You’ll probably be on the rivers for about 2.5 hours. This time is a guide only and is dependent on river levels, weather conditions and how many locals we meet on the way.
What is included in the snack on the tour?
There is a stop mid-trip to enjoy the gentle sounds of cascading water, birdsong and sit in the shade of a Huon pine or myrtle tree. Your guide will provide a tea or hot chocolate. Along with this will be a delicious locally-made treat to keep your energy up. Dietary options are available, so let us know when you make your booking and we can accommodate most dietary needs.
Are there change rooms? And what do I do with my valuables while rafting?
Change rooms and lockers are provided although we recommended that you leave your valuables secured in your vehicle. Don't forget to bring a change of clothes and towel.