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Secret River Tours 

Kayaking/Gem Hunting

North East Tasmania

 Corona virus safety plan in place

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North East Tasmania

Secret River Tours provides a personalized service for the adventurous traveler looking for a unique Tasmanian kayaking or gem hunting experience.  Secret River Tours features the luxury class, Hobie Pro Angler kayak, famous for its stability, safety, ease of use and superior comfort making your experience a memorable one for all the right reasons (check out video below).  Secret River Tours can also let you in on the closely guarded secrets of the gem fields of North East Tasmania.

Enquiries or bookings : email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

Mob/txt: 0435 914 869 

 

All Adventures Require No Previous Experience

 
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George's Bay St Helens

 

Georges Bay is a world class kayaking and fishing destination.  The view is diverse and beautiful, from the modern holiday houses lining the southern shoreline to the bustling wharf, flanking downtown St Helens, to paper bark lined marshlands, rolling green hills and distant blue mountains, to tranquil pristine secluded sandy beaches framed by huge granite boulders covered in red lichen with a back drop of open eucalypt forests.  Exceptional all year round fishing featuring    large numbers of multiple species with plenty of trophy sized monsters in the mix. 

Best suited to smaller groups as the bay can be affected by strong sea breeze.

Enquiries or bookings email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

                                  Mob/txt: 0435 914 869 

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Scamander River

Scamander River is a kayakers dream.  The river snakes its way inland, through a mix of classic Tasmanian farmland and eucalypt forest covered hills, which tumble into deep clear water.  Scamander River is famous for its large population of the Southern Black Bream which spawn here in huge numbers through spring. The spectacular scenery and the winding nature of this river is constantly inviting you to see what is around the next corner. 

Scamander River is a sheltered, family friendly, all weather location and only 20 minutes from St Helens.  Scamander River is perfect for kids, beginners and larger groups.  No experience necessary.

Enquiries or bookings email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

                 Mob/txt: 0435 914 869         Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs

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Ansons Bay and River

Anson's Bay and river is unique, diverse  and breathtaking.  The western shore of Anson's Bay is lined with beach shacks old and new. The northern shore borders the vast eucalypt forests of Mt William national Park  The southern shore has a backdrop of classic Tasmanian rolling green hills dotted with fat cattle oblivious of the surrounding utopia. To the east, a hypnotic wall of fluid sand dunes keeps the sea at bay. Anson’s River winds its way into the bay from the western high country of Mt William National Park through steep eucalyptus / iron bark covered hills and fern filled gully’s. 

Ansons Bay and River is a sheltered, family friendly, all weather location and only 30 minutes from St Helens.  It's perfect for kids, beginners and larger groups.  No experience necessary.  Parks and Wildlife pass essential.

Enquiries or bookings email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

              Mob/txt: 0435 914 869 Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 

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Gem Hunting Tours

Secret River Gem Hunting Tours gives you the opportunity to explore  North East Tasmania's tin mining history while hunting for precious gems in rugged rainforest covered mountains. The clear mountain streams yield world class Sapphire, Topaz, Zircon, Spinel, Ruby Tin. and other crystalised minerals.

                          All equipment and safety gear provided.

Enquiries or bookings (not taking bookings as yet as we are waiting on final approval however feel free to lodge expressions of interest)

              email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

              Mob/txt: 0435 914 869 

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Secret River Gem Hunting Tour

 

Tour includes transport to and from the location approx 1 hour travel to the "secret" location (20 min from Derby), 3 to 4 hours fossicking, and a stop in at the Weldborough Pub for a beer on the way home.

Total tour 6 - 7 hours.  

My 4wd can seat 4 passengers comfortably. Over 4 people can "tag along" in their own vehicle.  2wd locations available.

I provide all digging and prospecting equipment, gum boots, gloves, safety glasses.

Enquiries or bookings 

              email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

              Mob/txt: 0435 914 869 

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St Helens Wharf Morning and Twilight Tours

Secret River Tours will be trialing a shortened tour designed to give more people the opportunity to experience some quality time on the water.  Starting in December and extending well beyond the festive season, Secret River Tours will be conducting 50 min mini tours leaving the St Helens Wharf Boat Ramp every hour, in the mornings between between 6 am and 12 pm and evening between 3 pm and 9 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

You can either book by email or phone or simply rock up. 

$30 p/p or $100 for families of 4 and up :-)

Enquiries or bookings email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

              Mob/txt: 0435 914 869

 
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What to Expect?

Contact me via email or txt and make a booking.  For longer style Kayak Tours and Gem Hunting Tours, I will txt you the details including, where and when to meet, what to bring and what to wear,

weather details ect a couple of days before the tour.

But in general, for kayaking, please dress in comfortable, sun smart clothing similar to bush walking that suits the weather forecast.  In the colder months please bring a spare set of clothes just in case.  Also please bring food/snacks of your choice and plenty of water.  I always bring water, fruit, sunscreen, spare hats as a back up.  For Gem Hunting Tours, try not to wear your Sunday best as your clothes may get trashed. Please bring spare set of clothes and socks.  If you have a wet suit or waders, bring them along?  I provide all equipment necessary for the Gem Hunting Tours including tools, gloves, gum boots and safety glasses.  Please note for Gen Hunting, there are jack jumper ants in the area so if you are allergic, let me know and DON'T FORGET YOUR EPIPEN

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Enquiries or bookings email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

                                    Mob/txt: 0435 914 869 

 
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Fishing

The North East Coast of Tasmania is recognized as a world class sports fishing destination.  Secret River Tours promotes and practices tournament style lure fishing with catch, photograph and release.  So if you’re looking for a personalized experience with the satisfaction of tracking down, and catching that trophy Bream or Trevally, and watching it swim away, you’re in the right place. Although monster bream are the favored species for most, other fish include big silver trevally,  Flathead, Australian salmon, Whiting, Snapper,Tailor and Mackerel just to name a few.  All fishing gear provided.

Enquiries or bookings 

              email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

              Mob/txt: 0435 914 869 

 

Hobie Luxury Kayaks

The Hobie Pro Angler is not your normal run of the mill kayak. They are the ultimate in user friendly kayaks.  Comfort, simplicity and stability equals excellent safety and client satisfaction for all levels of experience.  The Pro Angler is powered by the efficient push pedal system which allows you to be hands free and travel further with less effort.  

 

Booking and Prices

Please book by contacting me via email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

or call/txt Mark: 0435 914 869  
Prices for kayaking are based on a 4 1/2 to 5 hour tour 

Gem Hunting Tours will be between 6 to 7 hours in total.

I will txt and email you the essential details a couple of days before the tour :-).

 

Scamander River

$125 per adult (Single or couples)

$100 per adult for 3 or more adults. 

$60 p/ child under 16 (Max 7 people)

Departs 7.30 am  Upper Scamander RD Jetty (C421) 

Scamander River is a sheltered, family friendly, is suitable for beginners, 20 minutes from St Helens/ 5 min from Scamander

Georges Bay St Helens

$125 per adult (Single or couples)

$100 per adult for 3 or more adults. 

$60 p/ child under 16 (Max 7 people)

Departs 7.30 am from St Helens Wharf boat ramp 

 Tour subject to favorable tide and weather conditions.

Anson's Bay and River

$125 per adult (Single or couples)

$100 per adult for 3 or more adults. 

$60 p/ child under 16 (Max 7 people)

Departs 8 am from Ansons Bay boat ramp. 

Ansons Bay and River is a sheltered, family friendly and suitable for beginners, and only 30 minutes from St Helens

Gem Hunting Tours

NOT TAKING BOOKINGS AT THIS POINT.  STILL WAITING FOR FINAL APPROVAL. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT FOR MORE INFO AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS 

 

Enquiries or bookings 

              email: mark.srtours@gmail.com

              Mob/txt: 0435 914 869

Secret River Tours are happy to work with you to design a custom made tour.  It may be bird watching tours over several days and locations It may be a marriage proposal on a secluded beach with the backdrop of a spectacular sunset or a four day fishing marathon for the hard core angler. Secret River Tours are happy to negotiate custom tour prices and discounts for multiple days.   Please contact us via email for more information.

 

Contact

Please book through email or mobile phone. Please feel free to contact me (Mark) if you have any questions.  

0435 914 869

 
 
 

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