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Your river sledding experience

Meander the Meander River Tasmania

Whether you’re looking for a fun, family activity or you’re keen to explore the Meander Valley region, you’ve come to the right place. At Meander Wilderness Experiences we’re all about highlighting the unique flora and fauna of the Meander River while you soak (literally!) in the sights. Our tours are a whitewater experience, where you’ll enjoy the thrill of grade one & two rapids all while taking in the tranquility of the Meander River and its surrounds. You’ll be taken through a full briefing before hitting the water for a skills session before you float your way toward the first round of rapids. From here, you’ll spend 1.5 to two hours on the water and travel three kilometres downstream while our guides share local stories from days gone by and give you the option to try out tricks with your newfound river sledding skills!

Our tours kick off at the Meander Memorial Hall where we’ll meet you and you’ll be introduced to our awesome guides. From here, you’ll be transported to the riverbank where our river sledding adventure begins! We’ll look after you from the moment you arrive, right through to when we conclude the tour and you’re dropped back to the Hall.

We think the best thing about our tours is getting out in our adventure playground with the fresh air and the pristine water which has flowed directly from the rugged Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. So go on, have a gander at Meander with us!

Tour details

How long is the tour?

Our tours run for a minimum of three hours and a maximum of four hours, this includes transport to and from the river and your time sledding. You’ll spend 1.5 to two hours on the water, depending on the conditions.

Tour times

Saturdays 8.30am & 12.30pm*.

If you’d like to book a tour during the week, this can be arranged. River sledding is a great team building activity and we cater for private and corporate groups, simply fill in our contact form.

*Please note: tours must be booked 48 hours in advance.

Price

$120 per adult
$90 per child

Age

River sledding is suitable for ages 13+ (children under 18 must have their form filled in by a parent or guardian). Children are permitted to take part in the tour without an accompanying adult and will be cared for by our guides.

Your physical ability

To get maximum enjoyment out of the tour, you need to be able to use your upper body to paddle some sections of the river. We recommend as long as you can put on a wetsuit, swim at least 20 meters and are confident in the water, you’re good to sled!

Group size

Maximum 10 participants with two guides.

What to bring

All the equipment you need for your day on the Meander River will be supplied, but be sure to pack:

  • Your sense of adventure!

  • Warm clothing to change into at the end of the tour

  • A towel

  • If you wear glasses we strongly advise you use contacts if possible

What we supply

As well as our brand new inflatable river sleds, we supply:

  • Wetsuits

  • Life jackets

  • Helmets

  • ‘Wet socks’ (don’t worry, these are rubber boots - not soggy socks!)

  • Thermals (if required)

  • Gloves

The Meander Wilderness Experiences team

Our crew are passionate about the Meander region, the community and the environment with an ‘Oceans 11’ level of skills and expertise to match. They will keep you safe, entertained and most importantly make sure you have a fun day on the river.

Where to meet

Meander Memorial Hall, 124 Main Road, Meander - we’ll pick you up and drop you off back here.

Waiver form

All participants are required to complete a waiver form on the day prior to hitting the water. You can view a copy of our waiver form here.