Especially in Tasmania where you’ve got Bay of Fires, Cataract Gorge, Port Arthur, Hobart, Tasmania Zoo and so much more. 

Fortunately for you, this lot come recommended by fellow backpackers.

Meet the finalists for ‘Tasmania: Best Tour/Activity’ at this year’s Golden Backpack Awards…


Adventure Tours

Adventure Tours Australia is an award-winning travel company specialising in small group tours. Adventure travel is a mind set and these guys have been bringing together like-minded people for more than 20 years. They know how to get to the heart of a destination and say their guides are the best in the business. From the outback to the coast, Adventure Tours Australia offers three unique tour styles designed to deliver an unforgettable, authentic taste of Australia and New Zealand no matter what your budget is.


Bruny Island Tours

There are numerous ways you can tour and enjoy the amazing place that is Bruny Island. Bruny offers tourists a wide range of options and caters for every budget. If you want you can stay in five-star eco-accommodation or in a comfortable beach side shack, or even camp for free at one of Bruny Island’s many beautiful camping grounds. Offering walks, dives, cruises and kayaking, Bruny Island Tours is a good-value option.


Cradle Mountain Canyon Tours

Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is one of the most popular natural tourist destinations in the state. Icy streams cascade out of rugged mountains, stands of ancient pines mirror in the still waters of glacial lakes and an abundance of wildlife guarantee there is always something to mesmerise you. What better way to enjoy this assault course crafted by Mother Nature than canyoning? Jump, swim and whizz your way through the waterfalls and gorges with Cradle Mountain Canyon Tours.


Jump Tours

Greg Price established Jump Tours in 2007 with one van and a vision of creating an affordable way for backpackers and budget travellers to see Tasmania. For a long time young visitors to Tasmania could only book expensive tours made for older travellers – Jump changed everything. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Jump won the award for Best Tour/Activity in Tasmania at the Golden Backpack Awards. The best bit? Jump Tour departures are guaranteed, so guests have unbeatable confidence when they book a trip with Jump.


Under Down Under

Under Down Under specialises in small group tours throughout Tasmania. With a varied range of tours, it provides visitors with a hassle-free and eco-friendly way to experience the state on a budget. The tours range from 2 ½ hours through to nine days, and have a focus on sharing adventures through Tasmania’s Wilderness with like-minded travellers. Choose from downhill bike adventures to extended state-wide tours, all aimed at showing customers what makes Tasmania such a great place.



Wayoutback is the adventure-seeker specialist based  in Central Australia. Some 14 years’ experience in exploring Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Palm Valley, the West MacDonnell Ranges and the Larapinta Trail has been extended to include Kakadu, Litchfield National Park, Tasmania and Sydney to Cairns. If you want to experience the icons, culture and the traditions of Australia in small groups, then Wayoutback is a great option.