Tour Operators -- Dozens of operators run organized hiking, horse-trekking, sailing, caving, fishing, bushwalking, diving, cycling, rafting, climbing, kayaking, and canoeing trips.
One of the best operators is Adventure Tours Australia (tel. 1800/068 886 in Australia, or 08/8132 8230; www.adventuretours.com.au). It offers a 3-day East Coast Explorer tour from Devonport, taking in Launceston, Freycinet National Park, and Port Arthur, before finishing in Hobart. The tour costs A$470 to A$515 depending on accommodations. Other tours are available.
Peregrine Adventures (tel. 1300/791 485 in Australia; www.peregrineadventures.com) runs several trips in Tasmania, including a 5-day Franklin River rafting adventure and others that include kayaking and hiking. Another good operator is the Roaring 40s Wilderness Tours (tel. 03/6267 5000; www.roaring40skayaking.com.au), which offers kayaking expeditions for 3 or 7 days, as well as other tours. Tasmanian Expeditions, in Launceston (tel. 1300/666 856 in Australia, or 03/6331 9000; www.tasmanianexpeditions.com.au), runs a range of cycling, trekking, rafting, rock-climbing, and sea-kayaking trips around the island, departing from either Hobart or Launceston.