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NEW FOR 2024!

5 Day / 4 Night
Tassie Swim Journey

TASSIE SWIM JOURNEYS

Tassie Swim Journeys is brought to you by renowned Swim Coach Lisa Albinus, in partnership with One Ocean International - Australia's longest-running and leading Watermanship training organisation.​

Together, we've designed an immersive package that not only highlights the beauty of Tasmania's spectacular North East, but also provides you with specialised coaching and instruction to help build your skills and confidence for open-water swimming.

We have assembled an amazing team of knowledgeable and passionate local guides, coupled with a hugely experienced water safety and instruction team.

Come and experience one of the last, great wilderness areas with us!

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 Swim Package Inclusions:

  • Epic local guides and instructors! We live here in beautiful North East Tassie and we will show you all the hidden gems you've always dreamt about. We've got a pretty good idea of where the best coffee, food and swim spots are too!!

  • Transfers to-from Launceston to accommodation. We will have set pick-up and drop-off times for Launceston airport/city. Hobart transfers can be arranged for an additional fee.

  • 4 nights beachside accommodation. Most rooms will be twin share, however single/triple share pricing is available on request, subject to availability.

  • Freshly prepared gourmet food. We provide all breakfasts, all lunches and 3 evening meals. We've left one dinner free for participants to purchase on their own so you have the option to enjoy more of your favourite Tassie delicacies!

  • Transport to-and-from all itinerary activities, including swim sessions and sight-seeing.

  • A Level 1 Waterwomanship / Watermanship Certificate from One Ocean International.  This certificate is designed to give participants a solid set of skills, knowledge and physical capabilities to safely enjoy changing ocean environments. It's an experience that will change you forever!

  • Marine Life Presentation from a Tassie Marine Life expert.

  • Entry to a Tassie Nature-based / Eco-tourist attraction.

  • Instructed Yoga sessions from the legends at our local yoga studio.

  • Sauna sessions.

  • ...and so much more!!

Itinerary

Swim, Eat, Play, Sleep, Repeat…. 

 

Your Journey Overview 

5 days of swimming with at least 5 stunning locations to explore. We’ll offer one swim on days 1 & 5 and two swims on days 2,3 & 4. You choose how much swimming you wish to do. There’s plenty of time to relax, sightsee and experience Tassie’s East Coast. 

 

Day 1 

We look forward to meeting you in Launceston at either the City (approx. 12.30pm) or Airport (approx. 1.30pm) pick-up locations for our bus transfer to the coast.  (Times to be confirmed once we have everyone’s flight or other travel details)   

We'll cap off the day with an easy afternoon swim in Scamander to settle in, pre-dinner welcome drinks and sunset ocean views with our meal.  Relax! 

 

Day 2 

Kick-start the day with a beautiful Beaumaris sunrise swim for the early birds and a beachside breakfast. Then we'll jump into some theory and practical time for our Watermanship / Waterwomanship skills to prepare you for your ocean adventures. More swimming and free time in the afternoon before testing our taste buds on local wine, gin, whiskey and delicious food. 

 

Day 3  

The world-famous Bay of Fires is a swimming paradise and we’ll even share a few secret spots for a swim around St Helens Point anyone keen for a second swim! 

We'll have a picnic lunch on the beach, with locally-grown fresh Oysters. Yoga, massage, sauna and an afternoon siesta are all options before going out for dinner and a wildlife presentation. 

 

Day 4  

We'll head south to Bicheno and Diamond Island – home to the ‘Devil of a Swim’, an inspiring challenge. What will be your challenge 1,2 or 5k around the island? Sightseeing in the afternoon, recovery swim, eco-tourism experience and maybe sampling more of the local delicacies and beverages this area is famous for. 

 

Day 5 

Jump in for an early swim near Scamander before breakfast overlooking the ocean and then check out. We'll get you back to Launceston airport/city with plenty of time for your afternoon/evening flights.  If you’re extending your Tassie holiday – enjoy! 

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 Swim Safety

+ Medical Support

Your safety whilst in Tasmania is our number one priority.

Whether it's in the water, or on dry land, we will take every precaution we can to make sure you enjoy your holiday and - most importantly - return safely to your loved ones with some epic tales to tell!

Our safety team includes in-water and on-land support with qualified Paramedics, Remote First Aid and Surf Lifesaving personnel. 

Our instructors have Open Water Swimming, Triathlon, Cold Water Therapy and Diving qualifications.

 

AMBULANCE

It is highly unlikely that it will be needed, however we recommend all swimmers have Ambulance cover for this trip (as a bare minimum), due to the remote location. There is a hospital in St Helens, however many cases are forwarded onto Launceston Hospital, which is a 2 hour trip by road.

Tasmanian residents are eligible for free ambulance transfers, however interstate swimmers will need to check if you have reciprocal cover with your state ambulance service and/or cover under private health.

 

INSURANCE

One Ocean International holds extensive Public Liability and indemnity insurance for all water and instruction activities. This policy is held with Dive Master Insurance (as Agents for Lloyds of London). 

Medical + Minimum Swimming Ability

All swimmers will be required to sign a Medical Declaration and a Statement of Swimming Ability.

 

If you have any concerns about your health or fitness in relation to your capacity to attend please discuss with your GP and contact us if you have any questions.

 

Minimum Swimming Distance requirement is 400m of continuous swimming.

 

The small group enables us to tailor your Tassie Swim Journey, anywhere from 'turtle', to 'dolphin' speed, to suit where you’d like your journey to take you.

 

We’ll have 1:5 ratios in the water with the flexibility for 1:2 if required.

Wetsuits optional:  February to April are the warmest months for swimming in Tassie and often we swim without a wetsuit or just use them for longer swims.  A triathlon or swim-specific wetsuit or a flexible well-fitting surf wetsuit you can comfortably swim in will be fine.  (A Christmas wishlist idea maybe!?) 

 

We'll provide a detailed packing list once your booking is confirmed. 

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Cancellation +

Amendments Policy

Cancellation by YOU:

- Over 60 days prior to commencement: full refund, less a $200 booking fee.

- Less than 60 days prior to commencement: 50% refund of any monies paid.

- Less than 30 days prior to commencement: no refund of any monies paid.

- If you need to cancel between 31-60 days prior to commencement we will hold 50% of any monies paid in credit. This credit must be used to make a booking on a future Tassie Swim Journey within 6 months of cancellation.

 

Cancellation by US:

- If One Ocean International/Tassie Swim Journeys needs to cancel due to not gaining minimum numbers or adverse conditions, we will attempt 30 days notice and offer a transfer to an alternate Tassie Swim Journey, or a full refund.

- One Ocean International/Tassie Swim Journeys reserves the right to modify or adapt the advertised Tassie Swim Journey without notice, in the interest of participant safety. 

ABN: 97 406 347 053

Insurance: Dive Master Insurance

(as Agents for Lloyds of London)

Policy: DMI/185560/20

PHOTO + VIDEO CREDITS

Keith Deverell @ bluescreen.studio

Nathan Burns @tassienath

Lisa Albinus

Fiona Perrin @theflophousescamander

Tassie Swim Journeys and One Ocean International acknowledge the ancient history of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the First People of Lutruwita/Tasmania. We deeply respect and continue to learn from their connection to family, community, the land, sea, and waterways that has continued for over 2,000 generations. We pay our respects to Tasmanian Aboriginal leaders past, present and emerging.

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