The Derwent Descent

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The epic Derwent Descent Package


The Derwent Descent is a luxury experience near Hobart, Tasmania. A soft-adventure guided kayak trip transfers guests from one luxury hotel to the next.


This is a private and exclusive experience, open only to guests of The Woodbridge or Truffle Lodge. We currently have Descents scheduled for:

31 January, 1,2,3 February

8,9,10,11 March

6,7,8,9 April.


This epic adventure has you staying up-river at Truffle Lodge for the first two nights. On Day 3, after breakfast, you will kayak down river to The Woodbridge for the second part of your stay. While you are on the river in transit, you may see platypus and sea eagles, and will cross several low-medium grade rapids. Your guides are highly experienced and all equipment is provided.


While you are out for the day, staff can transfer your owner-driver car and luggage to The Woodbridge. Or if you have a hire car, we will organise transport back to collect your car. At The Woodbridge we will have a choice of hot or cold beverages and the option of a hot sauna and jacuzzi before going to your room. It is all down stream with the current, but there are various pick-up points planned for use as needed.


This package is a minimum 4 night stay, but you can extend the stay at either or both properties for a long as you wish.


This package includes:

  • Breakfast each morning during your stay at both properties
  • 2 course Dinner each night during your stay at both properties


TO BOOK: – This Experience requires us to co-ordinate 2 hotels and 1guide & equipment
2) We will then check if the guides are available.
3) Check which room you would like to book at The Woodbridge from the Home Page of this website.
4). Then hopefully we can put it all together.


We can also arrange on your behalf:

  • Chauffeured Airport transfers. Charges apply.
  • Helicopter transfer to Truffle Lodge from airport or other helipad.
  • Hire Car to be waiting at either property for you, Truffle Lodge on arrival, The Woodbridge on departure.
  • Seaplane or Helicopter transfers from The Woodbridge.
  • Seaplane or Helicopter sight seeing or Heli-lunch
  • Lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery
  • Paddle Boarding lesson and session
  • Guided Tours:
    • Tailored Cellar Door tours (wine, whisky, gin, vodka, rum, artisan ales)
    • Tailored¬†Sightseeing tours
    • Wilderness Walking tours
    • Wildlife Night experiences
    • Fly Fishing


How to Book



4 night Epic Derwent Descent Experience from $1390.00  per person, Twin share.

Minimum 2 person per reservation required.

Available selected dates November – March.

(PLEASE PRINT THIS PAGE as your reservation confirmation will appear as 4 nights in your room of choice at The Woodbridge, rather than 2 at Truffle Lodge + 2 at The Woodbridge…. sorry, we can’t meld the booking systems of two different properties.)