Meander Wilderness Experiences

Are you ready for an epic Tasmanian adventure? Meander Wilderness Experiences is the first River Sledding adventure and is considered the ultimate sledding experience that will unleash your inner thrill seeker and leave you buzzing with excitement.

One of the top 10 things to do in Tasmania, your experience takes place on the Meander River in Northern Tasmania, located 50 minutes from Launceston or Cradle Mountain

Meander Wilderness Experience Founder

The founder Daniel Wickham’s aim is simple: to showcase the Meander Valley region as a place where people can immerse themselves in the wilderness – all while having a bucket load of fun and adventure while in Tasmania!

Daniel’s father, Ellis Wickham purchased a 112-acre property in the Meander Valley in 1974. Meander Wilderness Experiences is a platform to share his own passion and the passion that the locals in this area have for their community and environment with like-minded adventure seekers.

ABOUT — Meander Wilderness Experiences

River Sledding Adventure

Meander Wilderness Experiences is the first River Sledding adventure in Tasmania and one of the top things to do in Tasmania. Understandably, a lot of people don’t know what to expect.  The biggest fear is that they’ll get cold – apparently, it’s a thing Tassie is known for. 

They will provide a 3mm thick and double layered over the chest.  They also provide gloves, booties, life jackets and helmets.  With all that on, you are set and the spirit of adventure kicks in leaving any thought of the cold behind. 

Nature retreats

River Sledding is simple in practice. We give you heavy-duty sleds, show you how to operate them then let you lose on the Meander River. Your sled is like a thick blow-up mattress, it has a handle for carrying and to help you hang on.

What to Expect in River Sledding

The tours are a whitewater experience, where you’ll enjoy the thrill of grade one and two river rapids all while taking in the tranquillity 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 the guides share local stories from days gone by and give you the option to try out tricks with your newfound river sledding skills!

The tours kick off at the Meander Memorial Hall where they’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! They will look after you from the moment you arrive, right through to when we conclude the tour and you’re dropped back to the Hall.

River Sledding Tour Details

River sledding is suitable for children with a minimum height of 130cm. If younger children are accompanying a family group and do not meet the minimum height, they are still able to experience the thrill alongside our river guide in an inflatable kayak.

Note: 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.

What You’ll Need to Bring

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

  • 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

Meander Wilderness Experiences will provide brand new inflatable river sleds, and will also supply:

  • Wetsuits
  • Life jackets
  • Helmets
  • ‘Wet socks’ (don’t worry, these are rubber boots – not soggy socks!)
  • Thermals (if required)
  • Gloves


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