Coast Around Tasmania Jetski Expedition 2022

Follow us as we undertake an epic 9-Day / 1500km circumnavigation of Tasmania’s coastline on JetSkis to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention in support of the amazing team at Lifeline.

Location

Tasmania, Australia

Date

19th February, 2022

Trip Length

9 Days / 1500km

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW

What is Coast Around Tasmania?

A Jetski trip around Tasmania started as an idea between two friends, Adam Benz & Shane Ridley, who wanted to go on an epic adventure before they turned 40. 

Now over 4 1/2 years in the planning, and with Shane’s son Josh on the journey, Coast Around Tasmania aims to showcase the spectacular Tasmanian coastline, capture all the trials & tribulations an expedition of this magnitude will offer whilst highlighting the amazing work that Lifeline provides in the community around suicide prevention and awareness.

Starting in February 2022 with the voyage from Queensland, the team be driving to Melbourne to catch the Spirit of Tasmania to Devonport with Jetskis in tow.  They’ll then travel to Hobart which will be the start/finish point for the expedition.

Making their way anticlockwise, the team will ride an average of 170km per day for 9-days (not including weather lay-days) for a total of 1500km, covering some of the most spectacular coastlines Australia has to offer. Each evening the riders will be pulling into port to rest and recharge for the day ahead with the help of the road support team.

TRIP TIMELINE

Coast Around Schedule

Day 1 - Hobart to Triabunna

Starting from Tasmania's capital city and travelling around the Tasman Peninsula and past Eaglehawk Neck & Maria Island

Day 2 - Triabunna to St Helens

Leaving Triabunna, we'll head up the East Coast around the Freycinet Peninsular and into Wineglass Bay on the way to St Helens
Day 3 - St Helens to Bridport

Day 3 - St Helens to Bridport

Coasting past the spectacular Bay of Fires, the team will turn around the north-east cape and along to Bridport for the night

Day 4 - Bridport to Burnie

The team will venture around Low Head and into the Tamar River before continuing on past Devonport and into Burnie for some R&R
Day 5 - Burnie to Arthur River

Day 5 - Burnie to Arthur River

Things get real after the Stanley Nut as we wheel around the Northwest Cape and start to make our way down the West Coast
Day 6 - Arthur River to Strahan

Day 6 - Arthur River to Strahan

From the Edge Of The World into Hells Gates - as the names suggest this will be one of the more challenging legs of the trip

Day 7 - Strahan to Port Davey

This is the first of a 2-leg stretch into the remote Southwest coast where there's no road support for the team - enough fuel is crucial

Day 8 - Port Davey to Southport

After roughing it in the wilderness, we'll head around the South East Cape (southernmost point) before reaching the evening's port
Day 9 - Southport to Hobart

Day 9 - Southport to Hobart

The home stretch via Bruny Island, through the Derwent River mouth and into Constitution Dock where we'll no doubt celebrate!

Our Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to have the support of these amazing sponsor companies as they continue to help us reach the goals for this event.

"For us at Lifeline, it's about helping people to say...
living of life is really important"

Derek Tuffield OAM – Lifeline Darling Downs

THE CAUSE

Raising Awareness For Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Issues

Through the Coast Around Tasmania initiative, our joint efforts will work towards breaking down stigmas while raising awareness about mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and other mood disorders which often lead people into thoughts of self-harm or ending life prematurely altogether.

With the support of Lifeline Australia, we’re on a mission to point a spotlight on these complex social issues.

KEY PILLARS

Expedition Goals

Location

Showcase the spectacular Tasmanian coastline and rugged wilderness through the eyes of the entire team.

Cause

Raise much-needed awareness around suicide prevention and mental health issues that affect everyday Australians.

ADVENTURE

We want to make it feel like people are travelling along with us through all the trials and tribulations a Jetski safari entails

MEET THE RIDERS

On Water Team

With a passion for adventure, these three guys, along with the support of the Road Crew, will undertake the adventure of a lifetime in 2022.

Adam Benz

Head of Adventure

Shane Ridley

Chief Circumnavigation Officer

Josh Ridley

VP of Expedition

IMAGE & VIDEO GALLERY

UPCOMING EVENTS

YOU CAN JOIN US!

We’re planing a number of lead-up events, including fundraisers, tag-along ride days and more.  Click below to see our event schedule.