Coast Around Tasmania Jetski Expedition 2023
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.
9 Days / 1500km
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.
Coast Around Schedule
Day 1 - Hobart to Triabunna
Day 2 - Triabunna to St Helens
Day 3 - St Helens to Bridport
Day 4 - Bridport to Burnie
Day 5 - Burnie to Arthur River
Day 6 - Arthur River to Strahan
Day 7 - Strahan to Port Davey
Day 8 - Port Davey to Southport
Day 9 - Southport to Hobart
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
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.
Showcase the spectacular Tasmanian coastline and rugged wilderness through the eyes of the entire team.
Raise much-needed awareness around suicide prevention and mental health issues that affect everyday Australians.
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.
Head of Adventure
Chief Circumnavigation Officer
VP of Expedition
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We’re planing a number of lead-up events, including fundraisers, tag-along ride days and more. Click below to see our event schedule.