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Southwest Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Fly Cruise and Walk Including Lunch provided by Par Avion

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Southwest Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Fly Cruise and Walk Including Lunch

Southwest Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Fly Cruise and Walk Including Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Take a scenic flight from Hobart to Tasmania’s Southwest National Park
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
22
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Discover Tasmania’s Southwest National Park by plane during this tour from Hobart. This remote UNESCO World Heritage Site is mostly accessible via plane or boat. During the flight, check out Hobart and southern Tasmania from above before touching down inside the wilderness setting. Then board a boat and cruise around Bathurst Harbour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Meals are included depending on selected tour option
  • Explore the park and cruise Melaleuca Inlet and Bathurst Harbour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided
What to expect
After being picked up at your Hobart hotel, begin your small-group tour by taking flight in a plane from the Cambridge airport and enjoy the aerial views of the region. Land inside the remote wilderness of UNESCO–listed Southwest National Park, which is part of the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area. Then, climb aboard a boat that crosses the inlet into Bathurst Harbour, which is about the size of Sydney Harbour, and catch a glimpse of the Celery Top Islands. On the flight back to Cambridge, take in the sights of Mount Picton, Federation Peak, Huonville, and central Hobart. At the end of the tour, get dropped off at your hotel. Lunch and brief guided bush walks are included during the full-day tour option. Plus, from May to October, there’s a special winter option that includes lunch and additional time at Claytons Corner on Bathurst Harbour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Meals are included depending on selected tour option
  • Explore the park and cruise Melaleuca Inlet and Bathurst Harbour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided
What to expect
After being picked up at your Hobart hotel, begin your small-group tour by taking flight in a plane from the Cambridge airport and enjoy the aerial views of the region. Land inside the remote wilderness of UNESCO–listed Southwest National Park, which is part of the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area. Then, climb aboard a boat that crosses the inlet into Bathurst Harbour, which is about the size of Sydney Harbour, and catch a glimpse of the Celery Top Islands. On the flight back to Cambridge, take in the sights of Mount Picton, Federation Peak, Huonville, and central Hobart. At the end of the tour, get dropped off at your hotel. Lunch and brief guided bush walks are included during the full-day tour option. Plus, from May to October, there’s a special winter option that includes lunch and additional time at Claytons Corner on Bathurst Harbour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5968DIW_SWS
Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Nill
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 115 Kennedy Dr, Cambridge TAS 7170, Australia Par Avion Wilderness Tours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Nill
Departure details
  • 115 Kennedy Dr, Cambridge TAS 7170, Australia Par Avion Wilderness Tours
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 Jan 2021
A note from Southwest Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Fly Cruise and Walk Including Lunch
Face Masks required to be worn in Airport Terminal and on board our aircraft - we will provide these for you in required
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    115 Kennedy Dr
    115 Kennedy Dr, Cambridge TAS 7170, Australia
    Par Avion Wilderness Tours
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Hobart
    Bruny Island
    Hartz Mountains National Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Libby C
2 contributions
Family
Our pilot/captain, Liam, made this day one of the most wonderful and memorable experiences I have ever had. He was so engaged in showing us around Bathurst Harbour on the boat, then all the incredible sights of the South West from the air.
The morning tea and lunch food was delicious, and the spots where we stopped to eat were breathtaking.
This was just the most fantastic way to experience the incredible South West corner of Tassie, would highly recommend - particularly if you can get Liam to take you!
Written 12 February 2021
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ParAvionManagement
Thanks for the review and mentioning Liam! So glad to hear you enjoyed your day
Written 13 February 2021
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AnniKK
Port Macquarie, Australia31 contributions
Couples
I wanted to make sure that we had the most memorable last day of 2020! As a treat, I booked the Southwest Wilderness Par Avion day trip. We were not disappointed. Brilliant value for $. The flight there and back was magical, the pilot being exceptionally professional and informative. The rugged beauty of the SW, the wild coastline and glimpses of the SW walking track was simply wonderful. The tiny quartzite Melaleuca airstrip welcomed us and we enjoyed a cup of coffee in Deny King’s bird hide. Our guide Greg provided endless stories and information of the area and its history. We boated through Bathurst Harbour to Port Davey, landing on Balmoral Beach for a wander through the quartz sand and shells. Enjoying a Covid friendly sumptuous lunch, washing it down with a crispy cool Tassie white or red. Onboard we headed towards the Southern Ocean admiring geological features and wildlife (eagles) before heading back to Melaleuca. The flight home took us north along the Arthur Range, down the valley to Huonville and towards Hobart. Exceptional views from every seat in the plane! Highly recommend this trip for a once in a life time experience of this last bastion of wilderness as a reminder to keep fighting to keep places like this wild!
Written 9 January 2021
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Robert R
Hobart, Australia18 contributions
The trip was superbly organised right from the time of booking with special dietary requirements being no problem at all. We had been watching the weather forecast closely all week and at check-in were assured by Ben, one of the pilots, that the weather would be OK. Our pilot James not only flew us down but was an excellent source of information, our guide and the skipper on our cruise.

To visit this amazing part of the State in fine weather was incredibly lucky and we saw a wilderness and water area that stunned us all. The flight in was coastal with views including Maatsuyker Island and the flight back passed close to Federation Peak. James's geographical and geological knowledge was essential for our appreciation of what were seeing.
Written 13 February 2021
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Thank you for spending the day with us!
Written 15 February 2021
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Malcolm H
Hobart, Australia8 contributions
What a magical place. Great flights to and from Melaleuca, with amazing scenery. Once arrived, the time cruising on Bathurst Harbour was so special and peaceful.
Our pilot/skipper/guide/waiter was just great. He was knowledgeable and very helpful and considerate.
My only negative - we were a bit cramped in the plane, a Britten Norman Islander. However, the flight was only one hour each way so that didn't detract too much from a wonderful day.
Our day was enhanced by beautiful weather - clear and calm.
Par Avion was very good in delaying our initial trip due to inclement weather. The staff were good communicators and very accommodating when deciding on a replacement date. Being local made it easy for us.
So my best advice for people booking this trip - try to give yourself enough options for the date of your trip. If you're spending five days in Hobart, book this trip for the first day and try to keep your other plans flexible so you could still experience this trip if it is initially delayed by bad weather.
Written 30 September 2020
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ParAvionManagement
Greatly appreciated ... use the Islander is a ... “special” aeroplane ..., but with the airstrip 450M long, as much as I’d love to bring something with an aisle in, my options are a little limited .... thank you for using your money to travel with us during these tricky times and I’m so happy you enjoyed your day!’ Shannon
Written 1 October 2020
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Nathan_E_QLD
Sandgate, Australia2 contributions
A MUST SEE PART OF THE WORLD

This tour was fantastic from start to finish, and the included a full day of diverse activities and interactions. The flight out over the coastline was spectacular and a great way to see Hobart and the South West. The flight back over the mountains was equally amazing with unique scenery moving inland and back to Hobart. The day out on the was a great way to see this truly wild and untouched area. The tour boat was perfectly suited and the provided food and drink was excellent. Guides are very knowledge and the information on the area and history is interesting. Highly recommend this tour and appreciate the excellent day out with our Pilot and Day Guide.
Written 20 February 2022
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Anne D
Lindisfarne, Australia13 contributions
This tour was wonderful. Gavin our pilot did a great job providing great commentary on our way following coastline down. We were in a very small plane but the ride was very smooth. When we got to Mellaluca our guide Greg took over and we had a great time with him. He was very knowledgeable and showed us around Denny Kings museum and around where he lived then onto the boat and out to Bathurst Harbour and Port DVey. The weather was perfect so we were able to enjoy a great time exploring the area. Scenery was spectacular. Our plane trip home took us up through the Huon Valley and over Hobart.
Written 23 October 2020
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Thanks for the review Anne
Written 24 October 2020
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David P
3 contributions
This has been on our bucket list for sometime and what an absolutely perfect day.
Zayden’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the history of melaleuca and the characters and so much more was enlightening and entertaining.
Breath taking scenery a photographers dream and a picnic on Balmoral beach. Highly recommended.
Written 9 May 2021
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ParAvionManagement
Thank you !
Written 10 May 2021
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Buffy
Tamworth, Australia20 contributions
A wonderful day out. The flights made certain we saw as much as possible from the air with expert commentary. The cruise was spectacular to say the least. Staff were attentive, knowledgeable and highly informative without being over the top or pushy. There was time to just enjoy the amazing spectacle of nature around me as well as to listen. Morning tea and lunch were a pleasant surprise for their taste, presentation and standard. I was not expecting gourmet food. Overall it was a truly wonderful and picturesque experience that was managed particularly well by Par Avion and James our pilot/guide/ boat driver.
Written 14 January 2021
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Thank you! and appreciate you mentioning James!
Written 16 January 2021
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Prado 150
Hobart, Australia271 contributions
My wife and I, along with another couple, booked Par Avion's Southwest Tasmania Wilderness Experience as although we are Tasmanian locals, we had not seen the South West of Tasmania in any great detail. The whole experience was first class. Booking was easy, the reception at Cambridge Airport by Par Avion staff was professional, and the flight to and from Melaluka as spectacular to say the least. Somewhat bumpy in parts given the weather, but all very manageable. On arrival, you are not rushed but your 8 hour day is very full. We got to see a number of the extremely rare orange-belly parrots in the wild from a viewing stand (only 70 are claimed to remain) and then it was off onto Bathurst Harbour for a boat tour. The Harbour is twice the size of Sydney Harbour and provides shelter for boats sailing around South West Tasmania, We stopped at various locations and an added bonus was we were able to assist two bush walkers cross the Bathurst Harbour narrows where you need to exchange small boats from either side. They were walking the iconic South West Track which takes 7 days so that was great. A great lunch was provided at a private and secluded site which was of great quality, including excellent Tasmania wines. All in all an absolutely great experience in a remote part of Tasmania that very few get to see. Absolutely spectacular country, scenery and service, and great value. Highly recommended.
Written 28 February 2020
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Interloca
London, UK13 contributions
We were lucky enough to book this plane and boat tour on a calm and sunny early autumn day. We left on time and had a brilliant flight over the SW coast to the landing strip by Bathurst Harbour. Our informative pilot also turned out to be our boat captain and caterer all conducted with effortless aplomb. The boat journey at a brisk 45 k/hr took us as far as the swell of the Southern Ocean and the Breaksea Islands. Two stops, for coffee and lunch provided us with surprisingly tasty meals, wine included. We arrived punctually back at the airfield after an exciting flight inland over the mountains.
Our party took a boat which proved difficult to start on departure. Its motor also stopped working on two occasions during our trip. The standby outboard could not be lowered into the water. Luckily the main motor was revived both times. I'm sure the outfit is now on to this.
A very enjoyable and thrilling tour. Pray for good weather and it will be truly memorable.
Written 5 March 2020
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