Tour code: 5968EAST
Admire the east coast of Tasmania from the air on this day trip that includes a round-trip flight from Hobart and a boat cruise. From the plane, look down on Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula, and then land on Maria Island to visit the World Heritage–listed Darlington probation station, part of a former penal colony. Enjoy a boat ride around the island, and fly over the Tasman Peninsula to see Port Arthur on the return journey. Lunch with wine and hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour limited to 10 passengers. 

Highlights

  • See Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania's East Coast by air
  • Land on Maria Island and explore the former penal colony at Darlington
  • Take a scenic cruise around Maria Island
  • Fly over the historic Port Arthur
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch of Tasmanian produce and wine on Maria Island

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The aerial views of Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula are nothing short of breathtaking. Traveling by air also allows time for exploring pristine Maria Island. This is an intimate journey highlighting the unspoiled natural beauty and fascinating historic sites of Tasmania's east coast.

What You Can Expect

Tasmania East Coast by Air Including Maria Island Tour and Cruise

Freycinet Peninsula

Your day trip starts with pickup in Hobart for the drive to the airport in Cambridge, where you’ll hop aboard your small plane. Then take off to the north, following the east coast of Tasmania up to the Freycinet Peninsula, home to one of Tasmania’s most famous natural sights, Wineglass Bay.

As you look down on this pristine stretch of shoreline, admire its wineglass shape and remote wilderness setting before continuing your 80-minute flight to Maria Island. Land here to visit Darlington, the site of an Australian penal colony from 1825 to 1850. Part of the Australian Convict Sites UNESCO World Heritage site, the Darlington probation station is home to 14 historical structures that remain unchanged since the prisoner era.

Next, take a boat cruise around the island for scenic views from the water (if weather conditions do not allow a boat ride during your tour, you’ll visit the island’s seal colony instead), and then return to the island for lunch, served with wine. Your day trip ends with the 40-minute flight back to Hobart, taking you over Tasman Peninsula’s rugged cliffs for a view of the Port Arthur historical penal settlement. Look down on the remote lighthouse, admire waves crashing against Shipsterns Bluff and enjoy views of the Hobart skyline before touching down at the airport. 

Customer Reviews

Jinnine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great Day

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