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  • Location:Hobart, Australia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Southwest National Park by Air with Bush Walk and Harbor Cruise

Fly to Southwest National Park, Tasmania’s largest national park, in a small airplane and discover the beauty of this Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Enjoy views of Hobart and Tasmania’s remote southwest on your flight to the national park, and take a scenic cruise on Melaleuca Inlet and Bathurst Harbour. Choose from full-day, half-day and wintertime tour options, with flight numbers limited to six to 10 passengers, and experience Tasmania’s remote Southwest National Park, accessible only by air or by boat.


  • Tasmania’s Southwest National Park by scenic flight from Hobart
  • Explore the wilderness of Tasmania’s largest national park
  • Enjoy a cruise on Melaleuca Inlet and Bathurst Harbour
  • Take a bush walk through the Southwest National Park
  • Choose from full-day, morning, afternoon and winter tours

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a day you will always remember - an opportunity to discover Tasmania's remote Southwest National Park by both air and land. It's an area of pristine and untamed natural beauty. In order to appreciate this special and unique part of Tasmania. I highly recommend the full-day option

What You Can Expect

Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Southwest National Park by Air with Bush Walk and Harbor Cruise

Southwest National Park

Departing from Hobart Airport at Cambridge aboard your small plane, fly over Hobart's eastern suburbs and the Derwent River. Your route also takes you along the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and over Recherche Bay to Tasmanian’s most southerly point, South East Cape.

Entering Tasmania's vast southwest wilderness area, follow the route of the South Coast Track to land at Melaleuca Inlet. On the ground, visit the Deny King Bird Hide at Melaleuca and see the rare and endangered orange-bellied parrot.

Then board a boat to cruise along Melaleuca Inlet and into Bathurst Harbour, an untouched waterway the size of Sydney Harbour. Photograph views of the remote Celery Top Islands, and breathe the cleanest air in the world.

Your return flight to Cambridge takes you over Federation Peak, Mt Picton, Huonville and the Hobart city center.

On the full-day wilderness tour, available year-round, spend approximately six hours at Southwest National Park. Have lunch in a spectacular remote location, a world away from civilization, and take short guided bush walks through the wilderness.

The half-day option operates from November to April, with a choice of morning and afternoon departures. Enjoy around two hours in the Southwest National Park on the half-day tour, with morning or afternoon tea included in the park.

Operating only in winter, from May to October, the five-hour wintertime tour highlights the beauty of Tasmania’s wilderness dappled with snow, and includes lunch plus an hour extra on the ground at Claytons Corner on Bathurst Harbour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The pilot picked me up at the hotel, flew the plane, drove the boat, made coffee and tea and drove me back to the hotel! What service! Plus a great flight with spectacular views. Tasmania is beautiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A good and adventurous trip. Good insulation clothes should be provided. When it in the boat, too cold to enjoy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This trip is a long day but the pilots/guides/food preparers are excellent and the scenery on the way, there and on the way back is worth the effort.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Perfect wilderness experience! Good time spent both in air and on ground. Good perspective of land gained. Peaceful place but the planes used could be updated! New windows for example.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic day out flying with a very experienced pilot who was also our tour guide, boat skipper, naturalist, local historian and caterer. I went to book a half day tour but was so fortunate that only a full day one was available for me. Thoroughly recommended.

Mariusz K
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Wonderful day out...everything went smoothly and the guide was superb! Beautiful place, well worth the visit...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Fantastic, wish we could have stayed longer. What a beautiful place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Loved it 10 out of 10 be prepared for changing weather
Would do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Thanks very much. Everybody very friendly. Pickup at hotel - great. Fantastic trip all round. Good lunch.

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