Visit Tasmania’s Southwest National Park by air on this full-day tour from Hobart. Part of the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is known for its untouched, remote wilderness setting and is mostly accessible only by plane or boat. Admire views of Hobart and southern Tasmania during the flight, and the land in the park for a boat cruise on Bathurst Harbour. Chose the amount of time you want to spend in the park when booking. This tour is limited to 10 people to provide an intimate small-group experience.
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 Travelers Choose This Tour
Explore the Southwest National Park by land, air, and water on this adventurous tour.
As you take off from the airport in Cambridge in your small plane, cruise over Hobart and the River Derwent, and follow the D’Entrecasteaux Channel over Recherche Bay to South East Cape, the southernmost point of Tasmania. Soar over the remote wilderness area of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Southwest National Park, marveling at the vastness of its untouched setting, and touch down inside the park at the Melaleuca Inlet. After getting off the plane, enjoy the chance to see an orange-bellied parrot, an endangered species, at the Deny King Bird Hide. Then embark on a boat ride across the inlet and into Bathurst Harbour, a pristine body of water that’s similar in size to Sydney Harbour. While you soak up the fresh air, some of the cleanest on Earth, admire views of the Celery Top Islands. Return to your plane for the flight back to Cambridge, flying over Mt Picton, Federation Peak, Huonville and central Hobart before landing at the airport to end your tour. Full-day tour: If you select this option when booking, you’ll spend about six hours in Southwest National Park. Lunch is included at a scenic location, a world away from the city, and you’ll enjoy brief bush walks with a guide. Winter tour: Operating from May to October, this half-day option shows off the park’s natural beauty in the winter months, when snow dapples the wild landscape. Lunch is included, and you’ll spend an additional hour in the park at Claytons Corner on Bathurst Harbour.
Absolutely the best tour ever! Had a wonderful time! Was lucky enough to be part of a very small group, the day was Perfect allowing us to have great view of the rugged untouched wilderness, our Pilot James was very friendly, was also air captain on the boat ride once we arrived in Malaleuca, the air so pure! In one word. - Majestic! I felt privileged to have been able to visit such a pristine, beautiful place.
The tour is great!
I was assigned to sit next to the pilot during the flight, the view is particularly great at this seat.
I enjoyed the scene at Southwest National Park and the arrangement is well.
However, I have deducted a star for the pick up arrangement. The car has been lated for 45 minutes, which is unacceptable.
This is the most amazing tour we have taken. Southwest National Park is only available by air or hiking for a week, so it is pristine wilderness. The flight was a great way to see the area and gain access to the Melaluca river. The river was also very scenic. All the tour guides were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent too. We were able to schedule a flight from Syndey in the morning and return the same night. This tour is pricey, but well worth the cost. It is a tour not to be missed.
What an adventure tour! Our guides for the day Hugh, Kendall and James were absolute professionals. From piloting the planes, providing insightful commentary, driving the boats and providing us with an amazing morning tea and gourmet luncheon, this tour really stands out as one of the best natural experiences anyone could possibly wish for. Outstanding, professional and memorable.
Very enjoyable day with Par Avion's Winter tour to the Southwest Conservation Area. 3hrs in the area doesn't sound like much but it's more than enough if you're after an unique and non-strenuous day trip out of Hobart with amazing sights and the opportunity to breathe some of the world's freshest air.
Professional, knowledgeable and capable guide and friendly service from the owner through to his staff. Hotel pick up/drop off also provided.
This was a delightful trip, flying over some of the most beautiful landscape I've ever seen. Our pilots were informative and cheerful, and we enjoyed the flights, the boat time, as well as the small bit of hiking. We couldn't have asked for a lovelier day! Thanks to everyone.
This was a trip worth doing, just to be able to gaze upon the unspoilt areas without having to put on my hiking boots. My mother and i are still waxing lyrical about the tour and our guide/pilot/captain continually gave us as much information as we could want and remember. Thank you for an absolutely awesome afternoon.