• Location: Hobart, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Visit Tasmania’s Southwest National Park by air on this half-day or 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. You’ll spend from two to six hours inside the park, depending on option selected 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

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What You Can Expect

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

Southwest National Park

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 (8 hours):
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.

Half-day tour (4 hours):
On the shorter adventure, which operates as both a morning and afternoon tour (your choice), you’ll spend about two hours inside the national park. Morning or afternoon tea is included.

Winter tour (5 hours):
Operating from May to October, this 5-hour 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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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.

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

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.

Bevis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

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.

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Fabulous tour. Breathtaking views of a vast pristine area. Our pilot was wonderful!

Ryan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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.

Highly recommended!

Leslie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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.

Frances M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was outstanding, one of the best tours we ever did, spectacular scenery during the flight.

Carsten H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a great trip into the Southwest Wilderness and it was one of the highlights of our 3,5 week tour in Tasmania. Nick and Thomas did a wonderful job and were the perfect pilots/guides/hosts!!!

Chantal W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

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.

Jeff S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Incredible adventure! Michael our pilot and guide did a wonderful job! The group was small and we got a chance to get to know one another. Great photo opportunities! Quiet, peaceful, beautiful. Terrific plane ride over mountains, blue/turquoise waters and white sand beaches! A must trip in Tasmania! JS

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