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.
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Full Day Tour
Departs Hobart at 9am, returns at 5pm. Approximately 2 hours flying and 6 hours spent in Southwest National Park. Includes lunch
USD $383.50Pricing details
Half Day Morning Tour
Departs Hobart at 9am returning at 1pm. Approximately 2 hours flying and 2 hours spent in Southwest National Park. Includes morning tea
Half Day Afternoon Tour
Departs from Hobart at 1:30pm returning at 4:30pm. Approximately 2 hours flying and 2 hours spent in Southwest National Park. Includes afternoon tea
Half Day Winter Tour
Departs from Hobart at 10am returning at 3pm. Approximately 2 hours flying and 3 hours spent in Southwest National Park. Includes lunch
Southwest National Park
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Live commentary on board
- Meals as per tour option selected
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Ryan L, 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.
Reviewed by: Leslie J, 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.