Southwest Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Aerial Views, Scenic Cruise and Local Cuisine
181 Ratings
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Southwest Tasmania's wilderness with aerial views, a scenic cruise, and delicious local cuisine. Book your adventure now!
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Hobart - Join the friendly Par Avion staff, once you board your let us amaze you. Departing daily from Hobart, our aircraft will fly you into this remote area via the south coast of Tasmania
  • Bruny Island - Fly Past
  • Southwest National Park - Flying over Hobart’s eastern suburbs and the Derwent River, we will make our way down the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, past Recherche Bay to Tasmanian’s most southern point, South East Cape. At this point we leave civilisation behind and enter the vast south west wilderness by following the South Coast Track all the way to Melaleuca.

The magnificent Southwest National Park is the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness and contains some of the finest and most remote wilderness found anywhere in the world.

On arrival to Melaleuca we’ll board our tour boat for a cruise into Bathurst Harbour, an untouched waterway twice the size of Sydney Harbour.

You will see the remote Celery Top Islands, take walks in the wilderness, giving you an opportunity to experience untouched landscape while breathing the cleanest air in the world. We will pick a remote location for a delicious lunch including Tasmanian produce and wine.

On our return to Melaleuca, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the area, including a visit to see the rare and endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot at the Deny King Bird Hide, and the award winning Needwonnee walk.

Late in the afternoon, we’ll board our aircraft again, and return to Hobart, flying via spectacular Federation Peak, and Mt Picton, over Huonville and Hobart city.

The tour is approximately 6 hours in duration. Our price includes lunch consisting of wine and Tasmanian produce, boat trip, and scenic flights to and from Melaleuca.

  • Hartz Mountains National Park - Fly past
  • Kunanyi - fly past
What's Included
  • Local Professional guide
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Beverages
  • All activities
What's Not Included
  • National Parks Pass (available for purchase if required)
Additional Information

Embark on a journey to Southwest National Park, the grandest national park in Tasmania, and immerse yourself in the allure of this Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site. Experience majestic sights of Hobart and the secluded southwest of Tasmania on your airborne journey to the national park, and set out on a picturesque cruise to Bathurst Harbour, a secluded water passage thrice as large as Sydney Harbour.

Each tour package comprises of two breathtaking scenic flights, a boat voyage to Bathurst Harbour, and a lunch inclusive of delicacies from Tasmania and wine.

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
115 Kennedy Dr
Kennedy Drive
Par Avion Wilderness Tours
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(181 Ratings)
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May 16, 2024
Spectacular! - Simply amazing !! A must do not only for visiting tourists but for all Tasmanians as well! Thanks to Par Avion , their pilots and guides for providing this superb experience.
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Apr 20, 2024
A magical tour by light plane and boat - Our pilots (Michael flying in, Theo flying out) were outstanding - professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They were also excellent pilots(!) which was reassuring when flying into such a remote and mountainous region in a tiny plane. Theo was our guide for the boat tour and honestly he (and the sunny day) made our whole day perfect. It began with morning tea in the museum, then the trip by boat out to Bathurst Harbour. The day was exceptionally calm and sunny (a rarity in these parts), so Theo was able to stop the boat in the midst of the harbour so we could absorb the silence and scenery. I'd have to say that moment was a lifelong dream, and it didn't disappoint. It was a perfect, still morning with luminous clouds and glittering reflections of the mountains all around. Magical! We were also very lucky to be able to venture as far as Port Davey. On the way back we stopped for a delicious lunch and wine on 'Balmoral Beach' in the warm sunshine, then had a look at a sea eagle's nest and Win and Clyde's old home on the riverbank before heading back to the airstrip. Theo flew back to Hobart over the mountains so that we could see the same country from the air, pointing out walking trails and landmarks, and talking about the history of this rare and precious wilderness area. Full marks to Par Avion office staff too - we were staying at Melaleuca for a few days before the tour, and were getting a big anxious about whether the tour would even happen (weather!) and even if we could get out before our food ran out! All in all, this trip was one of the best experiences of my life!
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Mar 23, 2024
A fantastic day out - What a fantastic tour and such a privilege to be able to fly into one of the most remote parts of SW Tasmania. Our group travelled in the 10 and 6 seater planes. I got the back seat of the 6 seater which was brilliant in terms of the views. Our pilots were fantastic with great commentary and talked us through when to expect turbulence, particularly on the way home as we experienced some pretty strong winds and bumps flying over the mountains. The boat tour with Meg was fantastic and her knowledge of the area made the trip even more special. I would highly recommend this tour. If you are prone to a bit of motion sickness on planes, come prepared as it can be quite bumpy around this part of Tasmania. I don’t get air sick but my sneaky glass of red wine at lunchtime had other ideas on the return trip! However, it was worth it for the spectacular views.
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Mar 23, 2024
Fantastic expedition in beautiful wild Tasmania ! - Was a great tour very well organised from the flight from Hobart to Melaleuca to the Boat scenic ride. Pilot and Guide are extremely knowledgeable, accommodative and just very nice guys Thank you!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 8, 2024
SOUTH WEST TASMANIA AT ITS BEST! - Fantastic experience of Tasmanian coastline with commentary to match both on plane, land and boat. Weather was perfect and water was mainly calm. Morning tea and lunch was great and well presented. Ample time to enjoy. Weather enabled us to take plenty of pictures. We were a group of 10 and we flew on the 4 seater which quite comfortable and enabled us to enjoy the view. Would definitely recommend this trip.
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Feb 25, 2024
South West - Fantastic day, very informative, great tour guide and magnificent scenery. Great weather and beautiful flight highly recommended
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Feb 19, 2024
Day tour to the remote SW of Tasmania - My wife, son and myself recently took the one day tour through Par Avion to the remote South West corner of Tasmania. This is an exciting, informative and enjoyable trip which we thoroughly recommend. The Par Avion team at the airport, the pilots and Greg who was our tour leader are all very enthusiastic and passionate about this part of the world and it is a privilege to be taken somewhere so utterly remote and untouched. Incredibly there are some hardy folk who over the decades have actually lived, worked and brought up their family here and it was wonderful to hear about their stories and to see where they lived and worked. We flew by plane to the Bathurst harbour area, did some easy walking and then transferred to a boat tour before returning in the late afternoon. Thank you again and keep the stories alive
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Jan 16, 2024
Definitely to be experienced - You get a chance to experience the flight from front and back seat perspectives. On the ground , it’s just absolutely unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful. Guide is entertaining too, with quite a bit of good banter.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 9, 2024
A once in a lifetime experience executed by Par Avion brilliantly. - What an amazing experience! Our pilot Ollie was welcoming & knowledgeable on both flights and deserves 10/10 for his landings! Tour guide Callum was next level… his enthusiasm for his job and the area were incredible. He interacted with all members of our group fabulously, including my 10 year old daughter. His love for the Southwest Wilderness was contagious. Morning tea & lunch were a beautiful showcase of Tassie as well. The scenery was simply mind blowing and our adventure is something I will fondly remember for many years to come. A once in a lifetime experience that is simply a MUST if you get the chance.
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Jan 9, 2024
Wonderful Wilderness - A thrilling unique experience, it's the only way to go (to experience the area unless you know someone with a yacht) with a knowledgeable guide who stays with the group all day, a friendly pilot making everybody at ease and giving information enroute, a superb luxury picnic lunch on a beach and a thrilling speedy boat ride on Bathurst Harbour out towards the ocean.
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up to 15 guests
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July 2024