Join our very special 3-day air tour to experience the breathtaking splendour of Tasmania - and enjoy her many delights.
Check in at Smartair and feel free to leave your car here. Wing your way southwest enjoying the sights of Lake Eildon and Phillip Island and remote Bass Strait islands from the air before arriving for a delicious lunch at renowned King Island. Your private afternoon tour provides insights into King Island's crayfishing and seaweed industries as well as intriguing shipwrecks.
From King Island, fly by Stanley and its famous landmark, The Nut, before a quick refuelling stop in Wynyard. Then head southwest for a birds-eye view of the World Heritage listed Tarkine Wilderness before landing on the remote but splendid west coast at Strahan for our overnight stay at Strahan Village Cottages. Highlights include a short performance of Australia's longest running play, The Ship That Never Was, which tells the dramatic true story of the last convicts' great escape from the isolation of Sarah Island, before dinner.
A morning cruise on the stunningly beautiful Macquarie Harbour is one of the highlights of this tour. It includes Sarah Island, Hell’s Gates, fish farms, and magical, ancient Gordon River scenery. Time to explore the pretty harbour town of Strahan before flying southeast over the famous waterways of the remote and rugged Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and isolated Bathurst Harbour before heading east to Bruny Island, over the mouth of the Derwent River and landing at Hobart for refuelling.
Take-off towards the Tasman Peninsula, home to infamous Port Arthur, then head north along the stunning east coast of Tasmania. Highlights include a bird's-eye view of such famous places such as Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay, Bicheno, and more... After landing at Friendly Beaches airfield your guide transports you to your charming accommodation on the Freycinet Peninsula (or similar). A delicious dinner and other special experiences await...
A leisurely morning's ground tour takes us to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse with its clifftop walk and spectacular views, with another detour to the intriguingly named Sleepy Bay or the fascinating Freycinet Visitor Centre en route the airfield. It’s then a short drive to our waiting aircraft and a breath-taking flight along the stunning Tasmanian coastline. Fly north along the spectacular Bay of Fires, see historic Eddystone Point lighthouse, overfly Cape Barren Island - home of the eponymous geese - and watch fishing boats bobbing in Bass Strait.
After island hopping across part of Bass Strait, we land at Flinders Island in time for a delicious lunch featuring local produce. Your Flinders Island experience includes learning a little of the Aboriginal history, travelling through farming areas, and enjoying spectacular vistas from special vantage points. Your scenic air tour takes you home over oil rigs in Bass Strait, the beautiful Gippsland Lakes, the Great Dividing Range and so to Albury.
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Please note: This itinerary is subject to variation if deemed necessary for operational reasons such as weather or other circumstances beyond our control.