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With islands off islands and scalloped coastlines, it’s no wonder we crave aerial views of Tasmania.

Add rugged peaks and rainforest, and a patchwork of lavender and canola fields.

Soar over the state’s scenic features on zip-lines, ropes courses, chairlifts, hot-air balloons, helicopters and light planes.

 

Best aerial adventures

Low rise

If you like to be a little airborne – but not too much – elevated options include strolling in the treetops in southern Tasmania, and zip-lining or taking a high-ropes course through a forest in northern Tasmania.

Zip lining at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures
Zip lining at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures
Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett
Chair lifts

Take it slow on a chairlift. Soar over Launceston’s Cataract Gorge on a chairlift with the longest single span in the world, and rise onto The Nut at Stanley.

Ballooning

Join the early birds across northern Tasmania by lifting off near Launceston on a hot-air balloon ride at dawn.

Scenic flights & Helicopters

Take to the skies in a small aircraft or helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of the island state. Several operators run scenic flights over or around beauty spots such as Cradle Mountain, Strahan, kunanyi / Mount Wellington, Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay and Tamar Valley.

Scheduled flights

While not billed strictly as scenic flights, scheduled flights from Tasmania’s mainland to King Island or Flinders Island in Bass Strait provide stunning aerial views.

The Nut Chairlift
The Nut Chairlift
Lusy Productions

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