Par Avion provides air-based tours from Cambridge Airport, in Tasmania's south.
Par Avion have a fleet of aircraft which provide the most experience's in the most special and remote parts of Tasmania including The East Coast, including Wineglass Bay and Maria Island The West Coast, focusing on Strahan and Macquarie Harbour and the South West, focusing on the South Coast, Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey
Par Avion are mainly known for their full day and overnight tours to Melaleuca, in the remote Southwest National Park. Tasmania's Southwest National Park is the state's largest and the most remote. It is the focus of the World Heritage Area, which covers 20 per cent of the island.
The area is only accessible on foot, by boat, or by air, and when you fly in you know you are entering an ancient Jurassic world.
Southwest National Park is dominated by jagged peaks and densely forested valleys, which open into button grass plains.
The area faces the full force of the Roaring Forties and includes an enormous waterway - Bathurst Harbour, which opens into Port Davey and together they are larger than Sydney Harbour.
With a focus on both FIT and Group, they can also provide both a per-seat price, or customised tours to cater to any budget.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Bush Walker Flights to Melaleuca
- The East Coast and Wineglass Bay Tour
- Southwest Wilderness Experience
- Southwest Wilderness camp
- Hobart City Scenic
Walkers taking the South Coast Track, which goes from Scotts Peak Dam to Cockle Creek, are walking landscapes formed between 200 million and one billion years ago. Par Avion operates a drop-off and pick-up service for bushwalkers into Melaleuca landing strip; they can also make pre-arranged food drops. Melaleuca is the only runway in the south-west wilderness area. The flight to the landing strip at Melaleuca takes around 50 minutes. Per Person one way Bathurst Harbour/Melaleuca to Cambridge $250. Per Person one way Cambridge to Bathurst Harbour/Melaleuca $300. Per Person Cambridge to Bathurst Harbour/Melaleuca and return $500. Allowance of 20kg per person for backpack. Excess above the 20kg is charged at $5.50 per kg. Food drops into Bathurst Harbour/Melaleuca can be arranged at $5.50 per kg (minimum charge $15.00).
The East Coast of Tasmania has some spectacular scenery, and Par Avion give you an opportunity to appreciate this, from both the air, the ground and the sea. Departing Cambridge, you'll fly up the East Coast of Tasmania toward Freycinet Peninsula, and the famous, Wineglass Bay, named one of the worlds best beaches. You'll fly overhead giving you some great photo opportunities, before tracking south, following the Freycinet Peninsula and track toward Maria Island. After experiencing this special place, we will give you a chance to see the Maria Island National Park from the Tasman Sea. With a circumnavigation of the island, or a chance to see seal colonies (route varies according to sea conditions). After lunch, you'll board your aircraft and continue towards the Tasman Peninsula, where there is an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Historic Penal settlement of Port Arthur and see the spectacular cliffs found on the eastern side of the Peninsula. You will see the remote Tasman Island lighthouse and flying over Tasmania's world-renowned big wave surfing destination, Shipsterns Bluff, before returning to Cambridge via the city of Hobart.
Discover the grandeur and spirit of the Tasmanian wilderness on our Southwest Wilderness Experience. This new eight-hour tour explores the remote and harsh southern coasts and waterways of this rugged and beautiful region of Tasmania. Landing at Melaleuca Airport, we take to the water and explore the pristine waterways of The Port Davey Marine Reserve taking in Waterfall Bay and the Breaksea Islands. After a gourmet lunch featuring delicious Tasmanian produce, we disembark the vessel and explore the Melaleuca Museum and the Needwonnee Walk, a fantastic monument to the rich indigenous history of the area. Returning to the skies, we head inland over The Arthur Range, arguably Tasmania’s most spectacular mountain range. Taking in Mount Picton and The Huon Valley, we return to Hobart via Mount Wellington for a birds-eye view of the beautiful capital of Tasmania before landing back at Cambridge.
Par Avion offer a three day, two night luxury camping experience at our fully set up camp on the shores of Bathurst Harbour, in the remote South West National Park. Over three days your experienced guide will show you the wilderness and waterways of the spectacular Port Davey Marine Reserve, a waterway over three times the size of Sydney harbour. The camp has a protected meals area, with comfortable sleeping quarters located in the rainforest. All meals and beverages are supplied.
If you are visiting Hobart, or a local, the Hobart City Scenic Flight is a great opportunity to see our wonderful city from a new perspective, from above. Taking around 30 minutes in duration, we will depart Cambridge Airport, and fly over the Eastern Shore and cross the River Derwent as we track towards Mona and the northern suburbs, flying down past Mt Wellington (a chance to see the snow in the winter months) and the Hobart City before passing Kingston, and South Arm, Clifton Beach, before returning to Cambridge. If you live in the city, we'll do our best to try and fly overhead.