Par Avion Wilderness Tours
Par Avion provides air based tours from Cambridge Airport, in Tasmania's south.
Par Avion operates nine-passenger twin-engine and five passenger aircraft into the remote and unspoilt south-west wilderness area.
You can take a half-day or full day tour or stay the night at their wilderness camp on the shores of Bathurst Harbour. For bushwalkers, Par Avion offers a pick and delivery service along with food drops. The flight to the landing strip at Melaleuca takes around 50 minutes.
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.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Bush Walker Flights to Melaleuca
- Helicopter - City, Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula
- The East Coast and Wineglass Bay Tour
- Helicopter - Bruny Island Hopper
- A Day In The Wilderness Tour
- Southwest Wilderness camp
- Helicopter - 20 minute Hobart City Highlights
- South West World Heritage Flight
- Hobart City Scenic
- Helicopter - Frogmore Creek Winery
- South West Winter Special Tour
- Helicopter - East Coast Picnic or Oyster Shed
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).
Discover scenic Tasmania from the air during a one-hour helicopter tour from Hobart. With an experienced pilot who provides informative commentary about the history and landmarks of the Hobart area, you'll enjoy aerial views of Mt Wellington, the Tasman Bridge, the River Derwent and more. The tour takes you up the eastern coastline and provides views that extend to Tasman Island. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included. Minimum two passengers.
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.
Your tour begins with a scenic flight over Hobart city, and then continues south to the picturesque Bruny Island. You will have photographic opportunities of Bruny Island's "Neck"- a narrow isthmus joining the two parts of the island. We fly over South Bruny National Park before stopping at Bruny Island Hotel (famous for the chicken parmigiana or The Jetty Cafe at Dennes Point. The return flight will take you over Iron Pot Lighthouse and the eastern shores of Hobart. Minimum two passengers.
This is an unforgettable full day tour taking you to the heart of Tasmania's wilderness in the South West National Park, exploring the pristine waterways and wilderness of Port Davey. Tour begins with a spectacular flight over the city of Hobart the Huon Valley and then over the World Heritage listed South West National Park. After arrival at Melaleuca your guide will take you for the day, exploring this remote and pristine area. You will visit the untouched Celery Top Islands, take a walk in the rainforest and breathe some of the cleanest air in the world. During the day there is an opportunity to see the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrot. Tour includes scenic flights, boat trips, interpretative walks and lunch of Tasmanian produce including wine.
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.
Discover scenic Tasmania from the air during a 20-minute helicopter tour from Hobart. With an experienced pilot who provides informative commentary about the history and landmarks of the Hobart area, you'll enjoy aerial views of Mt Wellington, the Tasman Bridge, the River Derwent and more. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included. Minimum two passengers.
Tour starts with a spectacular flight over the remote World Heritage listed South West National Park. The flight takes in such sights as Federation Peak, Precipitous Bluff, The Western Arthur Range and Tasmania's rugged South Coast. After arriving at Melaleuca you will take a boat ride to the Marine Reserve of Bathurst Harbour. There is also an opportunity to see the rare and endangered orange-bellied parrot. Tour includes refreshments.
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.
Enjoy a 20-minute scenic helicopter flight from Hobart to Frogmore Creek Winery for a Tasmanian wine tasting and optional lunch. Take in amazing views of Hobart landmarks like Mt Wellington, the River Derwent and the Tasman Bridge, and then soar over the Coal River Valley and land right in front of the winery. After sampling Frogmore Creek's cool-climate wines, you have the option to stay for a while longer for lunch at the winery before returning to Hobart.
Let us take you on an unforgettable journey to the South West World Heritage National Park. Your tour includes scenic flight that takes in the best of Tasmania's world renowned wilderness, such as Federation Peak, the Western Arthur Range, Precipitous Bluff and Tasmania's rugged South Coast. Upon arrival at Melaleuca we take you for a boat trip to the marine reserve of Bathurst Harbour, visit the home of Deny king and take a walk in the wilderness. Lunch is included. Operates May to October.
The East Coast is the perfect place to get away for some peace and quiet, or enjoy a romantic picnic. Departing Cambridge we follow the coastline of Storm Bay to Bangor Farm, where we pick up the freshest produce for your picnic. We will then head to the secluded point of Lagoon Bay where you can enjoy the natural sounds of the land and sea.