South West Tasmanian Wilderness Flights
Strahan, Bathurst Harbour , Port Davey. South West National Park.
Fly with Bush Pilots Australia south across Bass Strait to the World Heritage listed South West National Park on Tasmania's rugged and inaccessible southern coast.
This remote and highly significant ecological area lies in the Tasmanian wilderness - below Strahan and Macquarie Harbour and can only be accessed by boat, plane or by a long and arduous hike (which is ok too, if that's what you're into!).
Depart Apollo Bay, cross Bass Strait via King Island then experience some of the most remote scenery in the world. After refuelling at Wynyard, on a clear day, our flight path takes us past Cradle Mountain, Frenchman's Cap, Lake Gordon, Lake Pedder then on down into the Melaleuca Airstrip on remote and serene Bathurst Harbour where we stop for lunch, visit the bird blind and ponder the heritage of the early pioneers in that area.
Originally sited to service a local tin mine, the airstrip now has vital role acting as a strategic launching pad both for adventurers and Parks Tasmania personnel preserving one of the last habitats of the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrot on it's seasonal visitation to that coast.
Overnight accommodation in the unique west coast town of Strahan is included, "...the best little town on the world"... The Chicago Tribune. Take the river cruise up the most historic Gordon River. Click here for more details on Strahan.
See the beauty and learn the tragedy of Macquarie Harbour, the history of the origins of the logging of Huon Pine in the area, and the early penal colony on Lady Sarah Island.
Check out the Gordon River cruise video
Price per person : $1,450 based on a two couple twin share basis. Includes return airfare (departing Apollo Bay on The Great Ocean Road), overnight accommodation and transfers in Strahan, Franklin River Cruise and naturally, landing and lunch at Bathurst Harbour. Two days, one night.