Southwest Wilderness Experience
Departing from Cambridge Airport, our aircraft will fly you into this remote area via the south coast. Flying over Hobart’s eastern suburbs and the Derwent River, we will make our way down the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, past Recherche Bay to Tasmanian’s most southern point, South East Cape. At this point we leave civilisation behind and enter the vast south west wilderness by following the South Coast Track all the way to Melaleuca (Bathurst Harbour).
Landing at this remote airstrip, which is 7 days walk to the nearest town, you’ll breath the cleanest air in the world, and experience true wilderness. Our guides will take you along the Needwonnee Walk, an aboriginal interpretive experience which features elements of the 40,000 year history of the original inhabitants of the land.
Following this, you’ll experience some of the more modern history at the Melaleuca Museum, as well as a chance to see the rare and critically endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot at the Deny King Bird Hide.
Afterwards, we’ll board one of our boats for a trip down Melaleuca Inlet and into Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey, an untouched waterway three and a half times the size of Sydney Harbour.
You will see the remote Celery Top Islands, and various other landmarks which will give you an opportunity to experience untouched wilderness. Later in the day, we will pick a remote location for lunch showcasing fine Tasmanian cuisine, including award winning local wines.
Returning to Melaleuca, we will reboard our aircraft, and return to Cambridge Airport, flying via spectacular Federation Peak, and Mt Picton, over Huonville and Hobart city.
The tour is approximately 6 hours in duration. Our price includes lunch consisting of wine and Tasmanian produce, morning tea/coffee, boat trip, a ground tour at Melaleuca and 50 minute scenic flights to and from Melaleuca.
Tour commences 1 October 2018.
Pick-up available from Hobart.