Come with us on a journey…
Let the everyday melt away with the ultimate Tasmanian nature experience.

Spend three adventure-packed days exploring the remote Southwest wilderness of Tasmania, staying at our private camp and enjoying delicious meals prepared from local produce and tasting the best wines that the region has to offer.

At over 4500sq km, the Bathurst Harbour Marine Reserve is three times the size of Sydney Harbour and is the ultimate destination for nature lovers with opportunities to see the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrots, visit Aboriginal middens and caves and explore the remote waterways via your private boat.

Explore the magnificent Huon Pine forest on the Old River and the untouched Celery Top Islands. During our stay, we can take a walk on untouched beaches, see wildlife or even climb a mountain. All trails are graded easy to moderate.

Your unforgettable experience begins by air, in a twin-engine Islander aircraft and landing at Melaleuca, the only way to get access to this remote area. During the flight, we witness the grandeur of this lost world and see icons of Tasmania’s world-renowned wilderness such as Federation Peak, the Western Arthur Range, Precipitous Bluff and the rugged south coast.

Arriving at Melaleuca, we board our purpose-built vessel to explore the magnificent waterways of the Port Davey Marine Reserve before making our way to the exclusive SouthWest Wilderness Camp.

Our friendly and experienced guides will be your link to this spectacular wilderness area, giving an entertaining and insightful interpretation of the region. Also highly skilled in the kitchen, our guides will also look after you and prepare your delicious meals, too!

The Southwest Wilderness Camp experience gives you a fantastic opportunity to see untouched wilderness, in one of the planet’s last remaining temperate rainforests. Breathe the cleanest air in the world, while staying in eco-friendly comfortable accommodation with hot showers, enjoying quality Tasmanian food and wine.

 Let Australia and Beyond Holidays create your “Handmade Holiday” to Tasmania

We have accommodation and touring options all over Tasmania for individual travellers or small or large groups

Add on one of these trips to the Accommodation options we have right around Tasmania for example a great boutique Hotel in Hobart. At Australia and Beyond Holidays we are known for our Handmade Holidays and can design one for you, including transfers and experiences for either individual travellers or small or large groups where you can go at your own pace.

MAYLANDS LODGE HOBART
A merchant “son of a convict”, a legendary architect, an iconic department store and The Salvo’s all play a part in the history of Maylands.

Truly boutique in nature and set within one of Tasmania’s finest Heritage properties. The styling is minimalist and rooms/suites are a fusion of modern and historic luxury.

Maylands is an urban luxury lodge on the fringe of the city. A place where relaxation, rejuvenation and a generosity of spirit come together.

The core ethos revolves around being sustainable in how we operate and our food is hyper-seasonal, homegrown, house-made and supports small local growers and producers.

One Day Trip

Southwest Wilderness Experience
See the untouched Tasmanian Southwest in a day

From $599 Per Person

The ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience
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.Great for all ages
No need for your hiking boots, this trip doesn’t include any challenging walks, just an easy stroll from the airstrip to our comfortable cruising boat.

Spectacular scenery
Bring your camera! We’ll fly over renowned Federation Peak and see some amazing landscape from the waters of Bathurst Harbour.

Guided tour
Our experienced pilot for this tour will also guide you through the day, and they’ll show you what makes this very special corner of Tasmania unforgettable.

Gift vouchers available
Give the gift of an experience they’ll never forget. This experience can be purchased as a gift voucher and redeemed at a time that suits you.

Trip Itinerary
Look forward to an adventure-packed day!

Check-in at Cambridge Airport
Please arrive with plenty of time to spare, we’ll complete a flight safety briefing and get you acquainted with your guide for the day.

Up and away!
Flight takes off from Cambridge to Melaleuca, taking in the sights along the way.

Arrival at Melaleuca
Check out the Bird Hide, and Deny King’s Museum, along with morning tea.
Explore the Needwonee Walk and board our cruising boat
An easy stroll from the Melaleuca airstrip to the beginning of the waterways that lead to Bathurst Harbour.

Cruise to Bathurst Harbour
The majesty of Bathurst Harbour awaits. You’ll witness the incredible sight of Mt Rugby standing tall over this vast harbour, and along the way we’ll find a sheltered cove to stop for lunch.
Gourmet lunch
Enjoy a gourmet lunch of Tasmanian produce, with local wine. Coffee, tea, and some sweet treats to finish.
Return to Melaleuca
You’ll once again board our boat and head back to Melaleuca. If the conditions are right and time is on our side we’ll stop and take another short walk.
Return flight to Hobart
Board the aircraft for our flight back to Hobart, over the scenic Federation Peak and the Huon Valley towards the city.
Arrive in Hobart

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Southwest Wilderness Camp
Multi-day exclusive guided camp experience

Fully inclusive on camp

4 nights / 5 Days

 

 Explore Tasmania By Air with AABH and Par Avion  

Upon Arrival at Hobart Airport you will be transferred via private transfer to The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel or Similar for one night including buffet breakfast. Renowned for spacious rooms and friendly hospitality, the Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel is centrally located a block from Hobart’s historic waterfront and within easy walking distance of Salamanca Place. Reception operates 24/7 and all apartments are serviced daily. Stockman’s restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, with a menu highlighting Tasmanian produce. The Baaa Bar features a wide range of Tasmanian wines and spirits. Room service is available 24/7

After Breakfast you will transfer for your flight to adventure:

Come with us on a journey…
Let the everyday melt away with the ultimate Tasmanian nature experience.

Spend three adventure-packed days exploring the remote Southwest wilderness of Tasmania, staying at our private camp and enjoying delicious meals prepared from local produce and tasting the best wines that the region has to offer.

At over 4500sq km, the Bathurst Harbour Marine Reserve is three times the size of Sydney Harbour and is the ultimate destination for nature lovers with opportunities to see the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrots, visit Aboriginal middens and caves and explore the remote waterways via your private boat.

The Southwest Wilderness Camp experience gives you a fantastic opportunity to see untouched wilderness, in one of the planet’s last remaining temperate rainforests. Breathe the cleanest air in the world, while staying in eco-friendly comfortable accommodation with hot showers, enjoying quality Tasmanian food and wine.

Great for small groups, our boutique eco-friendly camp can house up to eight people in comfort.

Departure from Cambridge Airport
Our tour begins with a spectacular scenic flight to the Southwest National Park. Following the coast, past Bruny Island to Cockle Creek, we’ll fly along the tough South Coast Track with its wild beaches, thick rainforests and mountain ranges. During the flight, we take in Precipitous Bluff, Mt La Perouse, Ironbound Range and remote Maatsuyker Island. We’ll also fly over the ancestral home of the Needwonnee people, who occupied Louisa Bay for thousands of years.

Bramble Cove and Mt Milner
After a hearty cooked breakfast, we’ll travel by boat through the Bathurst Narrows with its 800-metre mountains rising from the sea towards the picturesque Bramble Cove. Here we have the option of walking up Mt Milner with its beautiful views of Port Davey and the Bathurst Narrows. We’ll enjoy lunch at one of the hidden coves along the way.
Breaksea Island
Next we head out to Breaksea Island, cruising along the protected side, witnessing the array of native bird life at the mouth of Port Davey and the Caroline and Shanks Islands. We then visit an ancient aboriginal ochre cave at Schooner Cove, visit the grave site of Critchley Parker Jr. – a walker who perished exploring the “New Jerusalem” – and take a stroll along beautiful Balmoral Beach before heading back to camp for dinner and relaxation.

Mt Beattie
We’ll enjoy a cooked breakfast and consider the option of taking a walk up Mt Beattie. This 2.5-hour return walk is graded easy to moderate and offers impressive views of the whole area. If the tide and weather permits, our other option is a visit to an ancient Huon Pine forest found on the shores of the Old River. Afterwards, we’ll head back to the camp for some lunch and pack up.
Departure from Melaleuca
We’ll return to Hobart by aircraft via Port Davey, the Bathurst Narrows and then overland to the rugged Western Arthur Range, to spectacular Federation Peak, Mt Picton, the Hartz Mountain National Park and the Huon Valley.
Arrive back in Hobart at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel or similar including breakfast

Your private transfer will collect you from your hotel and take you to Hobart airport

Port Arthur Day Tour

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Port Arthur day tour

A wonderful day tour full of history, amazing scenery and maximum time at the Port Arthur Site. A compelling and dramatic reminder of our convict past and the early settlement of what was the Colony of Van Diemen’s Land –
now Tasmania.

Heading south east from Hobart, enjoy the changing scenery passing Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck and Norfolk Bay. Stop to take in the dramatic sights of stunning natural rock features. On arrival at Port Arthur enjoy an introductory 40 minute guided walking tour to familiarise yourself with this expansive site before exploring at leisure. Enjoy a short harbour cruise passing the Isle of the Dead and get a feel for what it was like to arrive by boat at this desolate location.

Highlights of this tour
Departing Hobart view Government House, home to the governor of Tasmania
Travel across the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River, and into the Coal River Valley, an award winning wine producing area surrounding the historic town of Richmond (Oct – Apr).
Enjoy an orientation drive through this quaint historic town with a short photo stop at the famous convict built Richmond Bridge (Oct to Apr)
We continue onto the Tasman Peninsula, an area abound with natural bushland, native wildlife and amazing coastal scenery
Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
Eaglehawk Neck- stunning rocky coastline
Doo Town
Our stop in the Tasman National Park at Pristine Pirates Bay, will leave you in awe of the wonderful views, rugged coastline and striking rock formations. A great photo opportunity!
Arriving at Port Arthur we have approximately 5 hours to soak up the atmosphere of this World Heritage Site
Visit the Interpretation Centre and follow the harrowing life of a convict.
Join a guided walking tour to learn about the many restored buildings and ruins
See the Penitentiary – a one time granary and flour mill, separate prison, Commandant’s House, church and more
Enjoy a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead, then back to the Historic Site for free time to purchase your own lunch and explore at your own pace.

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