Mar
22
2012

Scenic flights in the island state

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Scenic flights are a great way to see Tasmania and there are a number of small airlines and charter operators to help you explore the island state any time of year.

Whether you are keen to fly over the top of cascading waterfalls, skirt the side of mountain peaks or explore the rich beauty of the country’s southernmost tip, you can find a flight to suit your needs.

Among some of the more popular tours are helicopter flights that set off from Cradle Mountain, the North West, Launceston and Strahan – taking you on a journey through untamed wilderness and along our wild coastlines.

If you prefer the comfort of a trusty Cessna 172 (high-winged plane) but still want to see places that are off the beaten track you can easily opt for a flight with Freycinet Air.

These spectacular 30 minute scenic flights will have you feeling as if you are living the high life without breaking the holiday budget.

But if you really want to travel like a movie star then you might want to channel your inner Maverick and discover the mighty Gordon and Franklin Rivers by air.

These particular tours from Strahan are famous for deep valleys, spying extreme rapids and the chance to land on glistening reflection-filled water in a seaplane. A shore excursion will take you past ancient huon pines and contemplative moments near sublime Sir John Falls.

If Hobart is your base, then you can explore all of these airborne adventures, plus Port Arthur (landing in the bay opposite the ruins, a scenic flight over Hobart and the River Derwent, or even a unique transfer to MONA with Tasmanian Air Adventures from their seaplane mooring at Kings Pier right on the waterfront.

Freycinet Air Cessna 172 over the Hazards  Image Credit - Sam Merlo

HeliAdventures private charters Image Credit - HeliAdventures facebook Harley&Lisa

Strahan Sea Planes & Helicopters plane on the Gordon River

Strahan Sea Planes & Helicopters over West Coast Ranges

Tasmanian Air Adventures Dockside at Kings Pier

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