06 February 2022

Tasmanian Experience

The warmer months bring us a chance to explore the southern regions of Australia, fly to remote islands, stay amongst nature and experience Tasmania and its surroundings across 9 days of relaxation, adventure and discovery.

Tour Highlights

King Island

Visit this remote island filled with history and rugged wilderness

Spend 2 days exploring King Island, experience the delectable cheese at King Island Dairy, spend the afternoon on one of Australia's most iconic golf courses and watch the sunset across Bass Strait.

Freycinet

Explore the beautiful Freycinet National Park

Enjoy exclusive access on board the Schouten Passage II, cruising the breathtaking Wine Glass Bay. The adults only lounge with banquette style seating for up to 26 passengers provides an intimate experience, with direct access to the Captains bridge and private viewing deck.

Strahan

Cruise the Gordon River

Enjoy cruising on the Gordon River in UNESCO World Heritage Wilderness, hear the sounds of the rainforest, see a working fish farm and enjoy guided tours at Heritage Landing and Sarah Island.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Latrobe Valley

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Latrobe Valley to Launceston

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DAY 2

Launceston to Freycinet (Wine Glass Bay)

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DAY 3

Freycinet to Hobart

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DAY 4

Hobart

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DAY 5

Hobart to Strahan

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DAY 6

Strahan to King Island

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DAY 7

King Island

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DAY 8

King Island to Flinders Island

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DAY 8

King Island to Flinders Island

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DAY 9

Flinders Island to Merimbula

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DAY 9

Merimbula to Bankstown

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Launceston via Latrobe Valley

Our Journey begins in the morning in Sydney (Bankstown Aerodrome). We board our private aircraft and set course towards the south to make our way to the incredible island of Tasmania. We make a quick stop at Latrobe Valley for lunch and to refuel our aircraft before flying across the Tasman Sea and Flinders Island into Launceston. An evening of fine dining and relaxation awaits as we experience magnificent views of the Tamar River and sumptuous modern Australian cuisine at Hallams Waterfront Seafood Restaurant in Launceston.

Accommodation: Hotel Verge – Launceston

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day 2

Launceston food and wine to Freycinet National Park

Explore the Tamar Valley region with a private tour of the region visiting up to 4 boutique vineyards followed by a gourmet lunch featuring local produce. Later in the afternoon we make our way back to the airport for a short flight across to Friendly Beaches airfield, located in Freycinet National Park. We spend the evening relaxing at the luxurious Freycinet Lodge with dinner overlooking the stunning bay, enjoy magnificent views and fresh, local produce.

Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge – Premier Spa Cabins

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day 3

Freycinet National Park to Hobart

Catch the sunrise over the Tasman sea and enjoy breakfast at the Freycinet Lodge, as we begin our day exploring the surrounding waters of the National Park. Today we cruise across the coastline of Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay aboard the upper deck of the Tasmania built Schouten Passage II. Discover a coast dotted with sparkling white sand beaches, including Cooks and Bryans beaches, only accessible by water or a full day bushwalk. In the afternoon we board our private aircraft for a short flight across to Hobart.

Accommodation: Superior Waterfront Rooms at Macq01 Hobart

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day 4

Hobart day tour

We spend the day exploring the history and natural beauty of the region. Our morning begins amongst nature with a 3 hour wilderness cruise, visiting the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar, exploring sea caves and seeing wildlife along the magnificent coastline. Back on shore we spend the afternoon at the Port Arthur Historic site.

Accommodation: Superior Waterfront rooms at Macq01 Hobart

 

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day 5

Hobart and Strahan

After a hearty breakfast we make our way to the home of the World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt”, awarded at the World Whiskies Awards, Sullivans Cove Distillery. We have a private tasting of the award winning whiskey before heading back to the airport. This afternoon we take a short scenic flight across to the beautiful town of Strahan.

Accommodation – Waterfront rooms at Strahan Village

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day 6

Strahan to King Island

Another day of serenity amongst nature as we cruise the magnificent Gordon River, in the heart of the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Visit a working fish farm and enjoy guided tours at Heritage Landing and Sarah Island. After a gourmet lunch, showcasing regional Tasmanian produce, we make our way towards King Island via Wynyard.

Accommodation: Island Breeze Motel

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day 7

Tour of King Island

Today we explore the island with our local guide. Our day begins with a tour of the town followed by exploring the coastline as we make our way to Cape Wickham. Our guests have a chance to play a round at one of Australians most epic golf courses. This afternoon we then visit the award winning King Island dairy for a tasting of their delectable cheeses.

Accommodation: Island Breeze Motel

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day 8

King Island to Flinders Island

This morning we depart King Island for a coastal scenic flight to spectacularly rugged Flinders Island. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the fresh air at Trousers Point Beach followed by an afternoon exploring the island with our local guide. Visit the Furneaux Museum and Wybalenna as we journey through the farmland of the east coast to Furneaux Lookout, then to Vinegar Hill for a view across the islands of Franklin Sound and around Lady Barron

Accomodation: The Furneaux Tavern 

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day 9

Flinders Island to Sydney

This morning we explore some more of the island as we make our way back to the airport for our journey back to Sydney. Our flight today takes us over eastern Victoria for a quick fuel stop before we land back in NSW in Merimbula for a quick lunch. We then fly north along the coast towards Sydney.

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Price and Availability

Feb 2022
Trip Starts

6 Feb 2022

Trip Ends

14 Feb 2022

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$14,299

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Tour Inclusions

meals

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner included with selected drinks.

For this tour, the meal highlights are:

  • Dinner at Hallams Waterfront – Launceston
  • Whiskey Tasting at Sullivans Cove
  • Cheese tasting at King Island Dairy

excursions

The included excursions on this tour are:

  • Food and Wine tour of the Tamar Valley
  • Wine Glass Bay cruise and lunch
  • Tasman Island and Historic tour
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • King Island tour
  • Golf at Cape Wickham (optional)
  • Flinders Island tour

transportation

All ground and air transport whilst on tour is included.

Our tours are conducted in our Cessna Grand Caravan 208B that seats up to 13 people including 2 crew. Our aircraft offers uninterrupted aerial views of the landscape and is able to land into remote airstrips bringing you closer to the Outback action.

When we are not flying, our ground transport is arranged by local tour guides who provide their local expertise when showing us the regions with visit.

There are some locations where a small amount of walking is required – please advise the Outback By Air crew if you have any mobility issues with walking short distances.

 

general

Accommodation: Outback By Air book the best available accommodation at each location, bearing in mind that some remote towns have limited options. Guests are accommodated in twin share rooms at most locations and rooms have a private ensuite, unless stated otherwise.

Drinks: Outback By Air provide a selection of drinks for the group at dinner.

Throughout this Outback By Air tour, guests will be accompanied by two experienced pilots who are also your tour coordinators.