Port Arthur “Wild Capes” Air Adventure
Short on time and don’t want to miss some of Tasmania’s biggest attractions? Then head to the Hobart waterfront and step on board Tasmanian Air Adventures’ comfortable seaplane. You will motor gently out into the Derwent River, during which, your pilot will point out items of historical interest which you will hear with ease through your own headphones.
Within moments you will be lifting off the Derwent River where you will be afforded wonderful views of Hobart and Mt Wellington. Now settle back and enjoy the inflight entertainment as your pilot shows you one of the World’s most attractive coastlines. Wild Capes, Dolerite Sea Cliffs, Whales, Dolphins, Rays and Sharks – the show is breathtaking.
As you fly down the Derwent you will have views from Bruny Island all the way to Tasman Island and the spectacular cliffs of Cape Raoul – keep that thought in the back of your mind because you are going to get a lot closer to those cliffs on the way back.
Let’s now travel back in time – back to the early eighteen hundreds. After 25 minutes your pilot will land you gently on the Port Arthur waterway and you will now be afforded the same views as England’s hardest criminals experienced when they first arrived at the prison by boat – right past the Island of the Dead and its mass graves of prisoners who did not make it out. Time seems to have slowed…maybe even gone backwards. Welcome to Port Arthur – the hardest prison of its time on the other side of the world.
After an on-water interpretive experience of Port Arthur, your pilot will take off and head you South along the coast. Your pilot will provide you with exhilarating low level views of this rugged coastline complete with all its wonderful wildlife including sea birds, seals and dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled; you may be even spot a whale or two.
After 25 minutes you will land gently back onto the Derwent River and water taxi back to the Tasmanian Air Adventures Seaport. Welcome back to the 21st century. Well done – you have completed the Flight of Your Life.
** Pickup and Drop Off at Port Arthur available at an additional cost.
Departs: Hobart Waterfront
Destination: Port Arthur
Flying Time: 2 x 25 minute flights
Adventure time: 1.5 hours
Cost: Introductory Offer $199 per person
Passengers: Maximum 6
Tasmanian Air Adventures Phone 1300 359 822
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