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From Hobart: Full-Day Tahune Airwalk & Hastings Caves Tour

1. From Hobart: Full-Day Tahune Airwalk & Hastings Caves Tour

You will travel south of Hobart into the great Southern Forests, through the picturesque Huon Valley, famous for its apple orchards, hence Tasmania being called The Apple Isle. Go along the beautiful Huon River and walk through the tree tops suspended 40 m high above the ground, then further south you'll delve 40 m underground into the vast chambers of a cave tour. The first major adventure is to explore the Tahune Forest Airwalk, beginning along the Cantilever stretching for 597 m through the treetops. Enjoy the sensation of being suspended above the Huon River with breathtaking views across the treetops and surrounding mountains. Back on the forest floor you can take on a longer walk (1 hour) to experience the “Swinging Bridges”, crossing both the Picton and Huon rivers. With a 50 m span across the rivers, this is a thrilling experience and makes for fabulous photos. For a more gentle experience there is the easy 20 minute enchanting Huon Pine Walk where these famous and unique local trees grow alongside the river, some as old as 2000 years. Heading south, you'll enjoy a number of easy walks, fabulous scenery and lookouts along the way.The Hastings Cave Reserve is another spectacular place to enjoy a variety of activities, and soak up the atmosphere. Bring your swimming gear and jump into the Thermal Springs swimming pool where the water is always 28 degrees, fed by the naturally heated waters of the thermal springs nearby. Relax in the beautiful forest surrounds or wander the Hot Springs Nature Trail where the warm water meets the cool water, home to the humorous and playful platypus. Then it's time to head underground to explore the spectacular Hastings Caves which are Australia’s largest tourist dolomite caves, expertly shown by the National Parks & Wildlife Guides. The cave temperature is always 9 degrees so bring your jumper along. The return to Hobart takes around 1.5 hours with a few short stops along the way. During the summer months there is ample opportunity to collect delicious local cherries, berries and apples on the way back. This is a fun, diverse and relaxed day out, and you'll return to Hobart around 18:00.

From Triabunna: Maria Island Cruise & Guided Walk with Lunch

2. From Triabunna: Maria Island Cruise & Guided Walk with Lunch

Departing from the Triabunna Marina, which is located approximately 1-hour and 15-minutes from Hobart, this tour includes a scenic cruise of Maria Island's coastline, time to explore the island and a guided walk around Maria Island's UNESCO-listed convict settlement. The east coast of Maria Island features mountain-fed waterfalls, secluded bays, sea caves, ancient geology, and beaches of pure white sand. As you cruise around Maria Island, there will be stops at many of its famous landmarks including the Fossil Cliffs and the Painted Cliffs. Listen to live commentary as you cruise toward Riedle Bay and Shoal Bay at Maria Island's isthmus. Drop the anchor and stop for lunch beside one of the beaches. These secluded beaches are only visited by a handful of people each year. Enjoy local drinks, snacks, and a salad bowl of your choice. Dock at Darlington in the afternoon. Stretch your legs on a guided tour through the collection of historic convict buildings. Learn about the town’s history and meet some wombats. If you'd prefer, simply soak up the sun on the white sandy beach or swim and snorkel in the pristine waters.

Hobart: 30-Minute Seaplane Scenic Flight

3. Hobart: 30-Minute Seaplane Scenic Flight

Enjoy a scenic flight to see Hobart and the surrounding area from the skies. Meet at the waterfront in Hobart and board the comfortable seaplane. After take off, get a bird’s-eye view over the beautiful city before heading south to follow the River Derwent’s western shore as far as North West Bay. Continue east to the rugged cliffs and white sandy beaches of the northern tip of Bruny Island. Head back up the river’s eastern shore to the famous Tasman Bridge and experience views of the majestic kunanyi/Mount Wellington. Finish with a river landing and return to dock at Franklin Wharf.

Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

4. Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

Departing daily from Cambridge, fly towards and over the top of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s East Coast. Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s very first National Parks (est. 1916) and is home to dramatic pink granite mountains, secluded bays, crystal clear waters and pristine white beaches. Freycinet is home to Tasmania’s and arguably Australia’s most iconic white sands beach – Wineglass Bay, the aerial view of this sight is something truly spectacular and unforgettable. From the Freycinet Peninsula, fly over the seal colony of Ile Des Phoques, then continue your scenic flight towards your destination, Maria Island. Here land and set off on an exploration of the island national park. It’s tranquility combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place. Maria Island’s pristine untouched beaches, the crystal clear waters of the surrounding marine reserve and scenery like the magnificent Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks will take your breath away. Have a chance while on the Island to wander through forests of magnificent blue and white gums, some of them over 400 years old and unique to Maria Island. Step back in time and walk where convicts and explorers have walked before you. At the Fossils Cliffs see shellfish fossil beds unlike any other in the world. Maria Island is also famous for its abundance of wildlife being home to rare and endangered species like the Swift Parrot and Cape Barron Goose, Wombats, Kangaroos and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. It’s difficult to describe the beauty of Maria Island, you really have to see it to believe it. As you interact with the Maria Island’s local wildlife and take in the spectacular scenery your guide will prepare a bountiful Tasmanian picnic looking over the Northern end of the majestic national park. This feast is full of some of Tasmania’s finest offerings, consisting of fresh Oysters, Mussels, Salmon, Mackerel, Scallops, Octopus, all locally sourced from Tasmanian’s beautiful and clean waterways, this seafood smorgasbord is accompanied with paired Tasmanian premium white wine. Please note, if seafood isn’t to your liking that’s not a problem at all, just let the tour operator know at the time of booking and they can happily source a beautiful mix of different Tasmanian produce. After your time on Maria board your aircraft once again return to Hobart. Tour highlights • Aerial eye view of • Freycinet National Park • Wineglass Bay • Maria Island • Chance to interact (without fences) with wildlife such as • Tasmanian devils • Wombats • Forester (Eastern grey) Kangaroos • Wallabies • Gourmet Seafood Platter and Tasmanian Premium Wine Tour runs for approximately 3 hours and departs daily from Cambridge Aerodrome (20-minute drive from the Hobart CBD), Hotel Pick up and Drop off available.

Battery Point: Hastings Caves, Thermal Springs, & Airwalk

5. Battery Point: Hastings Caves, Thermal Springs, & Airwalk

Go an adventure in southern Tasmania with this day trip from Battery Point. Visit old trees and walk across swinging bridges. Explore Hastings cave and take a dip in a warm thermal pool. Learn about local produce at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed.  Be picked up from your accommodation and sit back and enjoy the views as you descend into the beautiful Huon Valley on a winding road. Stop at Tahune Adventures, where can walk among the treetops on the Airwalk, a steel canopy that hangs 50 meters above ground.  Cross the river on a swinging bridge before following the Huon Pine Trail. Breathe the fresh forest air and stop to touch one of Australia’s oldest living trees. Find out how fire has affected the forest and see firsthand the natural regeneration that occurs in a forest environment.  Choose to purchase a Cable Eagle Hang Glider ride that will whisk you 250 meters across the the Huon River at speeds of up to 40 km per hour. Have the chance to buy lunch a the café which serves local produce along with Tassie wine and cider. Continue on a drive through the deep south on the way to the Hastings Caves. Journey underground with a guide to see the largest dolomite cave open to visitors in Australia. Admire spacious caverns, stalactites, columns, shawls, and stalagmites.  Head to a nearby swimming pool which is fed by thermal springs which has year-round 28 degrees Celsius water. After a relaxing soak, make your way to Willie Smith’s Apple Shed.  Enjoy the atmosphere of this rustic barn house, cidery, and restaurant where you can purchase a tasting paddle or hear about the Huon Valley’s history of apple growing. Return to your accommodation in Battery Point. 

20 Minute Scenic Hobart Plane Flight

6. 20 Minute Scenic Hobart Plane Flight

If you are vising Hobart, or a local, the Hobart City Scenic Flight is a great opportunity to see the wonderful city from a new perspective. Over 30 breathtaking minutes, you will depart Cambridge Airport, fly over the Eastern Shore and cross the Derwent River. You’ll have spectacular views of this beautiful river and its bridges, including the Tasman Bridge, as you track up river toward the world-class MONA and the Northern Suburbs. Fly down river past Mt Wellington, the 1270m high majestic backdrop to Hobart City. In winter, its rugged peaks are often dusted with snow. Next, fly over Hobart City  and the harbor area before passing Kingston, the South Arm coastal community and Clifton Beach, a popular surfing location, on your return to Cambridge. If you live in the city, the pilot will do their best to fly overhead! The aircraft type will vary according to group size.

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What people are saying about Tasmania

Travel going there is worth it, though is a long drive from Hobart, you'll not regret sitting on your car seat for more than an hour (one-way). Our guide has so much energy in him that it is being passed on to everyone in the tour. Clayton (not sure if that was the right name - sorry if not) has so much knowledge about nature and other topics that you will learn a lot from him. Special mention to the staff from Hasting Caves for staying late so that they could accommodate our group, and have us experience and not missing out on anything. Really appreciate it, made my birthday very special.

Very good company. It was raining heavily on the day of our flight and they change it to another day for us. We were satisfied with how they handle the trip. Explanation before flight was detailed. They are very caring and patient for old people like us. Awesome view of Hobart. Smooth take-off and landing. Good experience. Highly recommend this flight.

We really enjoyed this day trip. It was a very long day but well worth it. The Airwalk was great once the sun came out and the Cave was absolutely spectacular! Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative and there was plenty of opportunity for bathroom and food stops. Thanks David!

What an amazing experience! Nothing was too difficult for Emma in the office, and on the boat Ali and Mike were brilliant! So much local historic knowledge they readily shared with everyone. They were approachable and easy to talk to, and made the whole experience so much better.

The flights down and back were fantastic, magnificent day and not a breath of wind so we nailed it, picnic lunch was great, could have been a bit more sight seeing on the flights