South West Tasmania

Exploring the South West

The South West of Tasmania has become a popular destination to explore Tasmania’s beautiful world heritage wilderness. There are a number of ways to reach and explore the South West and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area.

Flights to Melaleuca

Flying is the easiest and one of the most scenic ways to explore the South West and provides you with an amazing aerial view of the peaks around the South West and the amazing coastline. Par Avion run regular flights between Hobart and Melaleuca with options for both a half and full day trip into the South West that includes the a boat ride around Melaleuca inlet with opportunities to spot rare wildlife such as the Orange Bellied Parrot.

A Day in the Wilderness – South West Scenic Flight

Sea Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the waterways around Bathurst Harbour and the South West wilderness. Kayaking allows you to get up close to wild life and explore where powered vehicles can’t go.

Roaring 40s run three and seven day trips in the South West that include scenic flights in and out, equipment, meals and accommodation utilising both specially designed huts and spacious tents. Trips run throughout the summer months.

If you are looking for a luxury option then there is no better way to reach and explore the South West than from a privately chartered Yacht. Hobart Yachts run a number of private charters each year sailing from Hobart that allow you to enjoy the amazing scenery as well as a convenient floating hotel. You can also jump in a kayak while there if you want to go and explore on your own.