Departing daily from Cambridge, we’ll 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 site is something truly spectacular and unforgettable.
From the Freycinet Peninsula, you'll fly over the seal colony of Ile Des Phoques, then we continue the scenic flight towards the destination, Maria Island. Here you’ll land and set off on an exploration of the island national park. Its tranquility combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place. You’ll 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. You’ll step back in time and walk were convicts and explorers have walked before you.
At the Fossils Cliffs, you’ll 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 Barren Goose, Wombats, Kangaroos, and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. As you interact with Maria Island’s local wildlife and take in the spectacular scenery your guide will prepare a bountiful Tasmanian picnic (gourmet seafood platter) looking over the Northern end of the majestic national park. After your time on Maria, we’ll board our aircraft once again return to Hobart.