Visit Tasmania’s wild west in style

From $995 Per Person

We depart Cambridge airport and fly over the picturesque central highlands of Tasmania towards the island’s wild west coast, taking in the grand scale of Macquarie Harbour before descending to Strahan to join the award-winning Gordon River Cruise. We board the award-winning Gordon River Cruises and journey through the famous waterway of the Gordon River, part of Tasmania’s UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area. We travel through ‘Hell’s Gates’ at the mouth of the Macquarie Harbour before looking at local salmon and trout farms. The atrium seating onboard allows you to experience the historical and picturesque journey in absolute comfort. Your Gordon River Cruise vessel then stops at ‘Heritage Landing’ where we explore the pristine rainforest, surrounded by ancient Huon Pines and breath in the cleanest air in the world. In this area of the forest, some of the trees are over 2000 years old! As we cruise to our second stop of the day, we enjoy a delicious chef-prepared lunch before taking a guided tour of Sarah Island, hearing the stories of the former penal colony which is now one of Tasmania’s most unique and fascinating historical sites. We arrive back in Strahan with plenty of time to peruse the local gift shop and take a stroll around the beautiful township before returning by air to Cambridge Airport.

 Let Australia and Beyond Holidays create your “Handmade Holiday” to Tasmania

We have accommodation and touring options all over Tasmania for individual travellers or small or large groups

Add on one of these trips to the Accommodation options we have right around Tasmania for example a great boutique Hotel in Hobart. At Australia and Beyond Holidays we are known for our Handmade Holidays and can design one for you, including transfers and experiences for either individual travellers or small or large groups where you can go at your own pace.

MACq 01

The very site of MACq 01 is infused with tales of hangings, love, whaling trade and licking flames. The characters of Tasmania have become our story. They inform the concept and design of MACq 01 and we’ll engage your every sense to encounter them. As curators of these stories, we invite you into the Tasmanian community both past and present. Encounter First Tasmanian warriors, convicts forced onto our shores, others arriving with flags, and those who walk the streets today. This is a journey of people, time and place.

 Day Trip

The Ultimate Southwest Wilderness Experience

The ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience
Discover the grandeur and spirit of the Tasmanian wilderness on our Southwest Wilderness Experience.

This new eight-hour tour explores the remote and harsh southern coasts and waterways of this rugged and beautiful region of Tasmania.

Landing at Melaleuca Airport, we take to the water and explore the pristine waterways of The Port Davey Marine Reserve taking in Waterfall Bay and the Breaksea Islands.

After a gourmet lunch featuring delicious Tasmanian produce, we disembark the vessel and explore the Melaleuca Museum and the Needwonnee Walk, a fantastic monument to the rich indigenous history of the area.

Returning to the skies, we head inland over The Arthur Range, arguably Tasmania’s most spectacular mountain range. Taking in Mount Picton and The Huon Valley, we return to Hobart via Mount Wellington for a birds-eye view of the beautiful capital of Tasmania before landing back at Cambridge.Great for all ages
No need for your hiking boots, this trip doesn’t include any challenging walks, just an easy stroll from the airstrip to our comfortable cruising boat.

Spectacular scenery
Bring your camera! We’ll fly over renowned Federation Peak and see some amazing landscape from the waters of Bathurst Harbour.

Guided tour
Our experienced pilot for this tour will also guide you through the day, and they’ll show you what makes this very special corner of Tasmania unforgettable.

Gift vouchers available
Give the gift of an experience they’ll never forget. This experience can be purchased as a gift voucher and redeemed at a time that suits you.

Trip Itinerary
Look forward to an adventure-packed day!

Check-in at Cambridge Airport
Please arrive with plenty of time to spare, we’ll complete a flight safety briefing and get you acquainted with your guide for the day.

Up and away!
Flight takes off from Cambridge to Melaleuca, taking in the sights along the way.

Arrival at Melaleuca
Check out the Bird Hide, and Deny King’s Museum, along with morning tea.
Explore the Needwonee Walk and board our cruising boat
An easy stroll from the Melaleuca airstrip to the beginning of the waterways that lead to Bathurst Harbour.

Cruise to Bathurst Harbour
The majesty of Bathurst Harbour awaits. You’ll witness the incredible sight of Mt Rugby standing tall over this vast harbour, and along the way we’ll find a sheltered cove to stop for lunch.
Gourmet lunch
Enjoy a gourmet lunch of Tasmanian produce, with local wine. Coffee, tea, and some sweet treats to finish.
Return to Melaleuca
You’ll once again board our boat and head back to Melaleuca. If the conditions are right and time is on our side we’ll stop and take another short walk.
Return flight to Hobart
Board the aircraft for our flight back to Hobart, over the scenic Federation Peak and the Huon Valley towards the city.
Arrive in Hobart

Port Arthur Day Tour

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Port Arthur day tour

A wonderful day tour full of history, amazing scenery and maximum time at the Port Arthur Site. A compelling and dramatic reminder of our convict past and the early settlement of what was the Colony of Van Diemen’s Land –
now Tasmania.

Heading south east from Hobart, enjoy the changing scenery passing Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck and Norfolk Bay. Stop to take in the dramatic sights of stunning natural rock features. On arrival at Port Arthur enjoy an introductory 40 minute guided walking tour to familiarise yourself with this expansive site before exploring at leisure. Enjoy a short harbour cruise passing the Isle of the Dead and get a feel for what it was like to arrive by boat at this desolate location.

Highlights of this tour
Departing Hobart view Government House, home to the governor of Tasmania
Travel across the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River, and into the Coal River Valley, an award winning wine producing area surrounding the historic town of Richmond (Oct – Apr).
Enjoy an orientation drive through this quaint historic town with a short photo stop at the famous convict built Richmond Bridge (Oct to Apr)
We continue onto the Tasman Peninsula, an area abound with natural bushland, native wildlife and amazing coastal scenery
Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
Eaglehawk Neck- stunning rocky coastline
Doo Town
Our stop in the Tasman National Park at Pristine Pirates Bay, will leave you in awe of the wonderful views, rugged coastline and striking rock formations. A great photo opportunity!
Arriving at Port Arthur we have approximately 5 hours to soak up the atmosphere of this World Heritage Site
Visit the Interpretation Centre and follow the harrowing life of a convict.
Join a guided walking tour to learn about the many restored buildings and ruins
See the Penitentiary – a one time granary and flour mill, separate prison, Commandant’s House, church and more
Enjoy a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead, then back to the Historic Site for free time to purchase your own lunch and explore at your own pace.

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Southwest Wilderness Camp
Multi-day exclusive guided camp experience

Fully inclusive on camp

2 Nights / 3 Days

From $2799 Per Person

Winter 1night / 2 days  from $1999 Per person



Let the everyday melt away with the ultimate Tasmanian nature experience in one of the world’s last remaining areas of accessible yet untouched wilderness.

Spend three full days exploring the remote southwest wilderness of Tasmania. Take some of the many scenic walks on offer, explore pristine waterways on a private boat tour, or simply relax in a secluded spot where all you’ll see and hear is the untouched beauty of this incredible wilderness.

At over 4500 square kilometres, the Bathurst Harbour Marine Reserve is three times the size of Sydney Harbour. It’s the ultimate destination for nature lovers with opportunities to see the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrots, visit Aboriginal middens and caves, and to take in the stunning scenery in every direction.

Experience the magnificent Huon Pine forest on the Old River and the untouched Celery Top Islands. Walk secluded beaches, spot local wildlife, or even climb a nearby mountain. All the walks here are graded easy to moderate.

This region is heaven for anyone who loves nature, and it’s a paradise for amateur and professional photographers.

Our friendly guides will be your personal link to this spectacular wilderness, with an entertaining and informative interpretation of the region – including exclusive insights from their many years of experience here.

And you’ll be staying at our exclusive wilderness camp in true glamping comfort, tucked away in a secret location known to very few.  You’ll be warm and dry in private eco-friendly accommodation, with convenient amenities – including hot showers.

The exclusive guide for your wilderness camp experience is also a talented cook. You’ll enjoy delicious meals prepared from local produce and the best wines our state has to offer. We did say this was glamping!

All transport is included and pre-arranged, including return flights between Hobart and Melaleuca, and return boat transfers between Melaleuca and the camp

Experienced guides

Our guides are passionate about the southwest, having spent many years exploring the area and hosting groups from all over the world.

Visit with friends or join a small group

Great for couples and small groups, our wilderness camp can accommodate up to eight people in comfort.

Everything is included

Bring your clothes, personal effects, and a camera – we provide and arrange everything else.

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