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Par Avion South West Scenic Flights

Par Avion has a number of scenic flights all over Tasmania. A few weeks ago we joined their South West Wilderness Experience to see the sights of Tasmania’s south west. Here are the highlights 🙂

Lion Rock and Southern Ranges, South West Tasmania

The flight followed the Derwent River and D’Entrecasteaux Channel, passing fish farms and Bruny Island. Eventually we reached the south coast, and entered the World Heritage Area. This is Lion Rock and the Southern Ranges.

 

Southern Ranges - Pindars Peak and Mt La Perouse.

Another view of the south coast and Southern Ranges – Pindars Peak and Mt La Perouse.

 

Precipitous Bluff

Precipitous Bluff

 

South Coast, Tasmania

South Coast, Tasmania

 

South Coast, Tasmania

South Coast, Tasmania. Getting close to Malaleuca now.

 

Mt Rugby, South West Tasmania

After spending a few hours exploring Malaleuca and Bathurst Harbour we re-boarded for the return flight. This is Mt Rugby.

 

Mt O'Brien, south west Tasmania

Mt O’Brien. I would have liked to plant a flag on that 😉

 

Major smoke haze unfortunately over the rugged mountains between Malaleuca and Hobart meant a lot of the famous peaks were obscured.

 

Western Arthurs and Lake Pedder, South West Tasmania

Western Arthurs and Lake Pedder, South West Tasmania

 

Mt Picton

Mt Picton. The air started to clear as we got closer to Huonville/Hobart.

 

End of day light on the mountains and forests of the south west

 

Bushfire Huon Valley Tasmania

Part of the fireground from last summers major bushfires in the Huon Valley

 

Back to Hobart – the Wellington Range in the late afternoon light

 

Hobart from the air - Mt Nelson, Sandy Bay and the Tasman Bridge

Hobart from the air – Mt Nelson, Sandy Bay and the CBD/waterfront

 

Hobart from the air – the Tasman Bridge and eastern shore

I hope you have enjoyed the shots!

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