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3-Day Southwest National Park Wildnerness Luxury Camping Tour

Highlights
  • 3-day excursion to Tasmania’s Southwest National Park, from Hobart
  • Spend two nights in a luxury private camp with comfortable accommodations
  • Explore Tasmania’s pristine wilderness with an expert guide
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3-Day Southwest National Park Wildnerness Luxury Camping Tour
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3-Day Southwest National Park Wildnerness Luxury Camping Tour
From $1,822.23
Overview
Take a walk on the wild side with a 3-day luxury camping adventure in Tasmania’s Southwest National Park.  Enjoy a scenic 1-hour flight over Bruny Island, spot rare birds at the Deny King Memorial Hide and marvel over the UNESCO-listed landscapes. That’s not all: hike to the peak of Mt Beattie or Mt Rugby (optional); discover the region’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage; and cruise around the Bathurst Harbour Marine Reserve. This action-packed tour includes deluxe accommodation at a private campsite, all meals and round-trip flights from Hobart.
What to Expect
Travel in comfort into the Southwest wilderness, located in the heart of remote Tasmania. Spend three days in Southwest National Park, soaking up the beauty of this pristine region and seeing the sights with an expert guide. Stay at a comfortable camp with five private 2-person huts. The camp is exclusively for the use of your tour, without public access.

Located in the trees along Bathurst Harbor, your boutique camp hut comes equipped with a comfortable queen size bed, luxurious linens and warm blankets. Bathroom facilities with flush toilets and hot showers are located in a communal area. Enjoy delicious meals cooked by your guide, including two breakfasts, three lunches, and two dinners, accompanied by Tasmanian wines, beer, juice, water, tea and coffee. All transportation, including scenic flights, boat trips and hotel pickup and drop off, is included.

Take in the spectacular surroundings for three glorious days, exploring this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region by boat and on foot with relaxing evenings back at camp. The typical itinerary follows, however it may change at the guide’s discretion due to weather conditions and group requirements.
Itinerary
Day 1: Hobart to Southwest National Park (L, D)
After morning pickup from your Hobart hotel, head to Cambridge Airport for a spectacular 1-hour flight over Bruny Island and along Tasmania’s rugged south coast to the small hamlet of Melaleuca. A short walk takes you to the Deny King Memorial Hide, where you see the endangered orange-bellied parrot (October to March) and other birds. Then visit the home of the legendary local, Deny King. Have morning tea before an interpretive walk that tells the story of the Aboriginal Needwonee people.

At mid-day, board your boat that takes you to your exclusive remote camp, located on the shores of the Bathurst Harbour Marine reserve. Have lunch then go explore the waterways and wilderness of Bathurst Harbour. Visit the pristine Celery Top Islands, follow your guide on a rainforest stroll, and hike to the top of Mt Beattie for panoramic views. Return to camp in the late afternoon for a relaxing evening in this remarkable wilderness.

Overnight: Deluxe hut at private camp

Day 2: Southwest National Park (B, L, D)
After breakfast, explore the Bathurst narrows by boat and admire the 2625 foot high (800m) mountains that jut out of the sea. Land at Balmoral Beach and take a morning stroll to Balmoral Hill. Then continue by boat to Parker Bay and hear the story of the explorer Critchley Parker Jr, who died in the wilderness while researching the region. In the afternoon, head to Bramble Cove for a gentle walk up Mt Milner, where you can see the white quartzite cliffs of Port Davey. Then cruise in your boat along the spectacular Breaksea Islands and Schooner Cove. Visit an ancient Aboriginal ochre cave before returning to camp for the evening.

Overnight: Deluxe hut at private camp

Day 3: Southwest National Park to Hobart (B, L)
Choose from several options for your day. Energetic hikers can climb Mt Rugby, a five hour round trip walk along a trail with a moderate grade. The 2539 foot (771m) mountain rises from the Bathurst Narrows and features amazing views of the entire South West. Or opt for a more leisurely walk to Cox Bight beach, along a mostly flat trail that takes five hours round trip. Alternatively, skip the long walks and visit an ancient Huon pine forest located on the Old River. Huon pine is native to Tasmania and is favored for timber.

In the late afternoon, board your return flight to Hobart, flying over the Federation Peak and the Western Arthur Range. Upon arrival in Hobart, you are returned to your hotel to end your tour.
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Reviews (8)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Comfort at the ends of the earth

It's not often that you can find yourself in true wilderness, no weeds, no feral animals, no development, no litter and some of the most spectacular scenery you can find anywhere. All that and a comfortable camp with proper beds and good food cooked in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bjerkana
Reviewed August 10, 2018
A Wonderful Experience

In February this year we spent a fabulous 5 days and nights in the SW of Tasmania in ParAvion’s Wilderness Camp, a group of comfortable canvass huts hidden in the bush near Melaleuca Inlet off Bathurst Harbour. We booked the 3 days/2 nights trip but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gabrielle J
ParAvionManagement, General Manager at Par Avion Wilderness Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we agree the Southwest is a great place and you got a few extra days for free! Thank you for being flexible (not that either of us could do anything about it!) and I am...More

Reviewed January 23, 2018
Outstanding experience in South West Wilderness

This was one of the best 3 day trips I have ever done. The Southwest wilderness of Tasmania is spectacularly beautiful and being able to stay overnight in the camp was a privilege. The guide was first class with in depth knowledge of the area...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gdixonrb
Reviewed December 14, 2017
A magical place in the wilderness

Had a fantastic 3 days at Bathurst harbour and surrounds. Our guides Peter and Mark did an amazing job looking after us and giving us as much of an experience of this area as you could get in 3 full days. Their knowledge and experience...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Roger K
Reviewed December 9, 2017
A unique experience

This camp is a wonderful opportunity to experience this stunning part of the world led by passionate, knowledgeable and friendly guides. What a privilege to experience a truly wild and isolated part of Australia, knowing you are sharing this 6000 sq km area with no...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Pat D
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