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  4. Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur: Sea Cliffs & Convicts Scenic Helicopter Flight

Product ID: 99864
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Enjoy a 15 or 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over the rugged coastline and the infamous Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula, with live commentary through your personal headset.
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Duration: 15 - 30 minutes
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  • See the Port Arthur Historic Site from above
  • Experience the Three Capes without having to even set foot on the track
  • Enjoy the live commentary delivered by your pilot
  • Take some amazing aerial photos of this dramatic part of Tasmania
Full description
Arriving at the Port Arthur helibase overlooking the lavender farm and out to the ocean, you will be greeted by ground staff who will run through a short safety briefing and overview of the flight path. You will board the helicopter and be introduced to your pilot who will get you up in the air in no time. 

The loop will first take you to the north of the lavender farm with views opening up all around as the helicopter climbs. To the north will be views of EagleHawk Neck, while to the south will be the Port Arthur township and further, Cape Pillar and Raoul.

The crystal clear waters of Fortescue Bay will be the first major sight which marks the end point of the Three Capes Track – home to a popular campsite and swimming beach for the 'cold-water immune' Tasmanian.

Following the coast around you arrive at Cape Hauy - one of the 'Three Capes'. If lucky, you might catch glimpses of fearless rock climbers tackling the 'Candlestick' or kayaks passing through the narrow gaps between pillars. 

Heading back towards the east, you'll cross the Tasman National Park and arrive out the other side with a spectacular view of the Port Arthur Historic Site, Point Puer, Isle of the Dead and the Tasman golf course. A loop from a distance will ensure everyone gets a good picture of the amazing views.
  • 15 or 30-minute flight over the Tasman National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Experienced pilot
  • Live commentary delivered through a personal headset
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges

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Meeting point

6520 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania. Located opposite to the Port Arthur Lavender Farm

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• The helibase is located an 1.5 to 2-hour drive from Hobart, so please allow sufficient time to arrive prior to your flight departure
• Individual passenger weight must be given at the time of booking, with a maximum of 110kg per guest
• Infants (under 3 years) travel free of charge with an adult over 18 years: maximum of one infant per booking
• All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions

From US$ 106.74 per person

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Osborne Heli Tours

Product ID: 99864