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Osborne Heli Tours Port Arthur | TAS

Ready for big picture scenery? Fly over some of the planet’s highest sea cliffs with Osborne Heli Tours – Tasmania’s most epic window seat. From Osborne’s Port Arthur base, in seconds a theatrical landscape grows large. Sheer sea cliffs unfurl, Port Arthur Historic Site takes a new perspective in its lush, wild setting and broad waters reach to Antarctica. Whether a 15 minute Sea Cliffs and Convicts sojourn or a longer journey circling Tasman Island’s far-flung lighthouse, see nature in her most dramatic mood. Ponder above the pounding surf of Shipstern Bluff, swell that calls surfers from across the globe. Narrow your gaze to spot a migrating Southern Right Whale or little dots walking the Three Capes Track down below. Hear as the pilot points out Cape Raoul’s dolerite columns, once used as target practice by the British Navy. The Osborne family have been flying folk around the island for more than a quarter century so ask about tailored experiences or hop aboard one of the company’s non-stop tours starting at $145 a person. With Port Arthur Lavender Farm your departure lounge, club seating with everyone window-side and your chopper waiting amongst gum trees, take to the skies Tassie style.
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  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre

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Sea Cliffs and Convicts (15 Minutes)
Lifting off from the Port Arthur heli base it does not take long to realise you are somewhere special. As you climb views will unfold in all directions with Mt Wellington and Hobart to the West, Eaglehawk Neck to the North and tall Tasman sea cliffs to the South. The flight over Fortescue bay will have you making notes on where to stop for a swim before arriving at Cape Huay, one of the mighty Three Capes and home to the 'lanterns' and 'candlestick'. The Port Arthur Historic site will come into view as you pass over the Tasman National Park and near one of the hut sites of the Three Capes Track. Be sure to have your camera ready, this tour takes in some of the most spectacular sights in the region in value packed time.
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Air
  • Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours
  • Basic
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Distassist
Two Capes and Tasman (30 Minutes)
Experience the true rugged scenery of the Tasman Peninsula in this 30 minute scenic flight showcasing some of the infamous sites in the region. They take you south past the Port Arthur Historic Site to the very end of Cape Pillar where some of the highest sea cliffs in the world stand tall. These cliffs frame the iconic island of Tasman, proud and solid at the end of the cape and home to a historic lighthouse and cottages. The flight across to Cape Raoul will pass over Crescent Bay, Remarkable Cave and the shack community of Carnarvon Bay. Be sure to look out for brave surfers enduring the southern swell to catch the famous wave at Shipstern Bluff.
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Air
  • Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours
  • Basic
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Distassist
Port Arthur Day Tour and Helicopter Flight
Looking at transport options down to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula? This full-day adventure is packed with history, helicopters and gob-smacking good views! Leaving Hobart on board a Tours Tasmania bus and take in the sights all the way down the highway before stopping in for a 15-minute helicopter ride over the sea cliffs of the Three Capes and Port Arthur. Last stop is a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site to wander and take in the history.
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Full Day
  • Air
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Distassist

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