Welcome to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula, the rugged and dramatic Tasmania you have been looking for. A land rich in history and unique landscape waiting to be explored. Breath-taking views from above await as you soar next to the towering sea cliffs of Three Capes track (Cape Hauy, Pillar and Raoul), witness the exposed lighthouse on Tasman Island and marvel at the world heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site from high above. There is no better way appreciate the raw and wild scenery than from the thrilling perspective of a helicopter!
Online bookings for our scenic helicopter flights and experiences are available for all tours and experiences. Flights are frequently scheduled over the Summer months (yes we do get a little lazy over the Winter!) and are always available on days of cruise ship arrivals into Port Arthur. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch and talk with a real human!
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Port Arthur Tours
Think massive sea cliffs, enticing beaches and the mysterious Port Arthur historic site from above.
Showcasing the jewels of the Tasman Peninsula – Tasman Island, Shipstern Bluff and the Port Arthur Historic Site.
Explore the Port Arthur region
The Tasman Peninsula features one of the most famous and popular destinations on the Tasmanian tourism circuits – Port Arthur Historic Site – a must visit attraction for every visitor to the region. Did you know about all the other attractions on offer in the area? A great starting place is to check out the local tourism association website found here or for a little further around the region Hobart & Beyond provide great inspiration to get out and explore. Of course, if you’re still tossing up whether to even come to Tasmania at all, Discover Tasmania should do the job of convincing you to come!
When on the road down the peninsula we always recommend a stop at Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed for a spot of wine tasting and selection of oysters. By the way, they also make great coffee! Another great coffee stop on the drive down to the Tasman Peninsula is our friends at Cubed Espresso. They not only serve their own locally roasted coffee, they serve it up with one cracker of a view over Pirates Bay and Cape Hauy.
If you’re looking for somewhere to go for lunch it’s hard to go past Port Arthur Lavender who put together a fantastic menu with a stunning outlook. All this within easy walking distance from our heli base across the road.
If you want to get up close and personal to some of those massive sea cliffs then a boat trip with Tasman Island Cruises is a must during your stay on the Tasman Peninsula. These guys also provide the boat transfer that provides access for walkers about to embark on the Three Capes Track.
For a little more adventure, check out our friends at Tasmanian Ebike Adventures. They put together a unique tour around the Bangor property in the North East of the Tasman Peninsula. Sharing stories of Tasmanian Aboriginal history, early European exploration and a connection with the stunning natural beauty of the land. All this from behind the handlebars of your very own German-engineered Ebike!
There is a lot of variety to choose from when it comes to selecting accommodation, for those visiting in Summer however, be sure to book in advance. A few of our favourite places to recommend are Chill Tasmania, Stewart’s Bay Lodge, Abs by the Bay and Port Arthur Holiday Park.
For more information on the rest of Tasmania, discovertasmania.com.au is your best bet and will give you the ability to explore regions in more detail. If you are heading to the North West of Tasmania, why not have a look at some of our scenic flights and experiences from Stanley.