• Pricing From $15,495 pp*
  • Single supplement $1,995
  • From Hobart
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Max Group Size 14
  • Activity Level Moderate

~$1,000 Early Bird Saving available if booked & paid by 9 Jul, 2024 ~

Join Australia’s Aircruising pioneers for an intimate and breathtaking exploration of the Southern Isles by private aircraft to maximise touring in each magnificent destination. This soft adventure style Air Tour will take you to remote locations few get to explore. You will enjoy spectacular aerial sightseeing of Tasmania’s pristine wilderness including Maria Island, Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Flinders and King Islands, the rugged South West and the inspiring Cradle Mountain region. 

Immerse yourself in the serenity and scenic delights of remarkable World Heritage areas including the stunning Gordon River and awe-inspiring Cradle Mountain National Park. Marvel at the dramatic beauty of Bruny Island and discover fascinating early Australian history in Strahan. Explore the picturesque and remote King and Flinders Islands. As always on a Bill Peach Journey, enjoy the freshest gourmet produce and exceptional award-winning accommodation including iconic Cradle Mountain Lodge and Henry Jones Art Hotel. A luxury odyssey exploring the natural beauty of the Southern Isles awaits. 

View magnificent tulips in full bloom during the Tulip Festival at Table Cape Tulip Farm situated in a truly iconic location. Table Cape is an extinct volcanic vent dominating the North West coastline of Tasmania. Its 180m cliffs drop away into Bass Strait and Table Cape Tulip Farm is perched on the top.



  • Enjoy spectacular ‘flightseeing’ of Tasmania’s pristine wilderness including Maria Island, Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Flinders and King Islands, the rugged South West, and the Cradle Mountain region
  • Explore stunning Bruny Island enjoying its picturesque landscape and exceptional produce
  • Experience uniquely rugged King Island and the picturesque Flinders Island in the Furneaux Group
  • Explore the dramatic landscapes of Cradle Mountain National Park
  • View joyous fields of tulips in full bloom during the Tulip festival at Table Cape Tulip Farm situated in a truly iconic location, perched on top of an extinct volcanic vent dominating the North West coastline
  • Premium cruising of the pristine waters of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
  • Stylish boutique accommodation throughout including the award-winning Henry Jones Art Hotel on the waterfront in Hobart, and the magnificently set and iconic Cradle Mountain Lodge
  • All touring, transfers and meals including the award-winning Aloft, Frogmore Creek and Landscape Restaurant
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code IS2400EB*
Departs 9 Oct 2024
Returns 17 Oct 2024
Price From $15,495pp*
Single Supplement $1,995
Tour Code IS2400BP
Departs 9 Oct 2024
Returns 17 Oct 2024
Price From $16,495pp
Single Supplement $1,995


Bill Peach Journeys understands the importance of selecting the right accommodation to complement each journey. In this case, the selection of properties have been chosen to showcase the incredible destinations visited throughout this journey.


  • Henry Jones Art Hotel

    At the multi award-winning luxurious Henry Jones Art Hotel history and art abound. Located in the Hunter Street precinct, Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses have been thoughtfully reimagined as Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Through the rise and fall of industries, including Sir Henry Jones’ IXL jam empire, the harbourside location has been central to Hobart and its people. Today, the boutique Henry Jones is a masterpiece itself, an enthralling first-class hotel.
  • Cradle Mountain Lodge

    Cradle Mountain Lodge is widely considered one of Australia’s iconic wilderness experiences. Nestled on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the lodge is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and an abundance of flora and fauna. Discover the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure and immerse yourself in the beauty of Tasmania’s premier wilderness region.
  • Strahan Village

    Explore the rugged western wilderness from your base in the heart of Strahan. Set on the shores of the historic Macquarie Harbour, Strahan Village offers charming accommodation and delicious local dining.
Day 1: Arrive Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to the Henry Jones, Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, a fusion of history and modernity, art and design. Enjoy the facilities of this remarkable hotel or explore this picturesque harbour city at your leisure. Your Welcome Dinner hosted by your Journey Director at award-winning Aloft Restaurant, will showcase the very best of Tasmanian produce.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 2: Bruny Island

A spectacular discovery awaits on Bruny Island today where dramatic landscapes are matched by delicious island produce. Explore Bruny’s wilderness, breathtaking coast, heritage and Australia’s southernmost lighthouse. Stunning sights also await at Truganini Lookout, The Neck Wildlife Reserve, South Bruny National Park and Adventure Bay. We learn for ourselves how the island’s local produce is as refreshing as its beaches, cliffs and wildlife as we sample throughout the day cheese, wood-oven bread, seafood, honey and chocolate, all island specialties. 

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 3: Hobart - Flinders Island - Devonport

A breathtaking flight to Flinders Island begins the day. En-route we fly over Maria Island, the awe-inspiring Eastern Coastline, picturesque Freycinet Peninsula and stunning Wineglass Bay.

Located in the waters of Bass Strait, off the north-eastern tip of Tasmania, Flinders is the largest island in the Furneaux Island Group. This is a group of more than 50 islands that are all that remain part of the land bridge which once joined Tasmania to the Australian mainland. Our touring includes a visit to Wybalenna Historic Site where the restored Wybalenna Chapel is the only building remaining from the ill-fated settlement.

The Furneaux Museum is devoted to the cultural and natural history of the Furneaux Islands, showing where some of Australia’s earliest European history took place and displays fascinating and historic shipwreck artefacts. Following lunch, take a short tour of Whitemark, the main settlement on Flinders Island, which has a rich and remarkable past, with stories of life in a remote and sometimes harsh environment. Re-board the aircraft for the scenic flight to Devonport. 

Overnight: Novotel Devonport or similar

Day 4: Devonport - King Island - Cradle Mountain National Park

This morning, fly to King Island to tour this unique island. Learn about its fascinating maritime past including the many shipwrecks which surround the island and visit the main town of Currie. Learn about the importance of the kelp industry and, of course, enjoy a tasting at the famous and award-winning King Island Dairy.

We fly on to Wynyard then transfer to Cradle Mountain Lodge located in a picturesque alpine woodland. Encompassing some 161,000 hectares, Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park covers some of Tasmania’s highest country and is renowned for its magnificent alpine scenery. At the base of Cradle Mountain, in deep depressions cut by glacial action, lies Crater Lake, Dove Lake and Lake Lilla.  

Overnight: Cradle Mountain Lodge or similar

Day 5: Cradle Mountain National Park

Today, explore this World Heritage area of rugged mountains, glacial lakes and wild alpine moorlands. An adventure to remember today as we discover this spectacular pristine wilderness including Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet. The afternoon is at leisure, giving you an opportunity to enjoy this outstanding national park before heading out to enjoy a unique encounter with the endangered mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil, learning about these marsupials and their conservation.

Overnight: Cradle Mountain Lodge or similar

Day 6: Cradle Mountain - Strahan

Transfer back to Wynyard this morning to view fields of joyous tulips in full bloom at the Table Cape Tulip Farm  dramatically perched atop an extinct volcanic vent.^

Re-board your private aircraft for the awe-inspiring flight from Wynyard to Strahan taking in some of Tasmania’s most spectacular aerial sightseeing over the Cradle Mountain region and Lake St Claire^. In the afternoon we arrive in Strahan, known as the gateway to two of Tasmania’s renowned wild rivers, the mighty Gordon and Franklin. Lying in the heart of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness area, it is a region of spectacular gorges and deep river valleys.

Overnight: Strahan Village or similar

Day 7: Strahan & Gordon River

A day to remember as we cruise the pristine World Heritage-listed Gordon River enjoying lunch and a glass of Tasmanian wine while learning about the area’s natural and human history from the Premier Upper Deck.  Cross Macquarie Harbour, a body of water six times larger than Sydney Harbour, and cut through the perfect reflections of the Gordon River discovering a fascinating convict history and viewing the dense rainforest that blankets the steep gorges all the way down into the river itself. Sail through the narrow and notorious harbour entrance known to convicts as Hells Gates and hear the roar and power of the sea at Ocean Beach. Learn about aquaculture farms and take a guided stopover at Sarah Island, a former penal settlement where convicts laboured under the harshest conditions in the rainforest, felling Huon pines for boat building.

Take a walk through the temperate rainforest, learning of the local flora and fauna while wandering elevated boardwalks that thread their way between the magnificent rainforest species visit the Huon Pine sawmill. This evening, we view the play “The Ship That Never Was”, tale of the Frederick, a ship that was built and stolen by the runaway convicts of Sarah Island.

Overnight: Strahan Village or similar

Day 8: Strahan - Hobart

Board our private aircraft this morning for a scenic flight departing Strahan and flying over the pristine and awe-inspiring south-western coastline of Tasmania as we view the majestic and dramatic scenery of the rugged terrain and wild beaches below. On arrival in Hobart, we enjoy lunch at the acclaimed Frogmore Estate before taking a historic tour of the city which will take in Salamanca and Battery Point. The Farewell Dinner tonight will be at award-winning Landscape Restaurant serving exquisite local produce turned into masterful dishes in the heart of Hobart’s waterfront precinct.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 9: Depart Hobart

Hobart - waterfront at sunset - Luxury solo toursFollowing breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Say a fond farewell to new friends and take away memories of an unforgettable Isles of the Southern Straits adventure.


An Aircruise with Bill Peach Journeys is the perfect way to explore these hard to reach destinations in the style, speed, and comfort of your own private aircraft. The formula is simple – travelling by private aircraft means that we can land directly in each location ensuring time on the ground is spent discovering each region.

Fully Inclusive

When you travel on an Aircruise everything is included and arranged before you even leave home.  This means not only does your holiday include accommodation, dining, and all excursions but every single one of these elements is the finest in its class.  Throughout the journey, you will have a Journey Director on hand to look after you every step of the way.

Mode of transport

This journey will be operated by a variety of aircraft. All aircraft are perfect for landing in the isolated airstrips throughout this journey. To ensure a variety of viewing for everyone, we change seat allocation each day. The aircraft is operated by an experienced pilot and accompanied by a Journey Director. The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned. There will also be air-conditioned 4WD vehicles used in some areas.

Level of fitness required: Moderate

This journey is more challenging and designed for the more active traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities, the traveller must be able to walk up to 1km on even surfaces unaided, travel by four-wheel drive vehicles along ungraded roads and walk up steps unassisted.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

*Conditions Apply: The $1,000 per person Early Bird Offer is limited and applies if booked and paid in full by 9 July, 2024 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. 

^ Weather permitting. 

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