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Sea Cliffs & Convicts Helicopter Flight

By Osborne Heli Tours


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  • Incredible views on a flight over historic Port Arthur sites

  • Breathtaking views of Eaglehawk Neck & Tasman sea cliffs

  • Grand natural architecture of Cape Huay & the Totem Pole

  • Chance to learn about Australia's early colonial history

  • Incredible aerial photographs of Tasman National Park

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided helicopter flight over the Port Arthur Historic Site

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Headset for live commentary

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pickup and drop-off

Know Before You Book

  • Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Children 3 and younger are allowed provided they sit on a parent's lap and their combined weight does not exceed the maximum seat weight or overall weight of the aircraft.

  • Each passenger must weigh less than 286 pounds (130 kg), and combined weight cannot exceed 992 poiunds (450 kg) per helicopter.

  • Seat surcharges will apply for any single passengers weighing more than 242 pounds (110 kg), and any 2 passengers traveling on the same booking with a combined weight of more than 396 pounds (180 kg).

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Each helicopter flight holds a maximum of 5 passengers.

  • This activity begins in Port Arthur, which is approximately 62 miles (101 km) from central Hobart. You must make your own way to the meeting point.

  • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to your booked flight start time.

What you can expect

Get a bird's-eye view of the Tasman sea cliffs and the old convict settlement of Port Arthur on this spectacular helicopter ride. This flight takes you over the wilderness at the southeastern tip of Tasmania, offering a great way to see some of the country's most beautiful landscapes and historic sites.

You board the helicopter at a helipad in Port Arthur, right next to some amazing views. Admire scenery that stretches all the way to Hobart and Mount Wellington in the west and to Eaglehawk Neck in the north, and then fly out over Fortescue Bay for a visit to the skies over Cape Huay and a look at the towering rock column of the Totem Pole and the cliffs of Tasman National Park.

Next, you pass over the Port Arthur historic site for a look at the remains of the 19th-century prison colony. Learn a bit about the settlement's history from your pilot and check out the long, slanted peninsula of 3 Capes Track before you circle back to the helipad and bring the incredible flight to a close.


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Activity Location

  • Port Arthur Historic Site Tasmania

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Port Arthur Heli Base
  • 6520 Arthur Hwy
  • Port Arthur Tasmania 7182

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