On this tour we experienced, I believe, some of the best of what Tasmania has to offer.
Our flight left from Cambridge Airport in Hobart and headed south along the east coast to the South East Cape and then headed west to land at Melaleuca. The flight highlighted the spectacular and rugged coastline that is southern Tasmania. We touched down and were soon enjoying the history of the local area guided by the very knowledgeable and capable pilots.
We were given insights into the local – Danny King – who lived and worked in the southwest wilderness running his tin mine and bringing up his family. We got a feel for how rugged and isolated the life was for him and his family.
Part of our tour included a leisurely boat trip which took us to Bathurst Harbour. We travelled along a beautiful, peaceful waterway, coloured black by the tea trees, until we reached the harbour. An amazing spectacle greeted us – a harbour some say is three times the size of Sydney Harbour. We were then treated to a beautiful lunch at another historic hut in the area.
We had a great day and were again impressed with the local hospitality and friendliness. We felt very privileged to be able to visit such a pristine and special place. We could sense the purity of the surroundings, not just see it. It is a very special part of our country and it is wonderful to know it is World Heritage listed to help protect it for future generations.
This was certainly an unforgettable experience for us and again thank Tourism Tasmania for the opportunity.