60 minute Maria Island Flight – $230 pp
(minimum 2 pax)
We begin this flight following the same route as our regular scenic flights. Shortly after take off from Friendly Beaches you will immediately be astonished by the beautiful view, the white sands and turquoise water. A gentle turn to the south and we are heading directly for the Freycinet Peninsula.
We will pass several lagoons and Tourville Lighthouse before the amazing Hazards and Wineglass Bay come into full view.
Continuing south along the peninsula you will be amazed by the rugged coastline. At the souther tip of the peninsula we will fly over Schouten Island and continue further south towards Maria Island.
There is the possibility of spotting whales during this over water leg. Our whale sightings are used to monitor whale movement and for helping with wildlife protection.
Maria Island, a former notorious convict settlement is now the home for the conservation of the Tasmanian Devil.
Sandstone cliffs and beautiful white beaches will take your breath away.
Heading north we will follow the protected west side of the peninsula where you will experience numerous beaches which are only accessible by boat or several days of hiking. As we head back to the airfield we will pass Wineglass Bay again, but with the view from the other side, which accentuates the wineglass shape.
Over the township of Coles Bay we will begin our descent where you will appreciate the panoramic view of Nine Mile Beach, Swan River and the bast Moulting Lagoon before touching down at Friendly Beaches Airstrip.