This trip is for those who want a truly special day or who are in Hobart and don't have the time to drive to the West Coast. You leave Hobart's Cambridge airport about 7 am for your one hour flight across the Tasmanian wilderness to land at the spectacularly located Queenstown Airport. The flight is magnificent leaving Hobart in the early morning light and crossing the farmlands of the Derwent Valley, past the lakes and peaks of the Central Highlands and next to the massive bulk of Frenchman’s Cap.
From there we drive to Queenstown, arriving about 8.30 for your safety brief and preparation for your day's big adventure on the King River. The journey down the river will take about six hours past thousands of Huon Pine trees, viewing the Garfield River platypus pool, the Sailor Jack rapid, Abt Railway, west coast mining history and more. After lunch by the river we continue past Teepokana to Lowana and our transport back to Queenstown. Our skilled guides will tell of both the natural and human history of the area and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable day.
At the finish of the raft trip we will take you to your repositioned aircraft at Strahan airport from where you will fly back to Hobart, retracing the morning’s flight.
This option is dependent upon minimum numbers and aircraft availability so it is best to ring our office to make the arrangements.