Scenic Flight with Freycinet Air – Freycinet National Park, Tasmania – Australia
Looking for the perfect view over Wineglass Bay and the rest of Freycinet National Park?
You simply cannot beat a scenic flight with Freycinet Air, the view was spectacular even on an overcast day!
We checked into the Freycinet Lodge where we spent two nights and were speaking with the reception team (who might I add were great!) about the area and what they would recommend we see to ensure we get the most out of our time in Freycinet. This is where we simply couldn’t resist booking in the scenic flight, for one, Pascal, the pilot actually has a second job working at the hotel bar so we wandered down, had a chat and booked it in for first thing the next morning.
The weather throughout our stay at Freycinet National Park was fairly, no, extremely cloudy and overcast, but regardless the views from the scenic flight was amazing.
How to get to the Freycinet scenic flight
Located just a 20-minute drive from Freycinet Lodge, it is quick and easy to get to. There is plenty of onsite parking which is convenient.
Choosing your Freycinet scenic flight
There are several scenic flights to choose from and we were lucky enough to be able to pick any of them as we had enough time. However, I would suggest pre-booking your preferred flight, especially in the high season.
We chose the Freycinet Scenic Flight which is a 45-minute flight for $175 per person. Click here for the other flight options.
After a short walk, we arrived at our aircraft. I must admit, it was the smallest plane we’ve ever been on! With a maximum of 4 passengers including the pilot, it was small!
The Freycinet Scenic Flight
After the plane had warmed up and all of the necessary safety checks were complete, it was time to take off. The runway is a fairly narrow dirt runway surrounded by bushland – it is quite exciting! Before we knew it, we were up and away.
Pascal was extremely knowledgable and provided us with all of the history and information about the mountains, bays and beaches.
On this flight, you will fly over Friendly Beaches and towards the Freycinet Peninsula. The colour of the water is so beautiful and soon enough you will see the Hazards and Wineglass Bay, which let’s be honest is probably the main reason for wanting to take a scenic flight!
The good thing about the flight is that you do a complete circuit of Wineglass Bay so you have plenty of time to take in the beauty.
After Wineglass Bay and the Hazards, you will fly around Schouten Island which has the historic whaling station. The western side of the coastline is filled with beautiful beaches, only accessible by boat or by long hikes (several days!!).
Check out this highlights video.
Here are a series of photos we took while on the scenic flight.
It is then time to head back to the Friendly Beaches Airstrip but not without another glimpse of Wineglass Bay.
As we were coming in for the landing, we were amazed by the lagoon filled with black swans and their babies.
You can see here the dirt runway in which we had to land!
The day was not complete without a photo with the plane and with our pilot, Pascal!
For more on Freycinet National Park, check out our other posts which you might find useful.
- Wineglass Bay Lookout
- Hotel Review: Freycinet Lodge
- Friendly Beaches
- Cape Tourville Lookout and Lighthouse
- Honeymoon Bay
- Sleepy Bay & Little Gravelly Beach
- Renting a car in Tasmania
- The ultimate packing list for Tasmania
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