Sea Cliffs and Convicts 15 Minute Helicopter Flight

Port Arthur, Tasmania

This 15 minute scenic flight is a short teaser flight showcasing the spectacular rugged coastal scenery from Port Arthur and views out to Mt Wellington.

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Enjoy a 15 minute scenic flight departing Port Arthur where you will have stunning aerial views of Mt Wellington and Hobart, Eaglehawk Neck and the Tasman Sea Cliffs to the South.

Helicopter flight departs from the Port Arthur Heli Base. As you take flight be sure to have your camera at the ready as the beautiful sights come into view. The helicopter has specially designed windows to ensure that passengers have increased visibility throughout the flight. Marvel at the rugged coastline and the Tasman National Park below. Catch a glimpse of the sea stacks – ‘the lantern’ and ‘the candlestick’ that are popular with adventurous rock climbers and abseilers.

The pilot will provide narration throughout the flight pointing out the beautiful coastal sights as you approach Fortescue Bay, Denmans Cove, Cape Hauy and the Three Capes Track. This scenic flight is suitable activity for the whole family and will leave you wanting to discover more of the Tasman Island when you are back on firm ground.


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  • 15 minute flight in Bell 206 Longranger or similar helicopter
  • Bubble windows for maximum viewing
  • Two-way communication between pilot and group
  • Informative commentary
  • Taxes and fuel surcharge included
  • Carbon emissions offset on all flights


  • Flight will begin from the Port Arthur heli base, as you climb through the air be amazed by the unfolding views in all directions
  • Witness Mt Wellington and Hobart to the West, Eaglehawk Neck to the North and tall Tasman sea cliffs to the South
  • View the Port Arthur Historic Site and pass over the Tasman National Park and near one of the hut sites of the Three Capes Track
  • Next view Fortescue Bay and soon after you will be flying over Cape Hauy, one of the mighty Three Capes which is home to the ‘lanterns’ and ‘candlestick’
  • This tour takes in some of the most spectacular scenic sights in the region


  • Flights depart daily at 11:15am year round
  • An additional flight departs at 3:05pm from November – April


  • 15 minute helicopter flight


  • Flights depart from Port Arthur Heli Base, 6520 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182

What To Bring

  • Be sure to have your camera
  • Warm clothing suggested as flight can be cool and windy

Additional Information

  • Maximum individual passenger weight: 110kg
  • Weight of all passengers combined not to exceed 450kg
  • Subject to minimum numbers of 2
  • Please check in for your flight 20 minutes prior to departure
  • You will be allowed to take only your camera (or phone). All other items and bags can be left in the office
  • If the operator makes the decision in advance to cancel your flight due to weather you will have the option of amending your tour to a date of your choosing or cancel with a full refund

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of flight
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher


Port Arthur, Tasmania

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