South West Wilderness Camp

A visit to the remote South West is one of the most memorable experiences in the world, but it has only ever been accessible as a day trip with wilderness flight operator Par Avion or as part of a challenging ten day ‘South Coast Trek’.  The new wilderness camp in the UNESCO listed and uninhabited South West National Park, over 4500 square km in size, gives visitors the extraordinary chance to experience a three day, two night stay in one of the most remarkable and isolated places on earth.  The camp, owned by Par Avion, lies on the shores of Bathurst Harbour, three times the size of Sydney's. Each of the four private luxury huts has a queen bed complete with linen, duvets, natural woollen blankets, and timber flooring.  The communal area has flushing loos and hot showers. Your journey beings with a spectacular scenic flight from Hobart along the rugged coast and wild beaches washed by the Great Southern Ocean, possibly spotting the tiny figures of lone walkers on the monumental South Coast Track far below.  You will fly over  vast, seemingly never ending mountain ranges and ravines, including the Western Arthurs.  During your three day stay in this true relic of Gondwanaland, the Supercontinent as it was, you will visit the only breeding station for the critically-endangered Orange-bellied parrot, an ancient Aboriginal cave, take the Wilderness Explorer boat to the pristine Celery Top islands, walk along beaches and through the rainforest,  and swim from sheltered coves. All your meals are included – a gourmet breakfast, three course lunch or picnic, canapés and a four course degustation dinner, all beverages including Tasmanian wines and liqueurs,  magnificent flights in the twin engine Islander light aircraft, tous, accommodation and activities.  The camp is open from November until April reopening again in November 2014. From AU$1950 per person.