Aerial view of mountains with the Bay near Freycinet Lodge

Scenic Flight to Maria Island

FROM $385

Discover Maria Island and Freycinet Peninsula by air with a Freycinet Air scenic flight. Departing Friendly Beaches, fly over Freycinet Peninsula taking in spectacular views of the Hazards mountain range and the iconic Wineglass Bay, before touching down on Maria Island.

Close up on Painted Cliffs Mandatory at Freycinet Lodge

In the early 1800s the island was home to whalers and sealers who made make-shift camps on its shores. In 1825 a convict settlement was established on the island, of which the ruins can still be witnessed today. Maria Island is now a national park. It has no roads and no shops. When you arrive, it’s up to you as to how you would like to spend your time.

We highly recommend a picnic on the beach before exploring the historic ruins, sweeping bays, fossil cliffs, rugged mountains and remarkable wildlife. Once your bellies are full and feet are sore, jump back aboard to fly back over the peninsula – via the west – offering a differing perspective to our first flight.

Image credits: Flow Mountain Bike, Tourism Tasmania, Dominic Zeng Photoart, Luke Tscharke.

What you need to know

  • Cost: $385pp (age 13+) and $340pp (age 3-12). Infants travel free.
  • Speak to us about how you can add food and beverage options to enjoy on the island
  • Each flight is approx 30mins in duration. Total experience is 3.5 hours
  • We allow up to 2 hours on Maria Island - plenty of time to explore!


Close up on a wombat captured near the Freycinet Lodge