Introducing Southwest National Park
There are few places left on our lonely planet as isolated and untouched as the southwest wilderness. This is Tasmania’s largest national park, home to some of the world’s last tracts of virgin temperate rainforest; a place of ancient grandeur and extraordinary diversity.
The southwest is the habitat of the endemic Huon pine, which can live for more than 3000 years, and the swamp gum, the world’s tallest hardwood and tallest flowering plant. Around 300 species of lichen, moss and fern – some of which are rare and endangered – dapple the rainforest with shades of green; glacial tarns seamlessly mirror snowy mountaintops; and in summer, picture-perfect alpine meadows explode with wildflowers. Untamed rivers charge through the landscape, rapids surging through gorges and waterfalls plummeting over cliffs.
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Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Southwest National Park by Air with Bush Walk and Harbor Cruise
Fly to Southwest National Park, Tasmania’s largest national park, in a small airplane and discover the beauty of this Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Enjoy views of Hobart and Tasmania’s remote southwest on your flight to the national park, and take a scenic cruise on Melaleuca Inlet and Bathurst Harbour.