Tasmania and Bass Strait
Your Tasmanian adventure is only a few days away, and we’re looking forward to showing you some of our favourite destinations. Please take the time to read through this document before packing your bags.
Temperatures and weather
Generally our summer tours to Tasmania encounter comfortably warm temperatures, however being Tasmania lows can get down to 10-15 degrees. Storms and rainfall are also common during summer.
Mobile coverage at most locations in Tasmania is quite good, with multiple carriers having varied coverage. Telstra has by far the most extensive. Important to note is that if your carrier is a Telstra reseller you will not have coverage in the most remote sites – only Telstra branded services receive full network coverage. WiFi access is limited, so if you require phone or data coverage while on tour we encourage you to purchase a prepaid SIM card for the trip.
Maps and iPads
In the aircraft are a Kirkhope Aviation iPad and a full set of maps for the route of your tour. Using the iPad you’ll be able to track the progress of each flight using AvPlan, an aviation mapping suite that your pilot will also be using on his/her iPad. For those feeling like more of a challenge, the full set of traditional maps can be used to manually track your progress and point out important features.
Kirkhope Aviation tours are all-inclusive and you will not be asked to pay anything further while you’re away. You may, however, wish to purchase souvenirs or alcoholic beverages when not sitting down to lunch or dinner and so we do recommend bringing a small amount of cash or a credit card to cover these additional purchases.
Bedding and towels
These are provided at all locations – you do not need to bring either.
Snacks and water
A variety of nibbles and bottled water are made available on the aircraft. We do encourage you to bring your own water bottle for the trip, however it’s not required.
All Kirkhope Aviation aircraft are fitted with a comfortable leather interior and, during warmer months, most are air conditioning. Your pilot will provide a full briefing about the aircraft on your morning of departure.
During take-off it is considerably louder than a typical airliner, however after this you’ll be able to converse easily with your fellow passengers with a normal conversational voice. The only people we recommend ear plugs to are those that would normally wear them on a larger aircraft, and generally we have a spare noise cancelling aviation headset on board should you find the aircraft too loud.
In your departure information email you will have been advised of your personal baggage weight. Please adhere to this, and bear in mind that this should include all items that you are not wearing on the departure day. In general, we ask that guests aim to ‘pack light.’ You’re going to be away for only a few days and in generally quite clear and warm weather, so keep this in mind when deciding if you need that extra item.
Suitcases and bags
Please pack using small squashable (sports or duffel) bags. The storage areas on the aircraft are irregular in shape, so rigid or framed bags present difficult and we ask that you do not bring them.
- Comfortable clothing, including pants/jeans, shorts, t-shirts/shirts and underwear
- Sweaters/jumpers, preferably in thin layers
- Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen/lip balm
- Comfortable shoes to walk over uneven group, such as runners or trainers
- Raincoat or waterproof jacket
- Basic toiletries
- Mobile phone and charger
- Motion sickness treatment (if you are prone to this)
- Digital camera and charger
- Water bottle
- Beanie and gloves (particularly in Spring or Autumn)
Our address is 7 Second St, Moorabbin Airport VIC 3194 Unfortunately Moorabbin Airport is a maze of streets and avenues, and so we strongly recommend you use Apple or Google Maps to help you find us.
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A huge thank you for a truly marvellous three days. So well looked after by Tony, nothing was too much trouble, accommodation and meals first class. Amazing views of our beautiful country and a further insight into the lives of the people who live in remote places.