Australia Discovery Tour - Part 2

The Land Down Under - Part 2

We pick up where we left off in the last issue, showcasing some of our favourite VFR scenic flight routes around the Great Southern Land of Australia. The following three tours aim to showcase some rather diverse geographical areas and are best flown low and slow in a single-engine piston aircraft. The written tour guides are complemented by flight plan files that is freely available as a download here.

The evening sun hitting the parallel east-west running ridgelines of the MacDonnell Ranges.
The evening sun hitting the parallel east-west running ridgelines of the MacDonnell Ranges.

4. Tasmanian Tour -The Apple Isle (YHMB – YDPO, 200 miles)

For our first tour, we’ll explore the smallest and southern-most state of Australia, Tasmania. Located 150 miles south of the mainland, across the Bass Straight from Victoria, the island state is 26,410 square miles in size and home to a population of half a million. Fertile soils around the south-eastern part of Tasmania create an optimum environment for growing fruit trees, with the state earning the nickname of the Apple Isle due to its high yield of the crop.

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