Australian National Site Guide - Tasmania

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Tasmania - 9 sites

Map of Tasmania sites
Area Sites
North-West 1
South East 8

Tasmania - North-West - 1 site

Map of North-West sites
Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
The Don Head Coastal hill NW-N PG3, HG - supervised
Tasmania - North-West

The Don Head

The don head is on a private property with a specific protocol access. Please contact the THPA for full description of the site.

It is required to be a THPA member to fly this site. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.

Tasmania - South East - 8 sites

Map of South East sites
Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Eaglehawk Neck Coastal E-NE Lower launch: PG2, HG supervised, upper launch: PG4, HG intermediate Lower launch: 25m (asl), upper launch: 350m (asl)
Kempton Hill Inland hill E-NE PG2, HG supervised 355m launch (asl), 195m lz (asl), 160m (agl)
kunanyi - Mount Wellington Mountain NNE-ENE PG5, HG advanced 1230m launch (asl)
Lemon Hill NE-E or W-WSW PG2/PG3 – HG supervised/intermediate
Mary Ann Bay Coastal cliff NW-N PG4 1230m launch (asl)
Single Hill NNE-SSE PG2, HG supervised
Tunbridge Tier Inland hill NNE-E PG5, HG advanced 885 launch (asl), 320m LZ (asl), 565m (agl)
Winton Hill Inland Hill SSW-SE PG2 / HG Supervised 165m launch (asl), 40m LZ (asl), 125m (agl)
Tasmania - South East

Eaglehawk Neck

Coastal soaring high above Eaglehawk neck from the upper launch or over a wide area above the beach from the lower launch. In decent conditions it is possible to soar up from the lower launch to the upper launch.

A PWS licence is in place for this launch. It is required to be a THPA member to fly this site. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.

Tasmania - South East

Kempton Hill

Kempton hill is on a private property with a specific and sensitive agreement access. Please contact the THPA for full description of the site.

It is required to be a THPA member to fly this site. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.

Tasmania - South East

kunanyi - Mount Wellington

kunanyi/Mount Wellington is 3500' top to bottom – the biggest in Australia. A great sled ride, or XC start point. It is a really appealing site but must be considered with respect. Really good ground handling skills are required to take-off from this site. The landing is not visible from T/O.

An agreement with the land manager is in place for this launch. It is required to be a THPA member to fly this site. It is an extremely challenging launch - pilot must speak with SSO before your first time flying here. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.

Tasmania - South East

Lemon Hill

Lemon hill is on a private property with a specific protocol access. Please contact the THPA for full description of the site.

It is required to be a THPA member to fly this site. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.

Tasmania - South East

Mary Ann Bay

Mary Ann Bay gives a small lift area of coastal soaring in strong NW conditions. Westerly winds tend to get blocked by kunanyi/Mount Wellington. Easy top landing, but bottom landing is very limited to non-existent on a high tide.

An agreement with the land manager is in place for this launch. It is required to be a THPA member and sign the landowner agreement to fly this site. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.

Tasmania - South East

Single Hill

Single hill is within controlled airspace and require specific protocol to fly there. Flying at Single Hill may only be done after a full induction as per the CASA instrument in place. Please contact the THPA for full description of the site.

It is required to be a THPA member to fly this site. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.

Tasmania - South East

Tunbridge Tier

Tunbridge Tier is one of the highest-managed launches in Tasmania, and consequently one of the best launches for XC flight. In light conditions, thermals are just going through the launch early in the day. The area could be really thermic, good wing control and decision-making are imperative. This is not a soaring site. New PG5 should contact a SO/SSO before flying there.

An agreement with the land manager is in place for this launch. It is required to be a THPA member to fly this site. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.

Tasmania - South East

Winton Hill

Winton hill is on a private property with a specific protocol access. Please contact the THPA for full description of the site. A weather station is available.

It is required to be a THPA member to fly this site. Please visit the thpa.org.au website for full information.

Please also see the Flying Tasmania article.