ADVENTURE FLIGHT

 

Fly off on an adventure and land up high with views over the Mansfield Valley and Lake Eildon. Enjoy refreshments and return over the top of the Mansfield Township.

 

Duration = 1 hour

Cost per person (twin share) = $240.00 (TOTAL 480.00)

Extra person = $65.00

 

Alpine Helicopter Charter offers a variety of tailored scenic flight packages of varying duration. Enjoy adventure flights, our Bushranger tour, Mt Buller visits, Historic Huts and Heritage flights, scenic Lake Eildon tours, Howqua discovery adventures, Wildrivers & Waterfall tours....even a murder mystery flight!

MOUNTAIN BAY

 

Follow the Blue Range Escarpment then descend to the shores of Lake Eildon and the townships of Gough's Bay and Mountain Bay nestled on the lakes edge. Fly over the Delatite valley and land up high enjoying the views and refreshments. Return over the Mansfield township.

 

Duration = 1 hour 15 minutes

Cost per person (twin share) = $330.00 ($660.00)

Extra person = $85.00

BUSHRANGER TOUR

 

The story of Ned Kelly and his gang is one of the most remarkable episodes in Australia's history. He was a hero to some and common criminal to others. He was a bushranger who would hold up the whole town and not just the banks. In 1878 the "Kelly Gang" surprised the police at their camp by Stringybark Creek and in the ensuing gun battle 3 policemen were shot dead. Ned was outlawed and hence anyone was allowed to shoot him on sight.

 

We fly over the headwaters of the Broken River to the settlement of Tolmie, which is nestled amongst the ranges, and land by Stringybark Creek where the siege took place. On your walk through this native bushland it's easy to imagine the sounds of gunshot and the echoes through the ranges all those years ago. Enjoy refreshments before returning over the Broken River valley to the township of Mansfield. Get a bird's-eye view of the monument that pays tribute to the 3 policemen that the Kelly Gang shot, the Courthouse that proclaimed them outlaws, and the Mansfield Cemetery where the 3 policemen are laid to rest.

 

Duration = 1 hour 45 minutes

Cost per person (twin share) = $350.00PP ($700.00)

Extra person = $95.00

MOUNT BULLER EXPRESS

 

Fancy a quick look over Mount Buller - Victoria's premier ski resort! Or just avoid the drive up the mountain and let us fly you direct to the ski slopes. Save time and enjoy the view! Excludes refreshments.

 

During the snow season we also provide joy flights departing from Mt Buller.Contact us for our latest Mt Buller specials.

 

Duration = 25 minutes

Cost per person (twin share) = $360.00 ($720.00)

Extra person = $100.00

HOWQUA RIVER DISCOVERY

 

Fly over the Merrijig area towards Mt Timbertop. Descend into the Howqua River valley which was once a major trade route for the indigenous Taungurung people and a source of Greenstone. This stone is prized for its hardness and used in the making of tools and weapons that has been discovered as far away as Adelaide. In the 1840's European settlement began and by the 1860's gold had been discovered and the remnants of the goldrush can still be seen today. We fly over the popular camping destination of Sheepyard Flat. See the historic Fry's Hut and land beside the Howqua River for refreshments with time to enjoy the crystal clear waters. Back onboard we follow the Howqua downstream through the remote sections of this river into more open country as we return to Mansfield.

 

Duration = 1 hour 40 minutes

Cost per person (twin share) = $420.00 ($840.00)

Extra person = $110.00

LAKE EILDON EXPLORER

 

Lake Eildon is Victoria's largest inland lake. Fed by the many High Country rivers, it has a capacity over 3.3 million mega litres. It is six times the size of Sydney Harbour and has a capacity shoreline of over 500 kilometres. Lake Eildon is popular for trout fishing, water skiing and house boating. Development of this water resource began in 1915, and in 1955 further developments provided for greater irrigation capacity. It's also used to help manage potential flood waters and for Hydro power generation.

 

Enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Eildon with its secluded finger bays. We fly over Gough's Bay and along the Goulburn River Arm to the Eildon Dam Wall, hydro power station, spillway and pondage area beside the township of Eildon. On our return we land up high to enjoy refreshments and the views. Return over the Mansfield township.

 

Duration = 1 hour 25 minutes

Cost per person (twin share) = $420.00 (840.00)

Extra person = $95.00

CRAIG'S HUT EXPLORER

 

Visit the famous "Craig's Hut" as featured in "The Man from Snowy River" movie. This film was based on the legendary Banjo Paterson poem telling the story of a mountain lad who rides out with experienced stockmen in pursuit of a prized colt that had joined the brumbies. Because of his size and that of his pony he is ridiculed, but when the wild bush horses escape to the rugged ranges he and his pony grow in stature.

 

Follow the Delatite River valley as we climb into Victoria's High Country. We reveal Mt Cobbler as it dominates the horizon and see if you can spot the Indian's head! Get a bird's-eye view of Razorback Hut - an original mustering hut used by the mountain cattlemen. We land at the famous "Craig's Hut" and take time to explore, enjoy refreshments and be photographed with this icon of the High Country. On our final leg we fly over the Mt Buller Alpine Resort and Mt Timbertop.

 

Duration = 2 hours

Cost per person (twin share) = $490.00 ($980.00)

Extra person = $120.00

HUTS & HERITAGE

 

On this flight we showcase the heritage of the Mountain Cattlemen, their families and those seeking gold in the High County. We show you a bird's-eye view of Razorback Hut. Our first landing is at Craig's Hut with refreshments for all. Then we fly across the upper reaches of the Howqua River valley and along rugged escarpments. Take in Lovick's Hut, Square Head Jinny and Bluff Hut as built and used by mountain cattlemen while mustering their cattle herds that grazed the alpine pasture. We fly along "The Bluff" as it salutes much of this ancient land. Then we descend to follow the Howqua River to Howqua Hills which was once a thriving gold mining area boosting a hotel, butcher, blacksmith and post office. The rush was short lived and ceased by 1905. We land beside the Howqua River for lunch. The return trip is via Timbertop Saddle then on to Mansfield.

 

Duration = 2 hours 45 minutes (includes lunch)

Cost per person (twin share) = $600.00 ($1200.00)

Extra person = $150.00

WILD RIVERS & WATERFALLS

 

On this flight we showcase the heritage of the Mountain Cattlemen, their families and those seeking gold in the High County. We show you a bird's-eye view of Razorback Hut. Our first landing is at Craig's Hut with refreshments for all. Then we fly across the upper reaches of the Howqua River valley and along rugged escarpments. Take in Lovick's Hut, Square Head Jinny and Bluff Hut as built and used by mountain cattlemen while mustering their cattle herds that grazed the alpine pasture. We fly along "The Bluff" as it salutes much of this ancient land. Then we descend to follow the Howqua River to Howqua Hills which was once a thriving gold mining area boosting a hotel, butcher, blacksmith and post office. The rush was short lived and ceased by 1905. We land beside the Howqua River for lunch. The return trip is via Timbertop Saddle then on to Mansfield.

 

Duration = 3 hours plus (includes lunch)

Cost per person (twin share) = $750.00 ($1500.00)

Extra person = $150.00

ROOFTOP TOUR

 

Take in some of Victoria’s highest mountain peaks many surrounded by the Alpine National Park and part of the Great Dividing Range that stretches along the eastern edge of the Australian continent. Climb over the Mt Buller ski resort and Mt Stirling then land at Craig’s Hut for refreshments. Fly to the magnificent Dandongadale Falls, Cobbler Plateau, Mt Buggery, and see close up the ancient and rugged formations of “The Crosscut Saw”. Fly over Mt Howitt at 1742 metres above sea level and the shear cliffs of Mt Magdala and “The Bluff”. Descend into the Howqua River Valley and land beside the river for more refreshments. Return via Timbertop Saddle to Mansfield.

 

Duration = 3 hours plus (includes lunch)

Cost per person (twin share) = $730.00 ($1460.00)

Extra person = $150.00

WONNANGATTA MURDER MYSTERY

 

The beautiful Wonnangatta valley lies hidden deep within the High Country. In February of 1918 Australians were in the grip of the Great War, but it was the brutal murder of James Barclay, manager of the remote Wonnangatta cattle station, that made newspaper headlines. His body was found in a shallow grave. Suspicion fell on the bad tempered station hand John Bamford, however 9 months later his badly decomposed body was found hidden near Mt Howitt with evidence that he had been shot. The mystery of Barclay and Bamford's deaths live on as both murders remain unsolved to this day.

 

Your flight lands at the famous Craig's Hut for refreshments before flying over Mt Howitt and descending into the mysterious Wonnangatta valley. The location of the old homestead can be seen from above. Follow the Conglomerate creek upstream to the spectacular Pieman Falls and see them cascade into the valley below. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of historic Guy's Hut and Howitt Hut which rest high on the Snowy Plains surrounded by natural grasslands and snowgum forests. Enjoy the majestic "Bluff" before descending to land beside the Howqua river for lunch. Return via Timbertop Saddle.

 

Duration = 3 hours plus (includes lunch)

Cost per person (twin share) = $790.00 ($1580.00)

Extra person = $150.00

CRAIG'S HUT & WINERY LUNCH

 

Experience some of the best the High Country has to offer. First stop is morning tea and muffins at the iconic Craig’s Hut with its breathtaking views across the mountains. We then follow the upper reaches of the King River to Lake William Hovell and continue to the wine region of the King Valley. Take your pick from either Chrismont Winery www.chrismont.com.au or 

Dal Zotto Winery www.dalzotto.com.au for a 2 hour stopover and spoil yourself with gourmet food and wine. We then return to Mansfield.

 

Duration = 3 hours 30 minutes

Cost per person (twin share) = $740.00 ($1480.00)

Extra person = $120.00

Please Note: Your meal and wine purchases are not included in these costs.

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