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Tours

Howqua River Discovery

04 28 376 619

Tour operated by:

Alpine Helicopter Charter

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. They 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 the tour follows the Howqua downstream through the remote sections of this river into more open country as they return to Mansfield.

This tour takes approximately one hour and 40 minutes.

Price & booking

Price

$345.00

Rates are per person, twin share. A third person is an additional $110. Prices subject to change without notice. Contact operator for more details.

More info

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 01/01/01 - 01/01/01

Facilities:
  • Car park
Activities:
  • Birdwatching
  • Self guided

Tour operator

Alpine Helicopter Charter specialises in providing a variety of high quality helicopter scenic tours and charter services in and around Victoria's High Country and Alpine region.

Based at Mansfield in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, the scenery is stunning from the moment you take-off. Their tours are personal, informative and relaxing yet adventurous as you experience helicopter flight within this magnificent landscape.

Enjoy the thrill of a remote landing at a picturesque location. There's time for a leisurely walk and photos followed by a bottle of quality local wine with cheese and crackers. In the cooler months you may prefer a hot chocolate or cappuccino with muffins which are included in their tours.

They can customise a flight to suit your requirements, which may be anything from enhancing your recreational activities, saving you time or they can arrange a lunch in a great location.

Your helicopter is a Robinson R44 renowned for its safety, excellent performance and smooth flight. It has comfortable seating for three adult passengers plus your pilot. Each passenger has a window seat with exceptional visibility. High quality headsets are worn by all for easy communication and to hear your pilots commentary.