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. 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 three policemen were shot dead. Ned was outlawed and hence anyone was allowed to shoot him on sight.
During the Bushranger Tour you will fly over the headwaters of the Broken River to the settlement of Tolmie, 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 three policemen that the Kelly Gang shot, the Courthouse that proclaimed them outlaws, and the Mansfield Cemetery where the three policemen are laid to rest.
This tour is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.
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 is 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.
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