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. During the Lake Eildon Explorer tour you will 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 your return they land up high to enjoy refreshments and the views. Return over the Mansfield township.
This tour is approximately one hour and 25 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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