9 Hours
duration
1/10
physicality
Mount Stirling Resort
location
Any
age
July – October
dates

A slower paced and relaxed tour, spend a day admiring panoramic views as we travel in the comfort of a 4-wheel drive with a small tour group to Mansfield, a beautiful country town.

Enjoy a Helicopter flight to 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 stock-men in pursuit of a prized colt that had joined the brumbies. Initially the lad is ridiculed due to his size and that of his pony, however when the wild horses escape the rugged ranges, his bravery and horsemanship become legendary. The perfect background for a great photo!

Travelling back there will be time to enjoy the peaceful Yarra Valley views and visit the Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery a decadent treat. What a way to complete a fabulous country day before you are taken back to the bustling city of Melbourne.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Melbourne CBD
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00AM
RETURN TIME 5:00PM
INCLUDED
Personalised service Morning tea
Picnic lunch at Craig’s Hut Entrance fees
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery Helicopter Flight
Inner city pick up and drop off

Note

Tour itinerary may change according to seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

Australis 4WD tours require a minimum number of 2 passengers to operate. Maximum 3 passengers.

Conditions

The weather in the High Country can vary greatly at any time of year. Your pilot has access to detailed weather forecasts and any unsuitable conditions may require a flight to be cancelled or postponed. Temperatures at higher elevations will generally be 10 degrees cooler than at Mansfield.

1. Some weight limitations may apply. Passenger weight and baggage must be advised prior to your flight being confirmed. Passengers may be weighed prior to flight.
2. All flights are subject to suitable weather conditions and aircraft availability.
3. Flight route and duration may vary due to weather or pilot’s discretion.

What you need to bring

Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, comfortable walking shoes (no open sandals please), insect repellent, clothing for warm and cool weather (it can have cool winds up top on the mountain), rain jacket, camera and your sense of adventure.

Additional information

MealPloughmans Platter
1

Depart Melbourne 8.00am

Inner city hotel pick up and drop off. Complimentary snacks & water will be provided.
2

Yea - a Victorian country township

Morning tea at The Emporium – a warm and friendly country cafe. Feel free to also purchase some local goodies.
3

Mansfield

Climb aboard Alpine Helicopter Charters to 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.
4

Craig's Hut - Victoria's High Country

We land at the famous “Craig’s Hut” and take time to explore, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and be photographed with this icon of the High Country – perfect photo opportunity!
5

Mansfield airstrip

On our final leg we fly over the Mt Buller Alpine Resort and Mt Timbertop enjoying the panoramic views of the soaring mountain peaks.
6

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Set amongst one of Australia’s premium wine regions and surrounded by picturesque Yarra Valley vistas, an emerging orchard and sweeping lawns, the architecturally designed Chocolaterie is an experience the whole family can enjoy.
7

Return to Melbourne

Relax as we cruise back to the drop off location arriving approx. 5.00pm.

Winter Craig's Hut
Mount Buller
Craigs Hut in the fog
Craigs Hut & misty Mt Cobbler
Helicopter to Craig's Hut
Winter Craig's Hut

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