We couldnt decide whether to do a flight or not as, well, as everyone knows helicopters are pretty pricey.
30 seconds into the flight as we lifted into the crystal clear sky above Mansfield on a glorious sunny day and headed for the Alps the cost was a long way from our minds.
We cruised our way up along the Delatite River towards Mt Buller at about a thousand feet with the autumn colours unrolling beneath us before hopping up over the top of the range, and dropping down to land at Craigs Hut in brilliant sunshine, no wind and 10 degrees C.
Our pilot David took photos for us and then laid out a morning tea of wine and cheese (yes its 11am but what the heck we're on holidays!!). After about an hour on the ground and looking around we took off back to Mansfield and flew over the Stirling and Buller summits before wending our way back to the airfield at Mansfield.
If the weather is superb as it was when we visited the views over the Alps are wonderful. The total trip was about 2 hours with probably 30-40 mins flying time.
As I said not cheap but for a special occasion cant be beaten. There are shorter flight options available but the one we did is highly recommended.
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