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Alpine Helicopter Charter

On this flight Alpine Helicopter Charter showcases the heritage of the Mountain Cattlemen, their families and those seeking gold in the High County. They show you a bird's-eye view of Razorback Hut. The first landing is at Craig's Hut with refreshments for all.

Then you fly across the upper reaches of the Howqua River valley and along rugged escarpments. Take in Lovick's Hut, Square Head Jinny and Bluff Hut as built and used by mountain cattlemen while mustering their cattle herds that grazed the alpine pasture. They fly along "The Bluff" as it salutes much of this ancient land. Then you descend to follow the Howqua River to Howqua Hills which was once a thriving gold mining area boosting a hotel, butcher, blacksmith and post office. The rush was short lived and ceased by 1905. The tour lands beside the Howqua River for lunch. The return trip is via Timbertop Saddle then on to Mansfield.

This tour is approximately two hours and 45 minutes.

Price & booking



Rates are per person, twin share. A third person is an additional $150. Prices subject to change without notice. Contact operator for more details.

More info

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

  • Car park
  • 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.