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Craig's Hut Mountain Adventure

Craig's Hut Mountain Adventure

Epic helicopter adventure for a mountain picnic at the famous Craig's Hut in Victoria's Snowy Mountains

Regular price $1,990
Regular price Sale price $1,990
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Your 5 hour Experience includes:

🚁 1 hour Private Flight (each way)

⛰ Land on Mt Stirling in the Snowy Mountains

🥾 2 hours on the Ground to Explore

☀️ Flights operate September - March

📍 Flights depart Essendon (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

Fly from Melbourne to Craig's Hut for Mountain Picnic by Helicopter

Enjoy a spectacular private picnic on top of Victoria's Snowy Mountains by helicopter

Imagine stepping back in time to an era of rugged pioneers and breathtaking landscapes. At the heart of Victoria's High Country lies Craig's Hut, a remarkable symbol of Australia's rich settler history.

Originally constructed as a film set for the iconic "The Man From Snowy River," this humble hut now stands as a testament to the spirit of adventure that shaped Australia. Nestled atop Mt. Stirling and surrounding by 360 degree views of the Victorian High Country, a trip to Craig's Hut isn't just a journey across miles—it's a journey through time.

A scenic helicopter flight over Mount Buller and the Victorian Alps

Your adventure begins at our hangar in Essendon Airport where you'll take to the skies for an aerial view of the lush Yarra Valley. As you pass the impressive Yarra Ranges, the calm expanse of Lake Eildon will unfold beneath you.

Then, as the snowy peaks of the Victorian Alps appear in the distance, you'll find yourself flying over Mount Buller Alpine Lodge with birds-eye views of the ski runs down the mountain. Finally, Mt. Stirling will come into view and you'll know you're nearing your destination: the iconic Craig's Hut. This is Australia at its most raw and beautiful. 

A real taste of Australian history with private helicopter landing at Craig's Hut

Your helicopter will land just metres away from Craig's Hut, where the untouched beauty of Victoria's snowy mountains will be visible in all directions. A short path leads to the rustic charm of Craig's Hut, where every timber and nail has a tale to tell. 

Following its debut in "The Man From Snowy River" movie, the hut grew rapidly in popularity among visitors and tourists before being burnt down in a 2006 fire started by a lightning strike. It was rebuilt in 2007 using more durable timbers such as red gum and iron bark (a sign of Australian resilience) and now provides a cozy retreat for cross-country skiers seeking refuge from the cold in the winter months.

PRO TIP: During your visit, have a look for the large granite boulders surrounding Craig's Hut for the ‘graves’ of Jim Craig’s parents, remnants from the movie set.

Gourmet Picnic in the Snow by Helicopter

Following your exploration of the storied Craig's Hut, take a moment to enjoy a gourmet picnic hamper as you sit amongst the tranquil serenity of the High Country. As you enjoy your picnic, allow the panoramic views and the peaceful sounds of nature to create a dining experience like no other. This intimate picnic, set against the backdrop of the High Country's pristine beauty, perfectly captures the spirit of your adventure.

** Flights are highly weather dependent

Please note this tour only operates during the summer months and is highly weather dependent, requiring clear skies and low winds for departure. In the event of poor weather on the day, we may ask to reschedule your flight for your comfort and safety.

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    How much does a Craig's Hut Mountain Adventure cost?

    Craig's Hut Mountain Adventure Prices Per Person
    2 People
    Regular price $1,990
    Sale price $1,990
    3 - 4 People
    Regular price $1,495
    Sale price $1,495
    5 - 9 People
    Regular price $1,332
    Sale price $1,332
    10 - 14 People
    Regular price $1,285
    Sale price $1,285

    ❗ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR FLIGHT

    Where are you located?

    Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your pickup point will either be Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields or the Essendon Passenger Terminal depending on your flight. Please refer to your booking confirmation email for your departure location. Both locations have off-street parking available.

    When should I arrive?

    Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.

    Can bad weather prevent us from flying?

    Yes, adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight. If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

    Google says there's will be bad weather on the day. Should I reschedule?

    There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on a weather forecast as they're often inaccurate! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely.

    Why do I need to provide my weight?

    We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If you have any guests weighing over 130kg or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg combined, please contact us prior to booking.

    What is the minimum age requirement for children?

    Children aged 2 years or older can occupy their own seat. Our pilots will give them special attention to ensure they have an amazing time. All children will have their own window seat and pay the same seat price (we don't offer discounts for children as we make sure they have even more fun than the adults 😁)

    Can I use my camera or phone during flight?

    Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos and videos on the ground, and in the air, as possible.

    What should I wear?

    Please bring a pair of sunglasses and you're welcome to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. We do recommend a wind-breaker jacket on cooler or windy days to keep your warm.

    Can I bring any luggage?

    Light handbags and small backpacks weighing less than 5kg can be carried. For any larger items please contact us prior to your flight.

    Can I fly if I'm pregnant?

    Yes, and we recommend flying prior to your third trimester.

    Can I fly if I'm in a wheelchair?

    Yes, our hangar is wheelchair-accessible and we warmly welcome passengers with special needs, as long as a carer accompanies them on their flight. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    Do you provide a wheelchair for disabled passengers?

    We partner with Fisher Lane Mobility in Melbourne, which provides wheelchair rental as well as delivery and pickup services from our hangar. Wheelchairs can only be carried in larger aircraft suitable for 4 or more passengers as they include a cargo hold. Please contact FLM to confirm availability of a suitable wheelchair for your planned date of travel.

    ☔ BAD WEATHER & BOOKING CHANGE POLICY

    What happens if there's bad weather on the day of my flight?

    • We really want you to enjoy your experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight. If there's bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain, high winds) on the day, we may need to delay or reschedule your flight. We’ll work with you to choose a new date, or allow you to reschedule at your convenience.
    • If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

      Can I reschedule or cancel my booking if my plans change?

      • You can reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours before departure. If you choose to cancel, we'll provide you with a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee.

      Are Gift Vouchers refundable?

      • Gift voucher purchases are non-refundable, valid for 3 years, and can be used towards any flight across all our locations.
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      Can’t explain in words because it’s is still unbelievable must do once in live nothing to say….🥰😍 thank you to Ed (captain) must select Ed if you have option to select as captain 👩‍✈️ thank you to all rotor one team

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