I'd made arrangements to be called if there were 2 other people interested in taking the same tour with us on the Helicopter. Reason being they like to take a full load and it keeps the costs down for all concerned. Got a phone call at 08:10 advising 2 other people were interested and could we be there by about 09:00. Well breakfast was consumed at lightning speed and I managed to get the last parking spot on the wharf at Strahan. Clearly this was meant to be.
We were briefed on the helicopter and got underway. OH MY GOODNESS! Ron reckoned every time he turned around to look, I had this major head swallowing grin plastered on to my face! With a few Ya Hoos thrown into the equation, especially whilst following the King River Gorge at about 30 feet off the ground, it was a mind bendingly wonderful trip. We also had a look at the Teepookanna viewing platform and stands of Huon pine which looked out to the coast near Hells gates. Just fantastic. The pilot also followed the train line between Queenstown and Strahan and you could really see how difficult this line was to construct hugging cliff sides and straddling creeks and rivers. Really difficult to put it into words really. I had trouble getting out of the helicopter. Mainly because I had my fingers wrapped around the door handle not wanting to open it to get out (not really but I didn't want to get out, I wanted to see more).
Also went on a harbour/river cruise to Sara Island, fish farms and up the Gordon River. All spectacular!
We'll have to come back.
Will load more piccies out soon.
We pack up today and head back to Hobart. Hopefully I'll have a bit more time to get the piccies up.
Bee and Ron