Step back in time and travel to rugged and picturesque King Island. Fly down on your own personal VIP DC-3 where the actual trip is part of the experience. We offer regular Sunday flights for lunch at the Boomerang By The Sea. This is a must do and this package includes flights to and from King Island from Melbourne, a buffet lunch and a visit to the King Island Cheese Factory. Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday?
Check-in commences at 10:00am at the Silver Cilpper VIP lounge where light refreshments are available prior to boarding.
Complimentary champagne is also provided for those wishing to start the day off with something more substantial.
Boarding the aircraft at 10:30am for the 1 hour 10 minute flight to King Island, our route takes us past the city skyline, into Port Phillip Bay, through the Heads and onto King Island.
On arrival passengers are met by coach and transferred to Boomerang By The Sea located near the main township of Currie. This restaurant is situated atop the cliff tops and overlooks Bass Strait and the golf course. Truly a scene from St. Andrews in Scotland.
Enjoy a buffet style meal emphasizing local King Island fare. Seating can be arranged as requested, for those wishing to be in a group environment or couples wishing to be left to themselves.
After lunch the coach will transfer you up to the King Island Cheese Factory where you may sample some local produce. Purchases can also be made at this time. Returning to the aircraft for a 4:00pm take off back to Essendon.
Included in this package is:
Return flight on Melbourne’s Gooney Bird (DC-3) to King Island
Champagne and light refreshments prior to departure and in flight
King Island buffet style lunch at “Boomerang By The Sea”
Transfers on King Island
Secure car parking at the airport
The only additional costs are drinks consumed on King Island.
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
Available Dates (subject to change)
* Sunday 23rd June 2013 (8 spaces)
* Sunday 8th September 2013 (8 spaces)
* Sunday 29th September 2013 (8 spaces)
* Sunday 6th October 2013 (10 spaces)
* Sunday 20th October 2013 (8 spaces)
* Sunday 3rd November 2013 (8 spaces)
* Sunday 24th November 2013 (8 spaces)
THESE DATES WERE LAST UPDATED ON: Monday 29th April 2013
This experience is available on selected Sunday's throughout the year. Check in begins at 10:00am and we board at 10:30am and we will return to Melbourne between 5:00pm and 5:30pm.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The price quoted is for one person. Flights are subject to minimum bookings, we can take a maximum of 28 passengers on each flight. If minimum numbers are not met your flight will be rescheduled.
You must reconfirm your booking the Friday before your flight between 9:00am and midday. Alcohol and Aviation. In any more than moderate amounts, they don’t mix. We operate under stringent Government Regulations (just like the airlines) that prohibit carriage of passengers under the influence. We want you to enjoy our food and wines, but not to excess, for your own and other passengers’ comfort and safety. Please bear this in mind when planning your evening. Smoking is not permitted in the Aircraft or the Lounge, however you may smoke on the viewing deck adjacent to the tarmac.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
WEATHER WEATHER WEATHER....
Folks, flights in our DC-3 are extremely weather reliant. We only operate them in good to excellent flying conditions. This is for comfort reasons, not flying safety per se.
We fly at low altitudes, where the air can be turbulent to various degrees, resulting in a sometimes vibrant aviation experience.
Lots of people love this, but most don't.
These are pleasure flights, and we regard them differently to our business and medical charters in our jets, which are required to go in any legal flying conditions.
For DC-3 flights, if the weather's less than good, we cancel.
So, we ask you to please understand if this occurs to your booked flight, and we recommend you have a plan 'B' if you're celebrating a special event in your life.
Lately, for whatever reason, adverse weather conditions have meant we've been canceling more often, sometimes as much as one in four scheduled flights.
We'll advise you as soon as we can if there's some prospect of this, and will do all possible to rebook you if it occurs.
We hope you understand and accept that it's in everyone's best interests for this policy to be maintained.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
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EXPERIENCE QUICK LINKS
"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)