Howqua River Discovery

  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours
  • Half Day or Less
  • Nature and wildlife

Fly over the Merrijig area towards Mt Timbertop. Descend into the Howqua River valley which was once a major trade route for the indigenous Taungurung people and a source of Greenstone. This stone is prized for its hardness and used in the making of tools and weapons that has been discovered as far away as Adelaide.

In the 1840’s European settlement began and by the 1860’s gold had been discovered and the remnants of the goldrush can still be seen today. They fly over the popular camping destination of Sheepyard Flat. See the historic Fry’s Hut and land beside the Howqua River for refreshments with time to enjoy the crystal clear waters. Back onboard the tour follows the Howqua downstream through the remote sections of this river into more open country as they return to Mansfield.

This tour takes approximately one hour and 40 minutes.

This experience is provided by Alpine Helicopter Charter