One of the first questions after the helicopter briefing was “Will we all get a window?” Clearly there was a concern that we might not get a good view. The answer, said with a smile, was “No, you don’t all get a window”.
In fact, you don’t all get a door. If you’re in the back the view is absolutely unimpeded. In the front you get a nice big window.
The ride took us from the beach up to the Mitchell Plateau to where the Mitchell River drops rather splendidly off the edge.
A short walk from the helipad brings you to this view.
We stayed a second night at Miner’s Pool in order to take an early morning flight over the Mitchell Plateau that we were originally intending to drive to.
Slingair operate flights from Drysdale River Station that follow a triangular path out to the mouth of the Prince Regent River then up the coast, over the Mitchell Falls and back over more of the million square acres of the station to the starting point. The plane they use is the Gippsland Airvan, made in Victoria, it is terrific for sight-seeing because of the high wing, large windows and seat arrangement. Well worth the cost …