July 2015 Newsletter
A SUCCESSFUL BESPOKE TOUR around AUSTRALIA…what a great trip!
Keith has recently returned from a very successful Bespoke Air Tour, based on our North West Luxury Lodge trip. This 17 day trip for 8 guests in our King Air, included stunning locations such as Lawn Hill Gorge, Bamurru Plains, Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris, Berkeley River Lodge, Kimberley Coastal Camp, Sal Salis, Karajini and Longitude 131 plus more.
It was hard to pick a single highlight, however great moments included swimming with the Whale Sharks and Manta Rays, fishing at KCC, watching fighting crocodiles and trekking for rock art in the NT, plus the scenic flight down the coast into Broome. Great weather except for the colder than expected nights in the Pilbara and Ayers Rock.
Also well done to Blue Demon P/L for ensuring the King Air got through its scheduled maintenance in time for the flight.
SEEN RECENTLY IN THE BUSINESS TIMES
As an occasional newsletter item, we would like to introduce the people who make Kirkhope Aviation and who better to start with than Tony himself! In the June edition of “The Business Times” was an excellent article (“Come Fly with Me”) about Tony, his background, interests and passion for aviation. This magazine is distributed to CEO’s in the Mornington Peninsula and South Eastern suburbs.
Some may have flown with him over the years and even sung around the odd campfire… click here to read the article.
PS….Don’t forget Tony’s partner of Pungalina days, Owen Davies, still has his book for sale “Walking with Dingos”.
Contact us if you want a copy
King Island Golfing Excitement
Not only is there Barnbougle and Lost Farm on the Tasmanian north coast, but two new world class “links’ courses will open on the 30th October on King Island. Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes are already getting accolades from the Golfing fraternity. We will be using multiple planes to take clients to the opening:
2 days departing 29th October.
See our package. We will be scheduling additional trips, so keep an eye on the website..Enquire NOW
NEW…the Australian Fishing Network Tours
We have formed a relationship with AFN and its co-founder Bill Classon, to promote specific fishing tours to various Australian destinations. Destinations include:
Port Lincoln…Shark cage/dive, beach and boat fishing, oysters.
Our first one is to Flinders Island with boat and surf fishing.
Enquire re the 3 day trip departing on 31st October [gap size=”150px”]
New Tours and Dates for 2016
2015 is disappearing quickly so we are starting to promote dates for 2016. See the timetable on the website…it will be continually updated.
Favourite short tours have already been posted:
– The Taste of the Outback
– Kangaroo Is / Gawler Ranges
– Fantastic Flinders Island
– Tasmania/Bass Strait Islands
– Lord Howe Island.
Also we are introducing a number of new single destination tours like this
7 day trip in the King Air to Kimberley Coastal Camp. Stay there exclusively for 5 full days. Flying across Australia to Mitchell Plateau then a stunning helicopter ride direct to the camp for the next 5 days…what a way to go to a magnificent fishing and rock art remote location!
VIDEO SHOOT AT OUR HANGAR
We recently hosted a film production company at our hangar, shooting a scene for a new fictional drama on human trafficking. The pilot will be promoted to investors for the drama series called “Traffik”. Our King Air was used extensively in action and static shots of the cast landing somewhere in “Asia”. An interesting day with the entire production crew, lots of equipment, our King Air and some great weather…..amazing how long it takes to create 20 seconds of movie.
OTHER UPCOMING TOURS in 2015
Kimberley and the Top End ….13 day tour. $14,555 pp…. Aug 18th. Includes favourites like Davidson’s Arnhem Land Safaris, Faraway Bay and it’s great fishing and gorge tour, and of course The Bungles. Book now as we already have some passengers interested, however we need a minimum of 5.
South Australia Discovered… 5 days departing 26th Sept 2015.
A great time to see the wildflowers….$4,945 pp twin share
Mt Hotham…1 day in the pressurised de-iced twin (prop jet) King Air. From $690 pp with a full day skiing and still be home for dinner….booking on demand
Birdsville Races… 4th – 6th September. One plane already full. Enjoy a 3 day trip in the Chieftain or for any “time poor” clients take our KingAir for 2 days.
Bathurst V8 Super Cars… 2 days 10th -11th October. Or just the Sunday in the KingAir including a helicopter to transfer from the airport to the track..$905pp.
Temora Air Show….21st Nov 2015. This is their big annual event… a great day. $695pp.
See the Timetable on the website for tours and availability.
Telephone: 1300 20 61 30 or 0418 379-263
A huge thank you for a truly marvellous three days. So well looked after by Tony, nothing was too much trouble, accommodation and meals first class. Amazing views of our beautiful country and a further insight into the lives of the people who live in remote places.