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“A Trip of a Lifetime” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Strahan Seaplanes and Helicopters

Strahan Seaplanes and Helicopters
The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6471 7718
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Strahan
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Machans Beach, Cairns
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“A Trip of a Lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Seaplane from Strahan was magnificent, the highlight of our visit to Strahan. Flying over Macquarie Harbour, Hell's Gates and then up the Franklin and Gordon Rivers and actually landing on the river at St John Falls was just an incredible experience. I highly recommend it. It was one of the highlights of my life to see St John Falls and to see the wilderness and protest sites that saved this area from damming 30 years ago. I thank those protectors and conservationists who stood up and saved this magnificent wilderness. I thank Strahan Seaplanes and Jeff our Pilot for a wonderful experience.

Visited June 2013
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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“Exciting flight over the rainforest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was a new experience for me as I hadn't been in a seaplane before. We took off from Strahan & flew across Macquarie Harbour with fantastic views of the harbour, the islands & beautiful Ocean Beach. Then followed amazing views of the winding Gordon River & the endless- seeming impenetrable forest, saved from being dammed in the 1980s, a triumph of people-power!
When we were well inland we finally flew lower right between the trees to land on the river in a wonderful peaceful spot near a short path to a beautiful waterfall. Taking off was equally exciting, we rode on the water for a short space before lifting into the air. An unforgettable experience.

Visited February 2013
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“Fantastic!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We didn't have time for the boat - but this was the best way to see the wilderness - landing on the Gordon River - AMAZING. Beautiful waterfall deep in the wilderness - a great experience.
My suggestion - miss the boat - do this. Ben was a great pilot - young gun and alot of fun.

Visited February 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Must do experience in Strahan.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Take off from Strahan Harbour, out over Hells Gates, Sarah Island and the fish farms then up over the Franklin wilderness area to land on the gordon river. Simply amazing - we did the flight afer the cruise and it was such an awesome experience. It is well worth the price. Thanks Ben.

Visited February 2013
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

What a great experience. Fantastic views of the western wilderness and landing on the Gordon river was awesome. From booking our flight with Geoff to our pilot Ben we had a great time. It may look expensive but personally I have rarely spent money so wisely

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