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Now I know why anyone would want to be a Helicopter Pilot…

…because it’s awesome (our big smiles proof it)! Let me explain how I came to this profound conclusion. I mentioned in an earlier post that we’ve visited Mitchell Falls. Here it was that we were tempted by a fellow traveller to join him on a helicopter flight as he was trying to get the minimum number of passengers for the ride.

We had to knock back his offer (45 minute flight = almost $1000), but the walk up to Mitchell Falls takes 3 hours (including photos and swimming). Despite our increased fitness levels from all the gorge exploring we really couldn’t see us enjoying six hours of walking.

So, this is when we booked the six-minute taxi service that takes you up, circles around the area a few times and then drops you off at the falls. You then walk the way back to the camp.

Not only is it awesome to fly in a helicopter, which I hadn’t experienced before, the view of the waterfall is also amazing. In fact, this is the only way you can photograph the waterfall and I’m not saying this to justify our the money spent on the flight…

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