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Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch At King Island
Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch At King Island
Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch At King Island
  • Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch At King Island
  • Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch At King Island
  • Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch At King Island

Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch At King Island

Code: SHS341
  1. Valid for 12 months
  2. Free exchange

Departing from Melbourne, take an Historic DC3 flight to King Island followed by lunch... the only way to spend a day! Take a most famous passenger jet to King Island for the buffet lunch, then sample some of the King Island's renowned cheeses - there's even the opportunity to take a few home!

Step back in time and travel in a historic DC3 to King Island, a remote and beautiful island, located of the North Western tip of Tasmania.

The air is fresh, the people are friendly, the produce is absolutely sensational! King Island beef, cheese, yoghurt, crayfish are rightly world renowned.

On the day of your flight, check in commences at 10am at our Silver Clipper VIP Lounge near Melbourne where light refreshments and champagne are served prior to boarding.

We board at 10.30am for the 1 hour and 10 minute flight, usually flown at low altitudes. The route takes us past the city skyline, into Port Phillip Bay, through the Heads and on to King Island.

Upon arrival at King Island, you will be met by coach and transferred to 'Boomerang By The Sea', located near the main town of Currie. The restaurant is situated atop the cliff tops and overlooks Bass Strait and the golf course. You would be forgiven for thinking that you have just arrived at St. Andrews in Scotland. Their dining space is situated overlooking the Western coast, with 180 degree views of this astounding vista.

Lunch is buffet style, with an emphasis on local King Island fare. (Please Note: Drinks are an additional cost to be paid on the day). Seating can be arranged as desired, with the group placements, couples or individuals.

After lunch the coach will take you to the King Island Cheese Factory where temptation awaits! You will have the opportunity to sample some of the delicious local produce and you may purchase some of your favourites to take home.

We then return to the aircraft for a 4pm departure back to Melbourne.

This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.


Departs from Melbourne, Victoria.

Session Length

This experience is a full day in duration, departing from Melbourne at 10am and returning at approximately 5 - 5.30pm. Flights take place on selected Sundays throughout the year. Please book in advance. All bookings are subject to availability.

Available Dates:

Location Date Availability
VIC Sunday, 4 May 2014 Full
VIC Sunday, 18 May 2014 Full
VIC Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 Spaces
VIC Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 Spaces
VIC Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 Spaces
VIC Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 Spaces

Last updated on 10 April 2014.

These dates are guidelines only and are subject to daily change.

We suggest you only purchase a voucher for one of the dates listed above if you plan to redeem your voucher and book the date today.


Alcohol and Aviation - in any more than moderate amounts, they don't mix. We operate under stringent Government Regulations that prohibit carriage of passengers under the influence. Smoking is not permitted in the Aircraft or Lounge.


The price quoted is for 1 person. We operate with a maximum of 28 people on the flight. All flights are subject to minimum numbers and may be rescheduled if minimum numbers are not met.


Not suitable for spectators.


DC-3 flights are extremely weather reliant, we only operate them in good to excellent flying conditions. We fly at low altitudes, where the air can be turbulent. If the weather's less than good we cancel. We'll advise you ASAP if there is a prospect of poor weather. Flights will be rescheduled.

Other Info:

This experience includes: return flights to King Island, champagne and light refreshments prior to departure, a buffet style lunch and all transfers on King Island. PLEASE NOTE: Drinks are an additional cost to be paid for on the day.

Suitability Information:

This experience may be suitable for people with a sensory impairment. Please contact us to confirm your suitability.

This product is sutable for people with Sensory Impairment - Hearing


The map below gives you the location of this experience to allow you to plan.

Exact location, directions and meeting place will be available to you once you have booked your experience

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic relaxing day The whole experience was excellent, the flight was a wonderful experience in itself, the staff were very friendly and food was outstanding, scenery was amazing and our bus driver was very entertaining and informative. Great day, highly recommend. 5 May 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Flight was great King island average The Gooney Bird staff and experience was fantastic even on a very warm humid day. The King Island experience was lacking... The restaurant and lunch were Ok but doing laps of the town at low speeds to drag things out seemed tedious . The King Island dairy and cheese factory was very disappointing, no tour of the factory, no explanation of the cheeses, no wine and cheese platters and the staff seemed bothered we were even there. We would have been happy to stay at the restaurant and watch the seals we were watching rather than being moved to walk around town with most stores closed and then disrupting the staff at the cheese factory left a lasting impression that we weren't really being encouraged to enjoy the Island. 27 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Romantic and nostalgic really loved the plane and staff on the flight - was absolutely gorgeous flying low over Melbourne and the heads. Food and wine was fabulous at King Island. Enjoyed the the stories on the bus trip around the Island, but it took so long - I was very restless (not used to sitting all day) and would have preferred to have spent some time frolliking in the rock pools, walking or even having a fish. We only had 20 minutes to walk around all day! 24 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant We loved the whole day. The staff were so friendly and happy to be of assistance, the flight was fantastic and very comfortable, the food was amazing and the trip wonderful. I have recommended it to family and friends already. We loved it. 22 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A wonderful day from start to finish, very memorable From the time of booking with Julie, the staff were very helpful and obliging. My wife booked the "jump seat" for take off and landing and it was a great experience. Everything went to plan, the bus was waiting for us on arrival at King Island, the bus driver very entertaining on our tour and lunch was delicious. Our children gave the gift to us for our 50th Wedding Anniversary and it was perfect. Thank you to all concerned. 2 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a nostalgic experience! the DC3 performed beautifully and lunch was superb. It was a wonderful piece of history to experience. The staff were all so friendly both on and off the ground with loads of local information at the ready. Our pilot had flown DC3's for 49 years, made you feel very safe. The luncheon showed us the best seafood Tassie had to offer with more than enough to go around. The King Island Cheese factory saw us bringing home some wonderful bargains, so don't forget your esky. 20 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 The King Island experience was very personalised and everyone was very professional. Was a pleasant day and would highly recommend it. 15 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 All in all it was a good experience however it may have been more rewarding had it been a little longer on King Island 10 July 2012
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