By far the longest of the three standard joy-flight options.
This is a truly interesting flight. Departing from the Geelong waterfront, we head east over the amazing array of salt lakes that form part of the Chetham salt works. Then it’s coastal along the northern coast of the Bellarine Peninsula over notable features such as Scotchmans Hill vinyards and settlements such as Leopold, Clifton Springs, Drysdale and eventually Portarlington.
From overhead Portarlington we follow the coast to Indented Head and the still visible wreckage of the Ozone paddlesteamer, then it’s south to St Leonards. Further to the south we track seaward to over fly the picturesque Mud Island, then coast bound again to see Swan Island, Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale.
At Point Lonsdale we look over the notorious Rip, and arguably some of the most treacherous waters of the world.