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Tinamba Hotel

From: $1,895.00 Inc. GST

* This Heli Experience is suitable for 2-3 people (3rd person $85 extra) and includes lunch

Tinamba Hotel has always been a place and story that embodies the history of its town, people and community it has served since 1874.

Your private helicopter flight departs Lake Entrance towards The Silt Jetties then inland over Stratford and arrives at Tinamba Hotel for lunch, a Gippsland iconic destination, boasting multiple awards, locally sourced produce with exceptional local wines. Indulge in a 3-course lunch plus two complimentary house beverage and tea/coffee. Return to the helicopter to fly coastal along Ninety Mile Beach passing Ocean Grange and the Barrier before turning inland at The Entrance towards the airfield.

Enter the number of adults and select a preferred date and time. We will confirm the booking or offer an alternative date and time. No payment is required until the booking is confirmed.


From: $1,895.00 Inc. GST

Our helicopters have max individual passenger weight of 130kg.

Our helicopters have a total passenger weight of 275kg.

Additional Information

  • Full Experience: Approximately 3 1/2 hours.
  • Flight Time: Approximately 35 minutes there and 40 minutes back.
  • Depart: Lakes Entrance Airfield, East Gippsland at 11:15am in time for a noon lunch.
  • Destination: Expected time on the ground at Tinamba is approximately 2 hours.
  • Product Code: HELI3

* Note: This Heli Experience is suitable for 2-3 people (3rd person $85 extra) and includes lunch. Bookings essential as this Heli Experience is subject to availability, weather and weight restrictions.

Simon and Tania Johnson have owned Tinamba Hotel since October 2020 and feel honoured to be the custodians of the hotel’s proud heritage as they build upon a vision from previous owners, Brad Neilson, Damien Gannon, the Schoenmaeker and Whelan families.

It was Tania’s connection to Tinamba that drew her own family back to the region from Melbourne. Born in Maffra, Tania’s family are well-known across Gippsland, with her grandfather, Ern Durrant working as the last station master at Tinamba. With much of her family still living in the area and Simon’s extensive experience working within the fresh produce industry, they knew the opportunity to take over the hotel’s reigns and move their family to Tinamba felt right.

Using the finest, locally grown fresh produce from local suppliers and working with the most talented chefs in the region is what the Johnsons believe sets Tinamba Hotel apart. The signature dishes deliver a truly memorable experience, served in a setting famously known as Gippsland’s favourite destination dining venue.

Don’t forget to pack your camera!

Preferred booking time not available online? Please do not hesitate to contact the team at Lakes Entrance Helicopters for assistance during office hours on (03) 9017 0120 or email us at info@lakesentrancehelicopters.com.au

All Flights

  1. Prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
  2. All flights are subject to a minimum of 2 passengers.
  3. Our helicopters have a maximum individual passenger weight of 130kg.
  4. All flights are subject to weather and air traffic control. The Pilot In Command has the final word over the flight.

Scenic Flights

  1. Our helicopters have a total passenger weight of 275kg.
  2. Our helicopters have 4 seats and carry 3 passengers. One infant under the age of 3 may be carried on an adult lap free of charge.
  3. Groups with 4 or more passengers will become multiple flights. Keep this in mind when booking online as multiple bookings can be added to the cart.

Heli Experiences

  1. Children must be 12 years and older for HeliSUP.
  2. Children must be 16 years and older for Bathe, Graze & Fly.
  3. Reconfirmed by LEH staff the day before. Prior payment may be required.
  4. Flight time may be extended or path altered at extra cost provided safe to do so and dependant on available fuel or all up weight of fuel and passengers.

Payment, Cancellation & Refund

Our payment, cancellation and refund policies are very straight forward. You pay on the day at the airfield using cash or credit card, you can cancel anytime prior to scheduled departure without penalty and refunds are processed using the same payment method (cash or credit card).


  1. Payment by cash or credit card at the airfield on the day of flight.
  2. Scenic Flights and Heli Experiences are paid prior to scheduled departure.
  3. Charter Flights have the option of post flight payment using cash, credit card or invoice.


  1. A booking may be cancelled anytime prior to scheduled departure.
  2. Customers who are 15 minutes or more late (without notice) for their scheduled departure will be automatically cancelled.
  3. Cancellation of a flight due to weather conditions called by the pilot or unavailability of aircraft or staff will receive an option of rescheduling the flight or a full refund.


  1. Refund requests are only accepted on the day of flight and processed using the same payment method.
  2. Once the flight departs a refund is no longer available, even if a customer requests an early return to base.