Five Night Expedition With The Grumman Mallard

Expedition MallardImage: Paspaley Pearl Company Grumman Mallard

Five Night Expedition With The Grumman Mallard

As part of, and in conjunction with the Rathimes Catalina Festival on May 19, 2019 our friends from the SPAA (Australia) had invited for a special trip with the Grumman Mallard, going from Darwin to Rathmines in one of the most amazing machines the of all time. Put on by the Paspaley Pearling Company, using their Mallard, the traveling in style was offered at $7.500 per person. As expected, the both to- and from trips were sold out in just a few short days, putting a flight with a plane like this above the warm girl-scout cookie sale.

Image: Screenshot from Travel Itinerary

For those who managed to snap up a seat, traveling in this remarkable flying boat on a premium five night Safari  includes visiting classic Australian destinations, arriving or departing from beautiful Lake Macquarie at Rathmines! All meals, tours and premium accommodation are included in the price.

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