MORUYA-based South Coast Seaplanes fly high, but it seems the seaplane operation has friends in even higher places after a successful film shoot with popular TV travel show Sydney Weekender last week.
Eurobodalla Shire Council Tourism and Destination NSW arranged for the episode to be shot in the Tuross Head-Bodalla area, and South Coast Seaplanes, Tuross Boat Shed and All Saints Bed and Breakfast at Bodalla hosted the crew.
South Coast Seaplanes managing director Tim Gilbo said the weather threatened to spoil it, but in the end all went well.
“We were really lucky with the weather; it turned out really nice,” he said.
“The forecast was a bit iffy and there had been rain in the lead-up so we were worried that the water would be brown and murky, but instead it was beautiful.”
Mr Gilbo said he found the experience intense but enjoyable.
“It was good, but a lot of work,” he said.
“They had a great film crew who were professional and knew what they were doing.”
Another Moruya-based aircraft had to be chartered for air-to-air footage and photos.
“It was a great opportunity to sell the product we have down here, which is the beautiful scenery, and also to link in with other businesses,” Mr Gilbo said.
“They said they got some great footage in the can.”
Eurobodalla Shire Council’s executive manager of tourism Catherine Reilly said the shoot was “fantastic” for the Eurobodalla.
“This is one of the major things we do in tourism, and it is very exciting that we have this show filming in the Eurobodalla,” she said.
The episode will be aired on Channel 9 on February 22, and will be followed by a Eating Out South Coast story, to be shot at a later date.