There you are, walking along licking your ice cream and looking in the shop windows, with not a care in the world and suddenly, you hear just above your head, the loud noisy whine of an engine and it sounds like an —– aeroplane and it is.

Don’t worry, it`s only the seaplane at work (a super scooper). Several times a day, it lands on the water in the bay, scoops up a quantity of water, which it carries off into the mountains and sprays it over the scrub land.

For the best chance of seeing it in action be at the Pine Walk end of the resort.

This is intended to reduce the possibility of fires taking place.

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