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Hovercraft 'landing' site (2010). The Port Phillip Hovercraft 'Courier' made its first landing at Rosebud on 31 Dec, 1986. It ceased operation in January the following year.

The "Courier" arrived in Rosebud after a 2,300 mile trip from Cairns in North Queensland. It had a regular timetable between Melbourne's Station Pier, Portarlington, Rosebud, Mornington and Frankston. Unfortunately, one of the A-88 Hovercraft's main engines blew up after a few weeks of operation. The cost of repairs and the lack of ticket sales brought the option of "Flying the Bay" by Hovercraft to a close. The concrete helipad on the Rosebud Beach was broken up and removed.

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  • Uploaded on August 3, 2010
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    by Murray Adams
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A550
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.993
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash