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Brookton’s high-flying Barry Hardes takes partying to new heights

Daniel RooneyNarrogin Observer
Brookton's Barry Hardes.
Camera IconBrookton's Barry Hardes. Credit: Tony McDonough/Picture:Tony McDonough

An invitation to party in Fremantle has seen 83-year-old Brookton local Barry Hardes take to the sky in a special helicopter ride last month.

“The helicopter trip was excellent and I loved every moment of it,” Mr Hardes said.

Between 2005 and 2020 Mr Hardes spent 500 days trekking hundreds of thousands of kilometres around Australia by bus with family-owned business Casey Tours.

When Casey Tours invited Mr Hardes to celebrate their 50th anniversary in Fremantle in February he jumped at the chance.

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“The views were great,” Mr Hardes said.

“The farming land is looking a bit dry but it was still good.”

A resident of Brookton’s Baptistcare Kalkarni, the octogenarian is keen to take sky again.

“I’d love to do it all over again as there is a lot to see in Australia,” he said.

“I travelled a lot with Casey Tours over the years, Australia is the best country in the world and I love travelling it.”

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