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Scenic Helicopter Flights

Kakadu National Park Helicopter Scenic Flights

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

HELICOPTER SCENIC FLIGHTS

DEPARTING JABIRU AERODROME

THE EXPERIENCE

Kakadu National Park is a timeless masterpiece of seasonally changing landscapes. Located 200km west of Darwin and covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres (half the size of Switzerland) it is Australia’s largest National Park and tops the must-see list for any visitor to the Top End. 

Recognised for both it’s natural and cultural values, Kakadu is one of only four places in Australia to have a dual World Heritage listing, consisting of extensive river systems, vast wetlands, monsoonal forests and thundering waterfalls with ancient rock art dating back 65,000 years!

For those wanting to experience Kakadu, travelling by scenic helicopter is the practical choice providing a true appreciation of the scale and variety of the parks unique landscapes, while ensuring you don’t miss any of the highlights – no matter what the season.

With periods of torrential rain and dry periods, Kakadu has many faces. The focus of individual flights will vary with the seasons and be tailored to ensure you receive the best possible Kakadu experience. 

Our Kakadu Scenic Flights are operated in Nautilus Aviation’s 3 seat R44 aircraft – the perfect sightseeing machine (weight restrictions apply).

30 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT (SOUTH BOUND)

Upon departure from Jabiru Aerodrome we will take you South East along Magela Creek past the Ranger Uranium mine towards Magela Falls, before flying further along the escarpment towards Dinosaur Valley.  .

From there we will continue eastwards towards East Alligator River before following the river towards the sea.

Finally we will loop back West via the Archway escarpment at the edge of Kakadu National Park before returning to base.

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions.

30 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT (NORTH BOUND)

Upon departure from Jabiru Aerodrome we will track North East towards Arnhem Land to see the Archway escarpment at the edge of Kakadu National Park.

From there we will be on the lookout for crocodiles as we follow East Alligator River towards Mikiinj Valley before continuing further North towards Cahill’s crossing.

On our way back to base you will experience the sights of the majestic Magela Plains.

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions.

60 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT (DRY SEASON)

Between 01 June and 30 November Nautilus Aviation offer 60 Minute “Dry Season” scenic flights. Upon departure from Jabiru Aerodrome we fly over Jabiru township past Mt Brockman before tracking up towards Magela Creek, Magela Falls and further along the escarpment to Dinosaur Valley.

From there we continue eastwards to East Alligator River  on the lookout for crocodiles.

Next we fly past the famous Archway before continuing down river towards Mikiinj Valley then heading due North to Cahill’s crossing. Finally we head West toward Magela Plains before returning to base.

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions.

60 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT (WET SEASON)

Between 01 December and 31 May Nautilus Aviation offers our 60 Minute “Wet Season” scenic flight. This is the best and most time efficient way to see the amazing waterfalls that Kakadu National Park has to offer.

On this flight we make our way South East past the stunning sandstone escarpment of Djidbidjidbi (Mount Brockman) before passing over Deaf Adder Creek and across Table Top.

From there we track South towards the National Heritage Listed Jim Jim Falls and after witnessing this 200 metre high waterfall we will next head to the amazing Twin Falls. Finally we begin tracking North via Nourlangie Rock and home.

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions.

THE HELICOPTER DIFFERENCE

Compared to fixed wing aircraft, our helicopters have enhanced maneuverability and are fitted with oversized viewing windows creating a premium scenic flight experience.  Your pilot can easily adjust speed, altitude and direction of travel in response to wildlife sightings or other points of interest while ensuring passengers on both sides of the aircraft receive equal chance to capture that perfect photo opportunity.   

All guests are supplied with headsets fitted with voice activated microphones to enjoy the live inflight commentary and allow conversation directly with your pilot and other passengers.  

INCLUSIONS

  • 30 or 60 minute scenic flight from Jabiru Aerodrome
  • Commentary from our experienced pilot  

PACKAGE OPTIONS

30 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Operates year round
Depart Jabiru Aerodrome: on Demand
Total Duration: 30 minutes total flying time

All tickets $360pp (minimum 2 passengers)

60 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Operates year round
special Wet season itinerary (Dec - May)
Depart Jabiru Aerodrome: on Demand
Total Duration: 60 minutes total flying time

All tickets $699pp (minimum 2 passengers)

BOOKING CONTACT:

Pilot: Jordan Russ

Ph: 1800 88 HELI (4354)

E: [email protected]

WHAT TO BRING

  • Camera
  • Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All helicopter pricing is per seat, independent of age. 
  • Infants aged 0-2 years can fly free of charge on the lap of a parent or guardian with a maximum of 1 infant per flight (as per CASA regulations).
  • Passengers 3 years and older must occupy their own seat. 
  • Payload limits apply to all aircraft. Accurate individual passenger body weights are required at time of booking. 
  • Maximum individual seat weight limit of 130kg applies. 
  • From Jabiru town continue along the Arnhem Highway towards Ranger. Turn left towards the Jabiru Airport. The second hangar on the left (big green building) is the Nautilus hangar. Please come into the office where your pilot will meet you and conduct a safety brief before your flight.

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