World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land are a vast and varied area of changing landscapes, billabongs, ancient sandstone plateaus and more. A spectacular scenic or helicopter flight with Kakadu Air Services, over this unspoiled wilderness, can help you understand the complexity and vastness of this ancient landscape and see the remarkable landmarks and attractions.
Established in 1981, Kakadu Air is the Northern Territory’s longest operating, specialist scenic flight company within Kakadu.
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During this scenic helicopter flight you’ll see the mighty East Alligator River, the lushness of the Magela Wetlands and floodplains and billabongs of the Mikinj Valley.Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet
Located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, you’ll fly over scenic places like Dinosaur Valley, the East Alligator River, Mikinj Valley, the Magela Wetlands and Magela Gorge. Before your eyes the landscape varies from ancient sandstone plateau to a wide winding river, to billabongs and floodplains, what better way to view this majestic park than with a helicopter flight.
Dry Season – May to November. View the awesome erosion on the ages old Arnhem Land plateau including ‘the archway’, follow the spectacular East Alligator River into Mikinj Valley before retuning via the placid Magela Wetlands.
Tropical Season – December to April. Wetlands are the heart of Kakadu, they are so spectacular yet so hard to see, except from an aircraft. View a mosaic of colour and variety. Floodplains, Boggy Plains, Billabongs and the murky tidal South Alligator River.
Experience extended scenic flights over the magnificent Kakadu National Park. This is a region of impressive landforms, dynamic ecosystems and rugged wilderness, where this tour allows you to enjoy unique vista views as you explore this World Heritage-listed marvel. During December to May, fly over Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls in the tropical season to see these waterfalls at their best.
Experience the true beauty of the Magela Gorge and Dinosaur Valley during this scenic helicopter flight. Kakadu National Park is a region of rugged landforms, monsoon forests, floodplains and more.
Located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, you’ll fly over scenic places like Dinosaur Valley, the East Alligator River, Mikinj Valley, the Magela Wetlands and Magela Gorge. Before your eyes the landscape varies from ancient sandstone plateau to a wide winding river, to billabongs and floodplains, what better way to view this majestic park than with a helicopter flight.Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet
Embark on an all-inclusive day tour highlighting the best of Kakadu National Park during the wet season. Aerial sightseeing paired with the famous Yellow Water Cruise is the only way to experience the true beauty, scale and diverse landscapes of Kakadu.
Departing Darwin on your scenic flight, view the Adelaide, West, South and East Alligator river systems that form amazing snake-like bends. Take in the sights of Kakadu with views over massive erosion, vast rock formations, floodplains, coastal mangroves and grand escarpments before arriving at the picturesque Jim Jim and Twin waterfalls.
Then, cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, home to a myriad of birdlife and flora. Keep an eye out for crocodiles lounging on the riverbanks or gliding through the water. A boat guide will keep you captivated with informative commentary.
Enjoy an included lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro before wondering though Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Developed by the Aboriginal traditional owners of Kakadu, the displays include personal histories, videos and artifacts that illustrate stories the traditional owners want to share with you.Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
Limited for time? No problems, Katherine Day Tour is the perfect way to see it all without having to spend the day just getting there! This tour is designed to take in the beauty and culture of two National Parks in just one day.
Your day tour will begin with spectacular aerial views over Kakadu’s southern region and Katherine (Nitmiluk) National Park. Sit back and relax as your experienced pilot delivers informative commentary over Adelaide and South Alligator river systems, Mary River National Park and massive escarpment walls before arriving at Kakadu’s famous waterfalls. Be impressed with the size of Jim Jim and beauty of Twin waterfalls before continuing the flight onward to Katherine.
Arriving into Katherine, prepare for a truly memorable experience on the 2-hour Nit Nit Dreaming Cruise. Marvel at the sheer rock face that encases Nitmiluk Gorge river and discover the cultural significance to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn people, with commentary delivered from the boat guide.
Following your cruise, relax and enjoy included lunch at the Sugar Bag Café.
To complete your day tour, wander through either the Godinymayin Yijard Arts and Cultural Centre or Mimi Aboriginal Arts Centre before your air transfer back into DarwinFamily Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
Leave the hustle and bustle of Darwin behind and let your spirit soar on this breath-taking 1-hour scenic flight to Wildman Wilderness Lodge.
Witness spectacular aerial views of the Top End including the Mary River National Park, Adelaide River, Lee Point, Shady Camp and Corroboree Billabong
Then, as the sun warms up and nature comes to life, embark on a relaxing 1-hour cruise on Home Billabong. Your experienced guide will captivate you with fascinating facts as you glide past an array of exotic birds, wildflowers and prehistoric-looking crocodiles.
Finally, Wallaby watch as you enjoy a provided lunch and refreshments before returning to Darwin on a direct air transfer.
Your estimated arrival in Darwin is 1.30pm, in time to enjoy your evening activities
Departing Darwin at 2.30pm you will hit the skies for a direct flight to Wildman Wilderness Lodge. Journey on a truly remarkable 1-hour cruise along Home Billabong, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of nature while your experienced guide provides fascinating facts about our amazing wildlife.
Make sure you have your camera ready and keep an eye out for crocs. Then, unwind as you enjoy the serenity of Wildman Wilderness Lodge with provided afternoon tea and refreshments. At 5.30pm depart for Darwin on a 1-hour scenic flight that is sure to take your breath away. Be mesmerised by the spectacular sunset aerial views of some of the Top End’s most iconic sights including the Mary River National Park, Adelaide River, Lee Point, Shady Camp and Corroboree Billabong.Family Friendly Public Toilet