Fox Helicopters operate a selection of scenic flights to Porcupine Gorge and White Mountains National Park. Their experienced pilots will share their knowledge of these largely unseen regions and ensure a safe, comfortable journey. Flights range from 45 mins to two hours with departures from Torrens Creek, Hughenden and Porcupine Gorge Camping Ground. You’ll discover sections of Whites Mountain National Park previously seen only by pilots and National Park rangers. Porcupine Gorge, more than 500 million years in the making is affectionately known as Australia’s Little Grand Canyon. Ensure you make time to join one of these exclusive adventure flights as you drive the Overlander’s Way.
Picture yourself soaring over towering cliffs of coloured sandstone, pockets of vine forest and deep permanent waterholes of Porcupine Gorge National Park; a spectacular canyon carved into the earth over millions of years. This awesome gorge is located just 60 km north of Hughenden by road. See it from the air to fully appreciate its majesty. Includes light refreshment.
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Experience a scenic flight over the magnificent White Mountains National Park. This 40-minute tour offers aerial views over the red Outback Desert Uplands, dramatic escarpments and gorges. Follow the spring fed Flinders River, the longest river in Queensland. Appreciate this incredible environment with a short remote landing in the river gorge. Enjoy exclusive views of a true remote wilderness within White Mountain National Park, rarely shared with other visitors. Your flight will call in to the remote Torrens Creek Exchange Hotel; a classic Aussie pub. Includes complimentary beverage at the Torrens Creek Exchange Hotel.
Depart from the Porcupine Gorge Camping Ground helipad on a spectacularly scenic adventure flight over Australia’s little Grand Canyon. Witness the incredible contrast between towering cliffs of vibrantly coloured sandstone and the sparsely wooded, dry flat plains of the Savannah landscape. These sedimentary rocks, more than 500 million years in the making were carved out by Porcupine Creek, a meandering string of clear pools. They fly to the upper end of the basalt capped sandstone rock formation, an area only seen from the sky. Then it’s a final sweep of the canyon as your return to the landing pad. Includes complimentary water.
Join their popular extended scenic flight to both Porcupine Gorge and Whites Mountain National Park. Departing Hughenden, you’ll follow Porcupine Gorge’s spectacular canyon, soaring over towering sandstone cliffs and deep permanent waterholes. Next you’ll enter the rugged wilderness of Whites Mountain National Park with its white sandstone bluffs and gorges. Enjoy a 40-minute remote river gorge stop where you are treated to Wine and cheese (non-alcoholic beverages also available). Truly a feast for the senses, this one hour scenic flight will introduce you to two of Outback Queensland’s secret ‘jewels.’ Includes complimentary beverage at the Torrens Creek Exchange Hotel.