Townsville Helicopters

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

After a truly memorable holiday experience? At Townsville Helicopters, they’re lucky enough to get to see the region’s stunning natural features on a daily basis, and they’d love to show you its best-kept secrets!

View the beautiful city from a new perspective, explore secluded coastlines, join them for the ultimate fishing adventure, or be whisked away to your own private island. They’ve put together a wide range of experiences to accommodate different budgets and itineraries and have scenic tours and charters running 7 days a week.

Popular trips include their half-hour tour of Magnetic Island, the Cape Cleveland Lighthouse scenic flight, a getaway with the Havannah Island Escape and our exclusive 9 Islands Experience. For the adventurers, you could do a Trial Introductory Flight and fly the helicopter yourself! They can also take you further afield with transfers and packages available for a range of sought-after holiday locations along the coast and inland, or let them organise a custom charter flight – the destinations are almost limitless!

Townsville Helicopters is a 100% locally owned company providing a range of helicopter services including scenic flights, customised charters, island transfers, holiday packages, aerial work and helicopter pilot training.

Facilities

Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours

Fitness

Basic

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Disabled access available Wheelchair access

Accreditation

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Services

$325

This flight is one where you don’t just see the beautiful Magnetic Island: if you get lucky, you might see turtles, dolphins, dugongs, manta rays… the list goes on!

Your scenic lap of the island begins with the shipwrecked City of Adelaide – and the perspective is one that you can only get from a helicopter.

As we continue around Maggie Island, you’ll have great views of all the major bays and beaches. You get to fly past all of the smaller, more isolated beaches that are exquisite – and you’d hardly know they existed, if not for this flight.

It’s up to you whether we start the tour from either Townsville or Magnetic Island, and we can also drop you at one or the other when we’re done.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

The trip to the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville in a boat takes three hours each way and unless you get in the water you don’t get a great view. They can get you to the Reef in half an hour and the views down into the reef from the air are excellent. They even have a permit to land on a sand cay at Wheeler Reef, so you can get out and stand on the sand in the middle of the reef! You might even like to dip your toes in the water, before you climb back aboard for the flight back to Townsville. All with no need for sea sick tablets and plenty of time left to enjoy the day.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $495 to $1980

This trip combines our ever popular Magnetic Island scenic flight and Cape Cleveland Lighthouse picnic for the ultimate tour of Townsville’s spectacular features.

This trip begins by taking in views of Townsville City and Castle Hill, before heading over Cleveland Bay to the Cape Cleveland lighthouse (only accessible by helicopter or boat), enjoying views of the rugged coastline along the way. You will then land at the spectacular helipad beside the lighthouse, with up to 40 minutes on the ground to explore this heritage listed site, enjoy a picnic, or take a stroll down to the secluded beach. You may also be lucky enough to spot some of the stunning marine life of Cleveland Bay!

From the lighthouse, we will fly directly over to Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island. Our anti-clockwise lap of Magnetic Island takes in every bay and fringing reef of the island, ending with the SS City of Adelaide shipwreck, before heading back to Townsville.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$725

Experience your own tropical island getaway on the uninhabited Havannah Island. Begin your trip with a flight past Magnetic Island, weaving around the idyllic bays and reefs that are so close to Townsville, before flying out over the open waters to Havannah. You’ll land on the beach, where you’ll have an hour and a half to soak in the magic of Tropical North Queensland.

This getaway includes a gourmet platter and drinks, and they’ll set you up with a picnic blanket and umbrella on the shoreline. It’s up to you if you prefer to laze about in the sun, explore some of the island, or take a dip in the pristine waters (just beware of stingers!).

The trip is conducted from their base in Townsville, but they can also arrange to pick up and/or land at the Nelly Bay helipad, with slight alterations to the tour.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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