Adelaide Helicopters

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Food and Wine Tours Half Day or Less Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours

Adelaide Helicopters specialise in creating unique heli-tourism experiences. Regardless of your choice of destination the sheer convenience and luxury of travelling by helicopter adds an unforgettable third dimension to your tourism experience.

Adelaide Helicopters is located on the outskirts of the historic township of Strathalbyn – less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Our Strathalbyn base is the ideal launching spot to cover the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, the Coorong, River Murray and the wine regions of McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills.

Adelaide Helicopters is a proudly South Australian family owned and operated business.

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$330

From Strathalbyn, depart to the west on a climb to fly over Kuitpo Forrest.

After taking in the rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges the McLaren Vale wine region gently emerges from the shadows of the Willunga Hills and stretches all the way down to the golden beaches of Gulf St Vincent.

The flight travels over the township of McLaren Vale and towards Moana Beach where it tracks south at low level along Maslins Beach. Gain a new perspective of the colourful cliffs of Port Willunga and the Star of Greece Shipwreck.

Commence climbing and track east for a spectacular view of the tapestry that is the McLaren Vale wine region. Over the historic market town of Willunga, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the punishing Willunga Hill which features in the international Tour Down Under King Of The Mountain cycle race. Continue east and over fly the market garden town of Ashbourne before commencing the descent back to Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

Adelaide Hills

$800

Departing Strathalbyn, track north west for Mount Barker where you will gain a clear appreciation and wonder at the many Adelaide Hills vineyards gently nestled in the rolling Mount Lofty Ranges.

As you arrive over Oakbank racecourse the flight tracks to the north east for Gumeracha and passes by the Kangaroo Creek, Millbrook and South Para Reservoirs.

Tracking over Lyndoch, Jacobs Creek, Rowland Flat, Tanunda and Nuriootpa you will observe numerous iconic Australian wineries and vineyards.

Track south east, flying over the historic town of Angaston and continue along the back of the Mount Lofty Ranges as they plunge towards the wide open plain of the Murraylands.

You will track directly to Walkers Flat where you will fly low level for the next fifty miles following the mighty Murray River as it snakes and meanders its way down stream past Mannum and on to Murray Bridge.

At Murray Bridge, bid farewell to the majestic river and track over Hartley and Woodchester and return home to Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

Murray Mouth

$275

Departing from Strathalbyn we head east and fly over the Langhorne Creek wine region before heading south along the western edge of Lake Alexandrina.

Take in the panoramic views of the Lower Lakes and Coorong. Once we reach the mouth of the Murray River we head west along Goolwa beach where, if you keep a sharp look out, you are sure to spot a variety of local marine life – from sting rays, seals, dolphins, sharks and, during the season, whales.

After tracking west along Goolwa beach it is time to turn north and head home over the top of the Marina at Hindmarsh Island and the historic port of Goolwa. Our flight path takes us over the wine region of Currency Creek and home to Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

$560

From Strathalbyn, track south west over the township of Mount Compass and take in the tree studded landscape surrounding Myponga Reservoir before commencing descent over Carrickalinga Beach to track south along the spectacular and rugged coast line of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Pass Second Valley and Rapid Bay and rounding Cape Jarvis it seems like you could reach out and touch Kangaroo Island, which only lies five miles to the South across Back Stairs Passage.

As you round Newland Head you will be amazed at the spectacle of the Waitpinga Cliffs as they plunge deep in to the Southern Ocean. This is when you realise that you are taking in a view that not many other people have seen, as it can only be experienced from the luxury of a helicopter.

As you round Rosetta Head (The Bluff) you leave behind the rugged coastline for the bustling tourist mecca of Victor Harbor and Granite Island.

Climb over the southern foot of the Mount Lofty Ranges and head north east over Currency Creek wine region and back to South Coast Helicopter’s Strathalbyn base.

Operates: By arrangement.

$500

Departing Strathalbyn, head south along the western shore of Lake Alexandrina passing over the townships of Milang and Clayton en-route to the Murray Mouth.

Then head south-east to discover the natural beauty of the Coorong National Park.

The calm wetland lagoons of the Coorong are teeming with marine and bird life which is protected from the relentless crashing waves of the Southern Ocean by a 100 kilometre long narrow strip of spectacular sand dunes known as the Younghusband Peninsula.

The peninsula appears to stretch as far as the eye can see. The absence of roads and the shallow depth of the Coorong have acted as a natural barrier to European settlement of this pristine coastal strip.

As you fly over the dunes you will easily pick out emus making their way over the sand hills and also witness the shell middens which mark many generations of Ngarrindjeri occupation of this area.

Follow the Coorong down to the edge of Lake Albert and then head north for Meningie.

Upon reaching the point where the Murray River flows into Lake Alexandrina, track to the west flying over the Langhorne Creek region and returning to Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

$560

Departing from Strathalbyn we head south along the western shore of Lake Alexandrina passing over the townships of Milang and Clayton en-route to the Murray Mouth.

We then head south east to discover the natural beauty of the Coorong National Park.

The calm wetland lagoons of the Coorong are teaming with marine and bird life which is protected from the relentless crashing waves of the Southern Ocean by a 100 kilometre long narrow strip of spectacular sand dunes known as the Younghusband Peninsula. The peninsula appears to stretch as far as the eye can see.

The absence of roads and the shallow depth of the Coorong have acted as a natural barrier to European settlement of this pristine coastal strip.

As we fly over the dunes you will easily pick out emus making their way over the sand hills and also witness the shell middens which mark many generations of Ngarrindjeri occupation of this area.

Operates: By arrangement.

$500

Departing from Strathalbyn, track north west over the Bull Creek Range taking in the leafy village towns of Macclesfield and Echunga.

Fly over the Onkaparinga River where it flows into Mount Bold Reservoir. As you crest the lush green Mount Lofty Ranges you will be struck by the stark contrast of the suburbs of Adelaide, neatly laid out in front of you, and the Mount Lofty ranges to the east and the cool blue waters of Gulf St Vincent to the west.

Upon receiving clearance from air traffic control, track directly for the centre of Adelaide and conduct an orbit of the parklands which surround the city centre.

Then track west for Henley Beach and set course to the south whilst flying low level along Adelaide’s finest beaches.

The flight continues coastal until Maslins Beach where it increases altitude. Then track east over the top of the McLaren Vale wine region.

Crest the Sellicks Hill Range, fly over the Kuitpo Forrest and then commence the descent back into Strathalbyn.

Operates: By arrangement.

$850

Departing South Coast Helicopter’s Strathalbyn base we track south west down the centre of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

As we approach Delamere and Cape Jervis you will note the large wind turbines standing sentinel over the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

We track across Back Stairs Passage for Kangaroo Island and Penneshaw; upon reaching land fall we will descend and track low level around Eastern Cove passing over Pelican Lagoon and American River.

Once we reach Pennington Bay we will track coastal to the east around the Dudley Peninsula.

Our track takes us around Cape Willoughby the eastern most point of Kangaroo Island with its impressive light house, we then track further north for Antechamber Bay and return to the mainland tracking along the Deep Creek Conservation Park.

As we continue tracking coastal to the north east we overfly the tourist Mecca of Victor Harbor and Granite Island, we continue tracking further east past the South Coast surfing beaches of Port Elliot, Middleton and Goolwa to arrive at the River Murray Mouth and the World Heritage listed Coorong National Park.

We head north over Hindmarsh Island Past Lake Alexandrina and return to South Coast Helicopter’s Strathalbyn Base.

Operates: By arrangement.

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