The Northern Territory offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia if not the world.
As Australia’s least densely populated state and also the third largest it stands to reason that a lot of the land is rugged and barely habitable, the best way to explore “The Territory” as the locals call it is by Helicopter. Ayers rock located almost smack in the middle of Australia is a must on any body’s itinerary, there are a number of Helicopter Operators in the area offering a variety of Helicopter Flights from ten minute joy flights around the rock to day excursions taking in Ayers Rock, the Olga’s and Kings canyon where you can land and enjoy a walk through the canyons and marvel at the shear rock faces.
Katherine Gorge is Alpenflug situated about 250 kilometres south of Darwin, located in Nitmulik National Park Katherine Gorge is just one of a series of Gorges in the area, dotted with waterfalls and fabulous swimming holes only accessed by Helicopter it is the obvious choice when choosing how to get a better appreciation of this magnificent area, with the sub tropical climate of the area you can enjoy a swim and a sunbath all year round. There are several Helicopter operators just waiting to take you on the flight of your life.
Kakadu National Park is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and has the rare distinction of being listed both for its natural and cultural values of international significance with Aboriginal’s thought to have been living in the region for up to 60 000 years prior to European settlement.
Take a Helicopter flight offered by one of the Helicopter operators flying from Jabiru airport, with no need for doors you will feel even closer to nature as the wind rushes past. In just minutes you will see huge escarpments, gorges, waterfalls, wetlands, wild rivers and a variety of wildlife including salt water crocodiles. The vastness and inaccessibility of Kakadu mean the Helicopter is the vehicle as it can fly lower and slower than fixed wing aircraft and can land in a far smaller area leaving a minimal environmental foot print. The ability to land in otherwise inaccessible places means you have the opportunity to walk and explore places rarely visited by humans.