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Soar above great tracts of spectacular scenery in a light aircraft or witness the magnificent Katherine Gorge from the cockpit of a helicopter.

Katherine and the surrounding area make up a diverse palette of landscapes – and what better way to appreciate the colours and geography on offer than from above? Choose from a range of flights, from covering great tracts of spectacular scenery in a light plane to shorter flights, like weaving through the Katherine Gorge in a helicopter.

Pilots give informative accounts of the landscape below, from the indigenous culture, to the rich geology, wildlife and pastoral history. Flights can also be organised in conjunction with ground-level activities such as hikes, heli-fishing, crocodile spotting, river-boat journeys, picnics and meeting with remote local communities.

Up, up and away

Take a 40-minute scenic flight and see the sights of the Katherine region, including Katherine Gorge, Leliyn (Edith Falls) and the Mount Todd Gold Mine. Or take a half day flight over the spectacular Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls and 17 Mile Valley. Break the journey up by landing at Cooinda for and a swim and walkabout.

Nitmiluk National Park

Trace the cavernous path from spectacular waterfalls and twisted cliffs of the Katherine River from above, take in breathtaking views of the Arnhem Land plateau, and discover the vibrant wildlife local to the Nitmiluk National Park.

As the crow flies

From Katherine, it’s a short flight to Darwin, Kakadu and other great parts of the Territory. Consider booking a longer ‘air safari’ and getting to see parts of country that would take days, or even weeks, to reach by road. Sweep over the magnificent Jim Jim and Twin Falls of Kakadu, or do a flyover of the Victoria River and Stokes Ranges.

Scenic flights around Katherine