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Airborne Solutions helicopter mid-air on tour over Darwin at sunset

Scenic flights around Darwin

Book a scenic flight and get a unique perspective on the network of river systems, lush wetlands and tropical vegetation surrounding Darwin.

Experience the dramatic landscapes and diverse fauna of the Top End from the above.Scenic flights are arranged in Darwin, and take in Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, Adelaide River and Mary River, as well as flights over Darwin harbour and beyond.

Kakadu & Arnhem Land

No doubt the most popular destination for scenic flights leaving from Darwin is the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Revel in spectacular aerial views of the wetlands teeming with birds and local wildlife and fly over rocky escarpments, plunging gorges and misty waterfalls. See the roaring Jim Jim and Twin Falls in the wet season, while in the dry season get a bird’s eye view of the ancient formations dotted over Arnhem Land.

Adelaide River

Take a flight over the waters of the mighty Adelaide River and its surrounding floodplains. Spot the famous saltwater crocs from the air and learn of the region’s importance to the local Aboriginal people.

Mary River

Jump in a chopper for a low flight along the pristine Mary River, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. Get your camera out and take amazing pictures as you coast over this untouched wilderness spotting local crocs, wild pigs, birds and the occasional water buffalo.


Watch the sun melt into the Arafura Sea on a scenic flight over Darwin city and its rugged tropical coastline. Take in the turquoise blue waters of Darwin Harbour, learn about the city’s wartime history, or charter a flight for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip.