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Alice Springs Helicopters

Alice Springs Helicopters is the leading provider of scenic flights and commercial helicopter services in Central Australia.

They are based at the Alice Springs Airport and are conducting scenic flights daily.

They offer a variety of scenic flights, helicopter experiences and even mountain bike drop offs at various locations for you to choose from. With flexible departure times, you can easily fill in half an hour or half a day or as long as and when you like.

The view from a helicopter gives you the best seats in the Australian Outback.

Remember your camera! The helicopters give you unrestricted panoramic views and are the perfect way to capture that postcard shot of the startling beauty of the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, and highlights of Alice Springs township. A helicopter flight will give you and your family and friends an experience they’ll never forget.

Private charters featuring some of the most magnificent natural wonders of the world. Heli-touring is suited to all ages and fitness levels and is the best way to view the untouched regions of Central Australia.

Alice Springs Helicopters is an Accredited Tourism business and the only helicopter operator in Australia providing Advanced Eco-Accredited flights.

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    Activities

    • Helicopter

    Accreditation

    • ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
    • Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified by Ecotourism Australia
  • Tours

    Spirit of Mt Gillen

    Fly past the Old Telegraph Station before making your way to the famous West MacDonnell Ranges to marvel at the breathtaking Simpsons Gap. On the way back you will discover Mt Gillen steeped in the Aboriginal Legend of the ancient Dog Spirit 'Uk-nool-ya'.

    Flight time approx. 20 min.

    Mystery Heli-Tour

    Alice Springs Helicopters can't tell you too much, but you won't be disappointed with this magical mystery heli-tour. A fun fill flight packed with stunning scenery and great commentary about the famous sights and wonder that is Central Australia.

    The flight time is approximately 25 minutes.

    West MacDonnells - The Grand Tour

    Marvel at the highlights of the West MacDonnell Ranges and the iconic Larapinta Trail. After passing the Old Telegraph Station you will soar up to 5,000ft for breathtaking views of Simpsons Gap, Stanley Chasm, Brinkley Bluff, Birthday Waterhoe, Finke Lilly Gorge and the very rarely seen Hugh Gorge. The way back will truly not disappoint, offering stunning views of Honeymoon Gap, Mt Gillen, Heavitree Gap while you discover Alice Springs from above.

    Flight time approximately 60 minutes.

    Range View Romantic

    This is truly an unforgettable tour. The flight will take you along the stunning East MacDonnell Ranges to land at a secluded spot. Sit down and enjoy the panoramic views of the ancient landscape in a tranquil setting. Table and chairs are provided. Bring nibbles and drinks to enjoy up to one hour in the outback from this exclusive spot on top of the ranges. Total flight time approximately 30 min.

    This flight will provide you with the summit feeling and incredible photo opportunities!

    Ayers Rock Heli-Express

    Ideal for travellers with limited time.

    Truly indulge yourself with this exhilarating flight over some of the amazing treasures the red centre has to offer. Departing from Alice Springs Airport you will cross over Palm Valley, Kings Canyon and Lake Amadeus before taking in the sights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).

    Travelling back to Alice Springs via Glen Helen Gorge you will be treated to the sights of Gosses Bluff, Ormiston Gorge, Serpentine Gorge, Ellery Creek, Brinkley Bluff, Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap. This one is truly not to be missed.

    Simpson's Explorer

    Fly to the edge of wilderness country traversing all three mountain ranges of the West MacDonnell Range. Crossing the Larapinta Trail, you'll explore Simpsons Gap before tracking to Mt Gillen, the highest point in this range and part of the ancient Aboriginal legend of the dog spirit ancestor 'Uk-nool-ya'.

    After passing the Old Telegraph Station you will be penetrating deep into the East MacDonnell Range where you reach Emily Gap , a significant places in Caterpillar Dreaming to the local Arrernte people. This flight offers also great views on Alice Springs township.

    The flight duration is approximately 30 minutes.

    Heli-Mountain Biking

    Alice Springs is mountain bikers paradise. Take your experience to the next level – see Alice Springs and the hills from the sky before you hit the trails.

    They can drop you, your mates and your bikes off at five selected sites. The landing spots are located within the Alice Springs mountain bike region giving you direct access to the trail. You can choose from two landing sites on the East Side or three sites on the West Side of town. A detailed map of the mountain bike trails in the region using the trail forks app or website which provides information about grade, elevation, and directions.

    Please specify your preferred landing site when booking. Minimum of 2 passengers (groups of two and four available).  It is the riders responsibility to be suitability prepared by carrying sufficient water, maps and first aid supplies.

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