Nautilus Aviation has been operating as a privately-owned and operated luxury Helicopter charter company since 1993.
With bases in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville and Horn Island their fleet is one of the largest and most versatile in north Australia.
With a team of highly-trained pilots with an unrivalled amount of experience and knowledge of the Northern Territory, Nautilus Aviation will ensure your journey is one that you will always remember.
Nautilus Aviation works in partnership with a number of the regions top tourism operators, enabling them to make your tour extra special. Nautilus Aviation operate a range of piston and turbine-powered helicopters, allowing them to tailor to the needs of clients.
As a commitment to the industry and clients, Nautilus Aviation are constantly reinvesting in the business and own 26 top-of-the-range helicopters. Executive-style fit-outs, air-conditioning, in-flight audio entertainment systems and leather interiors are just some of the features of the expansive fleet. Nautilus Aviation is equipped to ensure absolute comfort in any setting, for any operation.
- ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
- ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
The return voyage from the relaxed coastal residential town of Mandorah (located adjacent to Darwin), encompasses panoramic views of the city presenting an exceptional perspective of this diverse region.
The return flight is also a treat. Take in the impressive sights of the Magnetic Termite Mounds and Darwin’s main water supply, the Darwin River Dam, holding half the volume of Sydney Harbour.
Instead of spending 6 hours travelling by road, spend only 3 hours flying by helicopter, taking in many spectacular landscapes along the way – with various stops for photo opportunities.. Departing from Darwin, enjoy a scenic flight to Kakadu flying over the Adelaide River and its floodplains plus the Mary River National Park. Marvel at Kakadu’s famous wetlands and gorges – including Ubirr. Next stop is Jabiru. Here, enjoy a stop at Cooinda for lunch and a Yellow Water Cruise operated by Kakadu Tourism. The flight home includes views of the pristine wetlands of the Mary River and Corroboree Billabong.
Here, enjoy a quick getaway complete with swim and light lunch – perfect for couples and families and those wanting the perfect spot to pop ‘the’ question. . The scenic flight takes in the beauty of Litchfield’s treasures: Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Sandy Creek Falls, Florence Falls and The Lost City. The return flight is also a treat. Take in the impressive sights of the Magnetic Termite Mounds and Darwin’s main water supply, the Darwin River Dam, holding half the volume of Sydney Harbour
. The world-class Mary River Wetlands are a photographer’s paradise. Teeming with wildlife – and specifically, the highest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere – is a must-do experience. The highly qualified and passionate guides of Wildlands Safaris will take you on an unrivalled tour of Australia’s largest wetland system.. From the helicopter gain a true appreciation of the size and beauty of the wetlands and from the airboat and safari cruise, close views of crocodiles, colourful flora and a myriad of native wildlife including wallabies, jabirus, sea eagles, kites, kingfishers, brolgas, buffaloes and jacanas.. The Mary River system is an 80-minute drive east of Darwin along the famous Arnhem Highway. However, by helicopter, arrive at Corroboree Billabong after a 30-minute scenic flight (60 minutes round trip).
Gliding across seemingly endless floodplains of the Mary River Wetlands Systems discover a vast array of native wildlife and amazing flora. Each tour is complete with experienced pilots and tour guides.
This tour combines sweeping views of the wetlands and river systems by helicopter and up-close views of prehistoric jumping crocodiles. Enjoy a cruise on the scenic Adelaide River and see the powerful natural jumping ability of the Australian Saltwater Crocodile. With experienced guides, visitors will learn more about these magnificent creatures in their own natural habitat. This very popular cruise is suitable for all ages. A one hour drive from Darwin, but why drive when you can fly. . Operators collaborated with are The Original Adelaide River Queen Jumping Crocodile Cruises & Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruises.
. This tour provides unforgettable up-close views of the famed ‘jumping’ Australian Salt Water Crocodile on the Adelaide River and on Mary River Wetlands, the airboat makes it possible for up-close views of colourful flora and a myriad of native wildlife including wallabies, jabirus, sea eagles, kites, kingfishers, brolgas, buffaloes, jacanas and from safe distances, crocodiles. Your experienced tour guide is available to answer your questions about the wildlife and ecosystem throughout the tour.. In custom-built vessels, offering comfort and safety, this tour is both exciting and educational. Gliding across seemingly endless floodplains in an airboat and viewing ‘jumping’ crocodiles in their own habitats is one not to be missed.
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