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Wet Season flight

Kakadu Air Services Pty Ltd

Kakadu Air is a locally owned and operated business.

We pride ourselves in offering the ultimate way to see and experience Kakadu National Park with our live commentary scenic flights. Founded in the 1980s, we take our love for Kakadu seriously, offering fantastic views in our fixed wing planes and helicopter. We have had the pleasure of flying with tourists from all over the world and we take great pride in flying over 100 passengers weekly. Departing from Cooinda, Jabiru and Darwin We promise a scenic tour for every person and any budget.

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30 Minute Heli Flight over Kakadu National Park

During this scenic helicopter flight you'll see the mighty East Alligator River, the lushness of the Magela Wetlands and floodplains and billabongs of the Mikinj Valley.

45 Minute Heli Flight over Kakadu National Park

Located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, you’ll fly over scenic places like Dinosaur Valley, the East Alligator River, Mikinj Valley, the Magela Wetlands and Magela Gorge. Before your eyes the landscape varies from ancient sandstone plateau to a wide winding river, to billabongs and floodplains, what better way to view this majestic park than with a helicopter flight.

30 Minute Fixed Wing Flight over Kakadu National Park

Dry Season - May to November. View the awesome erosion on the ages old Arnhem Land plateau including 'the archway', follow the spectacular East Alligator River into Mikinj Valley before retuning via the placid Magela Wetlands.

Tropical Season - December to April. Wetlands are the heart of Kakadu, they are so spectacular yet so hard to see, except from an aircraft. View a mosaic of colour and variety. Floodplains, Boggy Plains, Billabongs and the murky tidal South Alligator River.

60 Minute Fixed Wing Flight over Kakadu National Park

Experience extended scenic flights over the magnificent Kakadu National Park. This is a region of impressive landforms, dynamic ecosystems and rugged wilderness, where this tour allows you to enjoy unique vista views as you explore this World Heritage-listed marvel. During December to May, fly over Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls in the tropical season to see these waterfalls at their best.

20 Minute Heli Flight over Kakadu National Park

Experience the true beauty of the Magela Gorge and Dinosaur Valley during this scenic helicopter flight. Kakadu National Park is a region of rugged landforms, monsoon forests, floodplains and more.

60 Minute Heli Flight over Kakadu National Park

Located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, you’ll fly over scenic places like Dinosaur Valley, the East Alligator River, Mikinj Valley, the Magela Wetlands and Magela Gorge. Before your eyes the landscape varies from ancient sandstone plateau to a wide winding river, to billabongs and floodplains, what better way to view this majestic park than with a helicopter flight.

Kakadu in a Day Tour

Embark on an all-inclusive day tour highlighting the best of Kakadu National Park during the wet season. Aerial sightseeing paired with the famous Yellow Water Cruise is the only way to experience the true beauty, scale and diverse landscapes of Kakadu.

Departing Darwin on your scenic flight, view the Adelaide, West, South and East Alligator river systems that form amazing snake-like bends. Take in the sights of Kakadu with views over massive erosion, vast rock formations, floodplains, coastal mangroves and grand escarpments before arriving at the picturesque Jim Jim and Twin waterfalls.

Then, cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, home to a myriad of birdlife and flora. Keep an eye out for crocodiles lounging on the riverbanks or gliding through the water. A boat guide will keep you captivated with informative commentary.

Enjoy an included lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro before wondering though Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Developed by the Aboriginal traditional owners of Kakadu, the displays include personal histories, videos and artifacts that illustrate stories the traditional owners want to share with you.

Kakadu Cultural Experience

Kakadu is Australia’s largest National Park and no trip to the Northern Territory would be complete without a visit to this world-famous icon. Kakadu is World Heritage-listed for both its spectacular natural beauty and its outstanding cultural value. It is home to the world’s oldest living culture, boasting some of the world's oldest and most significant rock art. The sacred sites at Ubirr were instrumental in securing Kakadu's dual World Heritage status.

See breathtaking horizons from the top of a Kakadu escarpment with spectacular scenic flying. Exploring the vast but beautiful Kakadu landscape, as well as a visit to some iconic features that make the Park world-famous. Absorb the pristine wilderness of this unique landscape on a leisurely cruise over submerged paperbark forests along the East Alligator River with Guluyambi Cultural Cruises.

A visit to the culturally significant Ubirr is a must to view the famous Aboriginal rock art galleries. Glimpse into the timeless culture of the Bininj / Mungguy people and immerse yourself into the relic paintings documenting ancient human interaction with the environment all in one day to be comfortably back in Darwin by late afternoon.

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