Looking over the sunset view at hillys hill
R44 Helicopter at remote helipad in the Northern Territory
R44 Helicopter at the Katherine Show and Rodeo 2021

Katherine Helicopters

Katherine Helicopters is a helicopter tour operator based in Katherine, Northern Territory.

Operating two Bell Helicopters they offer a range of services, from tour flights up the serene Katherine Gorge to bespoke Heli-Fishing trips through-out the Top End of Australia.

With the ability to carry up to six passengers in one aircraft, Katherine Helicopters are sure to be able to cater for all your helicopter needs.

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    • Civil Aviation Safety Authority
    • COVID Safe
    • Quality Tourism Accreditation
    • Sustainable Tourism Accreditation by ATIC
  • Tours

    Katherine River and Three Gorge Tour

    See what our outback town and surrounding areas have to offer on this incredible Helicopter flight! This is a 20-minute helicopter flight from Katherine which ventures over the stunning NT bushland as you head out to the mouth of the mighty Katherine Gorge.

    The Complete Katherine Gorge Tour

    Jump aboard for the best seats in the house on this 30 minute Katherine Gorge Helicopter Tour. This flight includes ALL 13 of the stunning sandstone Gorges within the Nitmiluk National Park. Departing from Katherine, you will not be disappointed as we cruise towards the Mouth of the Gorge keeping our eyes peeled for Outback NT wildlife as well as pointing out the Katherine Township and River.

    Katherine Gorge, Cascades and Waterfalls

    Our Katherine Gorge and Crystal Falls Helicopter Tour Flight is a 40 minute airborne adventure. Departing from Katherine, we head for the mouth of the mighty Katherine Gorge whilst tracking along the Katherine River. We then cruise over ALL 13 Gorges before visiting the incredible Biddlecombe Cascades and Crystal Falls.

    Katherine Gorge & Jatbula from Above

    Our 1 Hour Katherine Gorge, 17 Mile Valley & Edith Falls Helicopter Tour is the perfect showcase of the Katherine region. Departing from Katherine, following the Katherine River we head for the mouth of the Katherine Gorge passing over ALL 13 Gorges. We then head back to 17 Mile Valley, where we closely follow the infamous Jatbula Trail, taking time to spot the incredible waterfalls of Biddlecombe Cascades, Crystal Falls and 17 Mile Falls. Then crossing over the beautiful NT outback we make our way to Edith Falls and view the cascading waterfalls and pools on the Edith River.

    The Sunset Special

    This incredible experience showcases the most stunning scenery the Katherine region has to offer. Flying along the Katherine River to the Katherine Gorge we then fly over ALL 13 of the stunning sandstone Gorges within the Nitmiluk National Park. Afterwards, we head north up 17 mile valley to the spectacular falls of Biddlecombe Cascades. We then track to our remote helipad, landing on the top of an impressive sandstone gorge, which we call, Hilly's Hill.

    Where you can view the incredible NT sunset in the most serene location wile enjoying complementary champagne and cheese board. We will spend approximately half an hour here, before returning to Katherine. If you would like to book the sunset, please select the 5pm time slot.

    Maybe sunsets aren't your thing? Don't worry! We run this tour flight throughout the day, so perhaps brunch or a late lunch...it's up to you!

    Total flight time is over 35 minutes!

    The Sunset and Dinner at Kumbidgee Restaurant Special

    The ultimate luxury experience begins from your accommodation with transport provided to their helipad. Taking off from their base in Katherine they fly along the Katherine River to the Katherine Gorge where they overfly all 13 Gorges before visiting the magnificent waterfalls of 17 Mile Valley.

    They then arrive at their remote helipad to watch the NT sunset with complementary champagne and cheese board. Before arriving in style for dinner at Kumbidgee Restaurant, to enjoy an award winning 3 course meal, served with a complementary drink. Where you can relax knowing transportation to your accommodation has been organised.

    Total Experience 2-3 hours - Flight Time: B47 50 Minutes / B206L 40 Mins

    Taxi fares and meal included.

    Katherine and Kakadu Airborne Safari

    The Katherine and Kakadu Airborne Safari is the true highlight of what the Top End has to offer. This mammoth adventure includes three and a half hours of flying. Departing from Katherine features Edith Falls, Gunlom Falls, Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, a second Gorge inaccessible by ground along the Katherine River, as well as heading over all 13 Gorges of the Katherine Gorge. This is a spectacular showcase of many iconic features in the Top End and the perfect way to intimately explore this vast landscape. Also included is a Yellow Waters Boat Cruise at Cooinda along with Lunch and Drinks!

    Katherine and Kakadu Airborne Tour

    Our Katherine and Kakadu Airborne Tour includes a stunning aerial tour over Katherine and Kakadu. This non-stop adventure includes two hours of flying.

    Departing from Katherine it features; Edith Falls, Western Escarpments of the Arnhem Land Plateau, Gunlom Falls, Barramundi Gorge, Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, 17 Mile Valley & Falls, Crystal Falls, Biddlecombe Cascades, Northern Rockhole, The 13 Katherine Gorges and the Katherine River.

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