Returning to base with the spectacular sunset in the distance
Heli Pub Tour
Flying to Crab Claw Island

Airborne Solutions

Airborne Solutions Darwin Helicopter Tours offer scenic helicopter flights over Darwin City and surrounds and some of the most spectacular and remote country in the Northern Territory.

With exclusive access to sites within Kakadu National Park, we can tailor a tour to suit your needs.

Operating all year round, Airborne Solutions offer tours that best showcase the Top End's unique natural treasures and seasons, making them an ideal choice for people who only have a short stay or those wanting a personalised unique experience.

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    • Helicopter

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    • Quality Tourism Accreditation
    • Sustainable Tourism Accreditation by ATIC
  • Tours

    Heli Fishing

    Truly escape the crowds with the Airborne Solutions team, to remote fishing locations, in search of dominant species including the famous barramundi. Whether you're a beginner or experienced angler, experience an unparalleled once in a lifetime Heli Fishing adventure. Airborne Solutions have a package to suit your needs.

    Changes to time or destination are priced on application.

    Litchfield Waterfall Tour

    A favourite destination for locals and visitors alike, this tour provides you the opportunity to view Darwin City, Darwin Harbour and the vast Aboriginal Islands of Bynoe Harbour by helicopter before landing at Crab Claw Island Resort for drinks.

    We like to build the suspence for the next leg of the flight which takes you over the Finniss River Wetlands and then the spectacular waterfalls of Litchfield including the wonderous sights of Tolmer, Wangi and Florence Falls along with the Cascades.

    On the return trip to Darwin we land at the Darwin River Tavern for lunch or afternoon refreshments.

    This tour departs on demand, although we do try and time it's departure to coincide with meal service times at Crab Claw Island and Darwin River Tavern. If you are a morning person, why not opt for an early start and have breakfast at Crab Claw Island, we can also leave later in the afternoon and you can stop for an early dinner at Darwin River Tavern.

    Excludes: Lunch and Drinks

    Kakadu Day Trip

    Turn back the clock as you depart Darwin for a destination 40,000 years before now. Visit and see places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites.

    After departing Darwin, the tour takes in Bamurru Plains and the watercourses of Wildman and South Alligator Rivers. Flying deep into the heart of the Dreamtime to experience places inaccessible to most-'Turkey Dreaming' the tour lands in the Arnhem Land wilderness for exclusive viewing of an ancient rock art gallery. Continuing on by helicopter, the tour showcases the escarpments of Magela Falls and Gorge before landing for a buffet lunch at Gagudju Lodge Cooinda. Continue down through Kakadu National Park to the township of Jabiru and take in the sights of Mary River Wetlands on your way back to Darwin.

    Travel nearly 700km in style and comfort on your exclusive day trip.

    Above and Beyond

    Take in the beauty of Darwin and the harbour before continuing along the stunning coast of the Cox Peninsula. Look out for turtles, crocodiles and sharks through crystal clear waters.

    You'll fly around Charles Point Lighthouse before returning to Darwin via Mandorah and the wilderness and crocodile breeding grounds of Talc Head.

    Darwin Cyclone

    Experience the adventure of soaring 1,000 feet above Australia's northern capital Darwin. This 25 minute tour will highlight the tropical city and landscape beyond. Learn about the bombing of Darwin and the effects of Cyclone Tracy.

    Sunset Getaway

    For romantics and golden hour lovers, this deluxe flight will whisk you away and lands to leave you and your partner on your own private, isolated island beach. Bath in the glow of the setting sun, sipping icy cold bubbly and enjoy a five star dinner platter.

    This is one truly magical experience, creating the perfect end to a perfect day in the Northern Territory's capital city, Darwin.

    Tour duration is 2.5 hours.

    Heli Pub Crawl

    Allow Airborne Solutions Darwin Helicopter Tours to chauffeur you by air to visit five of the Top End's most quintessential pubs, the publicans and characters that define them.

    Enjoy a beer, while taking in some of the Top End's iconic establishments, then jump into your luxury chopper for a birds-eye view of stunning wetlands, pristine coast and breathtaking harbour, stopping for a quiet drink or two along the way.

    FULL DAY

    Time: Departs at 9.30am - returns at 4.30pm

    Pubs: The Lodge of Dundee, Crab Claw Island Resort, Darwin River Tavern, Goat Island Lodge and The Noonamah Tavern or Barramundi Adventures (Approx. 1 hour at each pub).

    HALF DAY - Options 1 & 2

    Option 1 - * Extra Flight Time * - The Lodge of Dundee, Crab Claw Island Resort and Darwin River Tavern

    Option 2 - * Extra Flight Time * - Crab Claw Island Resort, Darwin River Tavern and Goat Island

    HALF DAY - Heli Pub Crawl Options 3 & 4

    Option 3 - Crab Claw Island Resort, Darwin River Tavern and The Noonamah Tavern or Barramundi Adventures Darwin

    Option 4 - Darwin River Tavern, Goat Island Lodge and the Noonamah Tavern or Barramundi Adventures Darwin

    Flying Crocs

    It won’t be just you who will fly through the air on this inspirational tour to see one of the world’s most fearsome creatures. Airborne Solutions will take you on a journey that will guaranteed adventure, as you fly over the panoramic sights of Darwin, across wetlands abundant with wildlife, then land at one of Darwin’s most popular attractions, The Jumping Crocodile Cruise.

    This tour is thrill-seeking fun, making your Northern Territory crocodile experience one to really remember. Watch this wild, pre-historic reptile in its natural environment leap into the air in a stunning display of power.

    Wetlands Wilderness Experience

    This thrilling journey is a scenic flight over the breathtaking Adelaide and Mary River Wetlands, enabling a real appreciation for this incredibly beautiful and expansive natural wilderness.

    Observe abundant wildlife such as Buffalo, Crocodiles, Wild Pigs, Brumbies, Dingoes and Wallabies as well as numerous birdlife including Jabiru's and Brolga's.

    Kakadu Waterfalls

    Don’t go chasing waterfalls without your very own luxury helicopter and in the NT we have some of the best waterfalls and helicopters in the business…

    Departing our base in Darwin, we overfly Gunlom Falls, The South Alligator River, Koolpin Gorge, Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Deaf Adder Valley and Kakadu Escarpment.

    We land at Cooinda for a delicious lunch and Yellow Water Cruise if you decide to add that option. Then we finish the adventure off with a stop at the infamous Goat Island before returning to Darwin.

    Flight Time: 3.2 Hours

    Total Tour Time: 6 Hours

    Departure times: 8.00 am or 10.30 am (the 10.30 am departure will see us complete the tour in reverse overflying the waterfalls after lunch)

    Option 1: 1.5 hour Yellow Water Cruise

    Includes: Lunch / refreshments

    Excludes: Alcoholic drinks

    Darwin's Big Day Out

    We start the day by flying right into the action with some Heli Fishing. Throw a line in at our land and fish sites at Cape Hotham. From there we fly over the Mary River Wetlands to Corroboree Billabong for a 45 minute Airboat experience (Dry Season only) where you can spot all manner of wildlife.

    Next stop, the Jumping Crocodiles. With a 1 hour cruise, get up close from the safety of your boat.

    Goat Island is next on the list. Located on the Adelaide River, you will be most warmly welcomed by King Kai himself.

    Board the helicopter once again for the famous Litchfield National Park. We take about a 20 minute flight over Manton Dam and Darwin River Dam and the tropical savannah woodlands of the Top End before overflying the famous falls, before arriving at our next stop, the the beautiful Crab Claw Island Resort, which is nestled on the water's edge of Bynoe Harbour. With a picturesque beach landing you can relax with a cold one (or two) or cool off with a swim in the pool before returning to our base in Darwin.

    4 Options available...

    Three National Parks in Two or Three Days

    The on the ultimate helicopter tour of the Top End! Take your time over 2 or 3 days...

    The high end all-inclusive quality tour takes you deep in to the heart of Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks over two days providing breathtaking views of the ancient Wetlands, Rock Country and high Escarpments of the region. Enjoy the sightings of Crocodiles, Buffalo, Pigs and Brumbies and all manner of birdlife. We land to enjoy the Injalak Art Centre at Gunbalanya, a magnificent Aboriginal rock art gallery, the famous Yellow Water Cruise and Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise, this trip has it all...

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