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Flight over Katherine Gorge
Flight over Katherine Gorge


HeliSpirit’s award-winning Katherine Gorge helicopter flights give a bird’s eye view of this stunning ancient landscape of gorges, plateaus and waterfalls.

The Katherine Region is an adventurers paradise and is ideally positioned as a base from which to explore the Top End. Located only a couple of hours from Kakadu, Litchfield and Gregory National Parks, the town of Katherine is the central hub of the region. The jewel in the crown of Katherine is Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. Nitmiluk is at the southern tip of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Here you will find a rugged landscape of sandstone cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and lush rainforest.

Choose from an 8, 12, 15, 20, 30 or 45 minute flight over Katherine Gorge. They all show you a different perspective of this network of gorges carved into the earth’s surface. The longer flights show off Arnhem Land and the Jatbula Trail as well as 17 Mile Falls and 17 Mile Creek.

The Katherine office and departure point is at Lot 5449, 1425 Gorge Road, at Maude Creek Airfield, Katherine, Northern Territory.

HeliSpirit is situated outside the Nitmiluk National Park. Therefore if you are travelling with pets, you can come and fly with them, leaving your pet in the shade near their parking area whilst you fly.


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Katherine Gorge and 17 Mile Valley Waterfalls | KG30

Marvel at the natural beauty of Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park on this 30 minute helicopter flight. Fly further along the escarpment towards Arnhem Land. Enjoy inspiring panoramic views of Northern Rockhole, Biddlecombe Cascades, Crystal Falls and 17 Mile Falls, then follow 17 Mile Creek back to base.

Ultimate Katherine Experience - Katherine Gorge & Waterfalls | KG45

To experience the full diversity of Nitmiluk National Park, choose this exciting 45 minute helicopter flight. Discover spectacular waterfalls, including Edith Falls, Northern Rockhole and many others within 17 Mile Valley. Enjoy thrilling comprehensive views of Katherine Gorge.

Our position at Maude Creek is perfect as the flight path follows the river leading in to the Gorge. Soar over the escarpment to the rising ranges, fly across the river to the 17 mile valley before reaching Nitmiluk.
We fly on the northern side of the gorge to allow passengers on both sides of the helicopter great views of the gorge. We fly with the doors off the helicopter for better viewing, but if you prefer, we can easily put the doors on.
Please note that some waterfalls are seasonal.

Katherine Gorge - Butterfly Gorge & Lily Ponds | KG12

Discover Nitmiluk National Park from an eagle’s view with a thrilling helicopter adventure flying half way along the 12km stretch of canyons of Katherine Gorge. Duration is 12 minutes

Please note that some waterfalls are seasonal.

Katherine Gorge Highlights | KG15

Marvel at eight amazing gorges of Nitmiluk National Park. Fly over the sheer canyon walls of the escarpment area and enjoy panoramic views of the top end’s unique wild scenery in this 15 minute helicopter flight

The Full Katherine Gorge Experience | KG20

Enjoy the magnificence of all thirteen gorges in Nitmiluk National Park and fly low over the Katherine River for a thrilling photo opportunity of the Arnhem Land escarpment and surrounding scenery. Duration is 20 minutes.

Katherine Gorge Special | KG8

This scenic tour gives you a snapshot of the dramatic Katherine Gorge. The flight path takes you to the Northern Rockhole and over the mouth of the gorge. Duration is 8 minutes


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