This diverse landscape lends itself perfectly to scenic helicopter flights. Taking off from the Lodge you will fly over the 50,000-acre Finniss River Station to Five Mile Beach and the mouth of the Finniss River. Hover over pockets of ancient rainforest, admire the palette in coastal cliffs, and circle a field of towering termite mounds. Spot large flocks of magpie geese and brolgas, swoop low over buffalo and see crocodiles warming themselves on the river banks. This is a photographer’s paradise!
Take a 20 minute heli flight from the Lodge to Litchfield National Park, and land at remote Sandy Creek above Tjaynera Falls. Experience the thrill as your pilot manoeuvres the heli onto a rocky platform right beside crystal clear waters. With no-one else around, this is the perfect spot for a refreshing swim and picnic lunch. This trip can be combined with a ground tour with Indigenous guide, Tess Atie, or a flight to Crab Claw Island Resort to join a fishing charter on Bynoe Harbour (National Parks require at least 7 days’ notice to grant a landing permit for Sandy Creek, so it is essential to pre-book. Booking even earlier will help guarantee availability).
We highly recommend pre-booking a full hour of heli flying time to add a whole new perspective to your Finniss River Lodge stay.
We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of Param Country on which Finniss River Lodge stands. In sharing elements of their history, heritage and culture we acknowledge their connection to country. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Elders past, present and emerging.
Finniss River Lodge is committed to environmental conservation alongside best practice pastoral work. Guests are invited to learn about our sustainability goals during their stay. There may be opportunities for guests to become involved in research projects whilst staying at the Lodge.