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Scenic Helicopter Flights at Finniss River Lodge

The diverse landscape around Finniss River Lodge lends itself perfectly to scenic helicopter flights. Taking off from the lodge, you fly over the 50 000-acre Finniss River Station to Five Mile Beach and the mouth of the Finniss River.

A Premium Scenic Flight Experience

Compared to fixed-wing aircraft, our helicopters have enhanced manoeuvrability and are fitted with oversized viewing windows to create a premium scenic flight experience. Your pilot can easily adjust speed, altitude, and direction of travel in response to wildlife sightings or other points of interest, especially during our helicopter flights near Darwin. Your pilot will ensure that passengers on both sides of the aircraft receive an equal opportunity to capture that perfect photo opportunity.

All guests on our scenic helicopter flights near Darwin are supplied with quality headsets with voice-activated microphones to enjoy the live inflight commentary, allowing direct conversation with your pilot and other passengers. 

Add a Whole New Perspective to Your Stay

Please note that National Parks require at least seven days’ notice to grant a landing permit for Sandy Creek, so it is essential to pre-book. Booking even earlier will guarantee availability.

We highly recommend pre-booking a full hour of helicopter flying time to add a whole new perspective to your Finniss River Lodge stay. Bookings must be made in advance to guarantee your adventure. Contact us for more information. Our scenic helicopter flights comprise the following:

Helicopter Flights at Finniss River Lodge

Litchfield’s Waterfalls

This stunning 60-minute scenic flight showcases all the highlights of the historic Litchfield National Park Waterfalls and iconic features such as The Lost City and fields of magnetic termite mounds. Discover all of Litchfield’s treasures in this comprehensive scenic helicopter flight.

Premium Scenic Helicopter Flight Experience

Litchfield Private Waterfall Getaway

Flying in your private chartered helicopter, with no advertised tracks, roads or walking trails leading to this exclusive location, you are assured a highly personalised experience.

For the next 90 minutes, take in the ambience and relaxing sounds of the falls. There is an opportunity for a safe and refreshing swim without the hordes of visitors and tour buses that frequent the lower, more accessible waterfall locations.

Perfect for couples, families, and those seeking a romantic and memorable location to pop the question! A picnic breakfast or lunch can be included in your tour if required.

The Finniss River

Finniss River Lodge and Surrounds

This 30-minute scenic flight is the perfect orientation to get a first-hand look at the lay of the land. Depart from Finniss River Lodge and fly over the 50 000-acre property as you cross into several different ecosystems on Finniss River Station. Hug the coastline or spot crocodiles in the floodplains – there is so much to see!

Important Information

  • All helicopter pricing is per seat (6 years plus).
  • Payload limits apply to all aircraft. Accurate individual passenger body weights are required at the time of booking.
  • A maximum individual seat weight limit of 130kg applies.


Our helicopter flights in NT see you 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 riverbanks.

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