Spirit of Mt Gillen
approx. 20 min
This flight will give you a great impression of the marvels of the region. Take in the various ranges, Simpsons Gap, Alice Springs Township, and Mt Gillen steeped in the Aboriginal legend of the ancient dog spirit "Uk-nool-ya".
Mystery Heli Tour
approx. 25 min
Why not treat yourself with a little mystery? Whilst we can't tell you too much, we can say that you will not be disappointed with this sensational flight, full of stunning scenery and great commentary.
Range View Romantic
Total tour time approx 1.5hr
approx. 20 min flight time
This is truly an unforgettable tour. The flight will take you along the stunning East MacDonnell Ranges to land at a secluded spot. Sit down and enjoy the panoramic views of the ancient landscape in a tranquil setting. Bring nibbles and drinks and enjoy a picnic for up to one hour absorbing the view of the outback from this exclusive site on top the ranges. Total flight time approximately 30 min.
approx. 30 min
Our Simpsons Explorer flight will take you right to the edge of wilderness country. You will cross the iconic Larapinta Trail on your way to Simpsons Gap before taking in the sights of Mt Gillen, Heavitree Gap, Alice Springs Township, Emily Gap, and the Old Telegraph Station.
West MacDonnells - Grand Tour
approx. 60 min
Marvel at the highlights of the famous West MacDonnell Ranges and the iconic Larapinta Trail. You will soar up to 5,000ft for awe-inspiring views of Standley Chasm, Brinkley's Bluff, Birthday Waterhole, Spencer Gorge and very rarely seen Hugh Gorge. On the way back you will be treated with stunning views of Mt Gillen as you discover Alice Springs from above.
Kings Canyon Heli-Express
approx. 3.5 h flight time
Offering spectacular scenes of Owen Springs Reserve, Palm Valley, Finke Gorge National Park and the most remote James Ranges, before orbiting around the rugged Kings Canyon, taking in the weathered domes of the Lost City and permanent water hole in the Garden of Eden. Our return will include views of Gosses Bluff, a short stop near Ormiston and track back via the Chewings and West MacDonnell Rages with breathtaking views of Ormiston Pound, Mt Giles, Brinkleys Bluff, Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap.
Ayers Rock - Heli Express
approx. 5.5 h flight time
Truly indulge yourself with this exhilerating flight over the amazing treasures of The Red Centre. Departing from Alice Springs Airport you will cross over Palm Valley, Kings Canyon and Lake Amadeus before taking in the sights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Travelling back to Alice Springs via the West MacDonnell Ranges you will be treated to the sights of Glen Helen Gorge, Gosses Bluff. Ormiston Gorge, Serpentine Gorge, Ellery Creek, Brinkley Bluff, Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap.
*Up to 4 passengers per tour depending on weight and machine. Helicopter flight times and routes may vary according to weather, air traffic control or pilot discretion. Minimum of 2 passengers for each flight. Maximum individual passenger weight 136 kg. Passenger weights must be advised when booking. Courtesy transfers not available for mountain bikes. Check with us when booking for our cancellation policy. All prices are including GST and passenger seat liability insurance. Arafura Helicopters Pty Ltd t/as Alice Springs Helicopters ABN 19 071 259 606 – flying the territory since