SCENIC & CHARTER FLIGHTS
Take to the skies in a helicopter!
Alice Springs is mountain bikers paradise. Take your experience to the next level – see Alice Springs and the hills from the sky before you hit the trails.
We can drop you, your mates and your bikes off at five selected sites. The landing spots are located within the Alice Springs MTB Region giving you direct access to the trail. You can choose from two landing site on the East Side or three sites on the West Side of town. A detailed map of the MTB trails in the region can be found on here and the trailforks app or website which provides information about grade, elevation, and directions.
Landing site Connecting Trail
Red Ridge Helmet
Pegasus Stimsons connecting with Pegasus
Hell Line Hell Line
Bronco Yard Hell Line
Black Sabbath Bus
Please specify your preferred landing site when booking.
Price: $385 pp*
*minimum of 2 passengers (groups of two and four available). With normal bikes a maximum of 4 and with E-bikes maximum of 2 per group.
It is the riders responsibility to be suitability prepared by carrying sufficient water, maps and first aid supplies. Riding safety tips can be found here.
Spirit of Mt Gillen
Fly past the Telegraph Station before making your way to the famous West MacDonnell Ranges to marvel at the breathtaking Simpsons Gap. On the way back you will discover Mt Gillen, steeped in Aboriginal Legend of the ancient Dog Spirit “Uk-nool-ya”.
Duration: 20mins* Price: $265 pp
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.
Duration: 25min* Price: $295 pp
Looking to see that little something extra? Our Simpson 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, Emily Gap and Mt Undoolya, a significant place in Caterpillar Dreaming.
Duration: 35min* Price: $385 pp
West MacDonnell Ranges Grand Tour
Marvel at the highlights of the West MacDonnell Ranges and the iconic Larapinta Trail. After passing the Telegraph Station you will soar up to 5,000 ft for breathtaking views of Simpsons Gap, Stanley's Chasm, Brinkley's Bluff, Birthday Waterhole, Spencer Gorge and the very rarely seen Hugh Gorge. The way back will truly not disappoint, offering stunning views of Honeymoon Gap, Mt Gillen, Heavitree Gap while you discover Alice Springs from above.
Duration: 60 mins* Price: $850 pp
Range View Romantic
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 as we can spend up to one hour for you to enjoy the outback from this exclusive spot on top of the ranges. Total flight time approximately 30 min.
This flight will provide you with the summit feeling and incredible photo opportunities!
Duration: 1.5h Price: $385 pp
Ayers Rock Heli-Express
Truly indulge yourself with this exhilarating flight over some of the
amazing treasures the Red Centre has to offer. 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 Glen Helen Gorge you will be treated to the sights of Gosses Bluff, Ormiston Gorge, Serpentine Gorge, Ellery Creek, Brinkley Bluff, Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap. This one is truly not to be missed.
Duration: Full day Price: $3745pp **
Terms & Conditions
*Flight durations are approximate and may vary. **up to 4 passengers per tour depending on weight and aircraft.
Terms and Conditions apply.
Not enough? Want to see more?
We have a host of additional Charters that will take you so far off the beaten track that you will wonder where it went. A Heli-Charter of the Red Centre gives you an exclusive experience like no other in your own private helicopter!
Our itineraries are designed with specific locations and cultural landmarks in mind. You can visit some of the little known or hard to reach areas easily and comfortably.
We can create a personalised heli-tour just for you, or you can choose of a selection of ‘set’ itineries.
Below one example to wet your taste buds. These are just a small selection of our most popular charters.
Have an idea for something else? Give us a call or drop us an email and we can give you an idea of what you might be able to achieve.
Rainbow Valley Rock Art Explorer Heli-Adventure
Fly to Rainbow Valley by helicopter. Your private tour with Alice Springs Helicopters includes meeting with a traditional owner of Rainbow Valley, viewing ancient rock art sites and light refreshments.
Departing from Alice Springs Airport, you will fly south in your own private helicopter landing within the Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve. You will then meet your host, a Traditional Custodian, who will share the spectacular Rock Art Site located within a private area of Rainbow Valley.
Then light refreshments are enjoyed before boarding your helicopter for the return flight back to Alice Springs. This spectacular journey blends the style and comfort of private travel with ancient culture and features the colourful landscapes found within Central Australia.
Please note there may be photo restrictions at some sites.