Western Australia is a beautiful stretch of country with a huge range of places to visit, sights to see and adventures to create. Seeing WA from the air is an entirely different way to explore this diverse State, and can offer views that are almost unimaginable from the ground. The following five helicopter flights are amongst the best in Western Australia, and will leave you with a refreshed outlook, regardless of whether it’s your first time in WA, or you’re a return visitor.
1: DAMPIER ARCHIPELAGO AND KARRATHA HELICOPTER FLIGHTS
The colourful seascapes surrounding the Dampier Archipelago will absolutely blow you away. The contrasting hues of the clean white beaches and rusty Pilbara landscape are incredible no matter how many times you have seen them. From above, you’re likely to see a range of fascinating marine animals, including turtles, manta rays, dolphins, schools of fish and dugongs (maybe even whales!). Helicopter flights in this area will take you over the 42 islands in the Dampier Archipelago, as well as over the many islands west of the Burrup Peninsula. This is an incredibly interesting part of Western Australia, and can be fully appreciated from the air.
2: MITCHELL FALLS COASTAL HELICOPTER FLIGHT
As if the Mitchell Falls themselves weren’t spectacular enough, the coast around this area is phenomenal, and is a sight to behold from a helicopter. From the air, you will gain a sense of just how remote the Falls are, and how grand the area surrounding the Falls truly is. Additionally, you can spot gorges, waterfalls, remote beaches and islands, as well as, of course, the beautiful Mitchell Falls.
3: BUNGLE BUNGLE HELICOPTER FLIGHT
DEPARTING FROM PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK
The Bungle Bungle is the most iconic Kimberley attraction, and whilst it is a must-see from the ground, a helicopter flight over the top of the domes and gorges will add a whole new level to your appreciation for Purnululu National Park. There is a range of flights over the Bungle Bungle, but we recommend a flight departing from Purnululu National Park, for all the flight time spent over this incredible world heritage listed area. The helicopter takes you low and close meaning you can enjoy areas, which are inaccessible by foot. The photographic opportunities of the Bungle Bungle are the best from a helicopter.
4: KIMBERLEY HELIFISHING ADVENTURE
This option is a dream come true for fishing enthusiasts, and offers not only an awesome helicopter flight, but also the opportunity to access some of the most remote and secluded fishing spots in the country. The helifishing package includes a highly knowledgeable guide, and is suitable for avid fishers, as well as those with not so much experience. These trips range from a half-day to three-day adventure, and are able to be tailored to suit your wishes.
5: LAKE ARGYLE SECRET SPRINGS HELIPICNIC
For a helicopter flight with a twist, try a secret springs helipicnic departing from Lake Argyle Resort! This helicopter flight will take you over part of massive Lake Argyle, the Ord Dam Wall and Hydrostation, the Carr Boyd Range and through Kangaroo Creek Gorge. The pilot will then touch down in a secluded picnic location, where a delicious lunch is provided. After lunch, take a dip in a freshwater spring where few other people have ventured before, before taking off and flying back to Lake Argyle Resort over stunning landscapes.