Things to do, Alice Springs & Surrounds, Northern Territory, Australia

Scenic flights, Alice Springs & surrounds

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Helicopter ride, Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, West MacDonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Watch the vibrant colours and changing landscapes of the outback come to life on a flight over Alice Springs. With half-hour helicopter and plane flights or full day experiences covering Central Australia's magnificent scenery, why not take the plunge and make your trip to Alice truly memorable.

Mountains and valleys

Departing from Alice Springs, local charter companies offer a choice of scenic flights with experienced and knowledgeable pilots, from the West MacDonnell Ranges to the Mount Gillen ridgeline and on to the spectacular Ormiston Gorge. These include short trips over the city and Simpsons Gap, and half day tours taking in the MacDonnell Ranges and the beautiful Palm Valley.

Other landmarks not to be missed from the air are The Owen Springs Homestead ruins of the first cattle station in central Australia, the Ghan Railway line, and the Oodnadatta Track – home of the famous Finke Desert Race.

Big day out

Why not spend a whole day mesmerised by all that the Red Centre has on offer? Take the magnificent round trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock), crossing the great Finke River and the spectacular Kings Canyon, before flying back to Alice Springs to witness a stunning sunset over the desert. Longer flights include morning or afternoon tea as well as stopover bus tours and national park visits.

Sunset stories

Enjoy a touch of luxury and sip a glass of sparkling wine before boarding a flight for the ultimate sunset experience… And make sure you bring along your camera to capture the vivid colours of the desert as the sun goes down over the red Australian outback.

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