Things to do, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia

Scenic flights, Kakadu

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Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, Kakadu and Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia


Take to the air and witness the magic of Kakadu National Park. The complexity of this diverse landscape becomes a simple delight of colour and life as you fly over world-famous wetlands, mighty floodplains, and on to the ancient sandstone plateaus of Arnhem Land.

Helicopter and fixed-wing flights operate in both wet and dry seasons, departing from both Darwin and within Kakadu (Cooinda and Jabiru). Take flight and see the mighty East Alligator River, the lush Magela Wetlands and the billabongs of the Mikinj Valley.

Wet and wild

Kakadu in the wet season is a tropical wonderland teeming with wildlife. Fed by monsoonal rains (Dec – Mar), the region's mighty river systems and wide-open floodplains explode with water and wildlife, making many tracks inaccessible. This is a great time to take to the air for a unique view of Kakadu.

Weather and seasons

Nature and wildlife

Jim and his twin

This World Heritage wilderness is famous for many things, but a must-see wet season experience is the sight of the surging waters of Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls. These mighty rock formations, accessible only from the air at this time of the year, make for unforgettable viewing (and photography).

Darwinian ascent

Make the most of your time and join a four day tour that combines the amazing sights of Kakadu from the air, with the first hand experience of the diverse landscapes below. Land at Cooinda in the heart of the national park and enjoy a range of activities, before a return flight over the majestic wilderness.

Guided tours

A good time not a long time

For those short on time but in need of long lasting memories, two hour flights departing Darwin will take in some of Kakadu's famous sights and have you home in time for lunch. If you are in Kakadu and looking for a different perspective, jump aboard a fun 30 minute flight departing from Jabiru and check out the spectacular East Alligator River.

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