Outdoor activities, Northern Territory, Australia

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Scenic Helicopter ride, Aerial view of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

The Territory boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth, but they can't all be reached by road or rail. With a huge range of charter plane and helicopter tours to choose from, you'll enjoy views usually reserved for the birds.

A unique perspective

Take in the vibrant natural colours and wildlife found nowhere else in the world as you glide across Kakadu and the wetlands of Yellow Water Billabong. Weave through the cavernous rocky gorge and twisted walls of the Katherine River. Get above Darwin city and its sparkling harbour, before flying inland to skim over the immense Jim Jim and Twin Falls (twice the height of The Statue of Liberty). See Alice and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from above, soaring over the 'Three Giants' – Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the magnificent Mount Conner.

In the picture

Another advantage of taking to the skies is gaining access to areas that are otherwise difficult to get to. The size and scale of the Northern Territory means you can find yourself hovering over, and landing in places not visited by another human in decades – including some of the region's most beautiful terrain.

Discover the unique natural beauty of the Magela Gorge and Dinosaur Valley from a helicopter. Keen photographers will want to take a ride in one of the bubble-cabined choppers, providing unrestricted panoramic views. Spend a day heli-fishing for barramundi at Crab Claw Island, or spot wild pigs, buffalo, and some menacing saltwater crocs as you take a joyride over the croc-infested waters of the Adelaide River. Still not enough action for you? Some services do offer passengers the chance to take control of the aircraft... If you're game.

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