Helicopters, Balloons & Skydiving: 5 Ways to See the NT on the Fly

If you ever get the opportunity to see the NT from up above, take it and take it now, because it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget. The sky isn’t just for birds anymore, and these 5 awesome ways to see the NT on the fly will change the way you approach sight seeing forever – whether via helicopter, hot air ballooning or freefalling… I mean skydiving.

5 Exciting Ways to Catch a Bird’s Eye View of the Northern Territory, Australia

1. Uluru Helicopter Flights

If you’re heading to the Red Centre, don’t miss your chance to see a side of the Rock that others only dream about.

Boarding an Uluru Helicopter Flight is definitely a must for lovers of outback landscapes. There are two options available; allowing you to either focus your bird’s eye on the Rock, or spread your wings further with a trip beyond Uluru to Kata Tjuka and more.

2. Alice Springs Hot Air Ballooning

Who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to stand in a picnic basket thousands of feet in the air suspended by a spherical object like, say, oh I don’t know, a balloon?

To turn this curiosity into a reality, the second item on our list of NT aerial views features the amazing team at Alice Springs Hot Air Ballooning.

Forget about airplane peanuts and inflight movies and check out the NT with some class, just like they did in the good old days.

It won’t take 80 days to complete, but it will be a hell of a ride.

3. Uluru Skydiving

Some days you just gotta say, f&%k it, and jump out of a plane.

It mightn’t be everyday, but if that day is nearing for you, why not do it over one of Australia’s most treasured landmarks – majestic Uluru.

What goes up must come down, and this is the fastest way to descend while taking in some awe inspiring scenery.

Wear double the undies for this one and make sure you contact Uluru Skydiving today to book your jump as soon as possible.

4. Kings Canyon Professional Helicopter Services


Image Courtesy of Kings Canyon Resort

Kings Canyon is truly a sight to be seen. However, due to its shear size, taking it all in on foot simply isn’t possible.

Get the biggest bang for your buck, and your time, out at Kings Canyon by jumping on board one of Kings Canyon Professional Helicopter Services’ guided tours.

5. Litchfield Helicopter with NT Air

Booking a helicopter tour with NT Air will get you aerial action over some of the NT’s best, picture perfect, cascading waterfalls.

They have different routes available for different budgets. Whether you want to experience the wonder of Wangi Falls, the stunning wetlands of the Reynolds river and go all the way to the coast where the Daly river meets the sea, they’ve got you covered.

Don’t forget do add this to your bucket list: a private waterfall trip to Sandy Creek Waterfalls where you’ll have your very own private waterfall to bask and ponder what your peasant colleagues must be doing back at work.

Bonus: Kakadu Scenic Flights

Image courtesy of Scenic Flights

Kakadu National park is arguable the most picturesque national parks in the Northern Territory. One of the best ways to see it is by booking a flight with Scenic Flights.

They have different routes available for all different times of the year – wet season, dry season & transition season so you’ll see the best parts of this magical place no matter what time of year it is.

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