Scenic flights in Darwin: A guide to where, when and the best deals

Everything you need to know about flying over Darwin’s top sights.

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Some parts of the Northern Territory have to be seen from the air. Taking to the sky is the only way you can appreciate the curves of the rivers and the scale of the national parks.

A few companies operate scenic flights in and around Darwin that present sights like Kakadu National Park and even the beehive-shaped Bungle Bungles in their best light.

Here are a few of the top options.


Scenic flights in Darwin deals

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Up to 23% off flying experiences plus an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include hot air ballooning, skydiving, helicopter scenic flights. Destinations include Whitsundays, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off Australia experiences with code

Available on activities including hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights and luxury car hire. Must purchase two or more vouchers. Destinations include Gold Coast, Whitsundays, Cairns, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
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Extra $10 off Northern Territory activities with code

Available on select dates and activities include sightseeing tours, zoo and wildlife experience, spas, sailings, hot air balloon flights and scenic flights. Minimum spend of $300 required. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 28% off Sydney activities

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select travel dates Until December 2021 on activities including sightseeing cruises, skydives, scenic flights, hot air balloon flights and dining experiences.
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Up to 31% off things to do in the Gold Coast

Available on select dates for activities like driving experiences, hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights, jet ski and boat rides, skydives and more.
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Up to 28% off things to do in Perth

Available for activities like sightseeing tours, attraction passes, tandem skydives, helicopter scenic flights, kid's soccer trainings and more.
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Up to 23% off Australia flight experiences

Available on select travel dates on hot air balloon flights, scenic flights, aerobatic flights and more. Destinations include Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Byron Bay, Sydney, Whitsundays, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
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Australia helicopter scenic flights from $290

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on select travel dates in 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Uluru, Hobart and more.

Where can I do scenic flights in Darwin?

  • Kakadu Air – Kakadu National Park
  • Kookaburra Air – Darwin, Bungle Bungles, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield Park
  • The Scenic Flight Company – East Alligator River, Jabiru, Twin Falls

Our top picks:

Best for value: Northern Territory Outback Floatplane and Airboat Tour from Darwin, Outback Floatplane Adventures

Best for value: Northern Territory Outback Floatplane and Airboat Tour from Darwin, Outback Floatplane Adventures from Viator

Highlights:

  • Spend five hours exploring the forests and wetlands of the Northern Territory for $695 per person
  • Experience a water landing on Sweets Lagoon
  • Zip around the lagoon on a high-speed airboat
  • Relax with a BBQ breakfast or lunch
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Scenic flights in Darwin companies compared

CompanyBook withPriceLocationDurationExtras/Inclusions
Outback Floatplane Adventures Viator$695DarwinHalf-day
  • BBQ breakfast or lunch
  • Morning or afternoon tours
The Scenic Flight Company Direct$130 - $400Jabiru30 minutes - two hoursN/A
Kookaburra Air Direct$160 - $1485Darwin Airport30 minutes to full days.N/A
Kakadu Air Direct$150 - $750Jabiru, Cooinda30 minutes to full days.N/A

Feature image: The Scenic Flight Company


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