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.

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

RedBalloon RedBalloon

Extra $10 off with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quadbiking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 54% off helicopter flights

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. Includes scenic flights, private tours and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Tourist Attractions & Experiences coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
13 Dec 2019 Up to 50% off experiences + extra 15% off sitwide FIN****
10 Dec 2019 Up to 50% off experiences + $40 off sitewide LAS****
10 Dec 2019 Up to 10% off dining with code DEC****
27 Nov 2019 Extra 10% off with code FIN****
21 Nov 2019 Year-end sale: Extra $10 off experiences with code YEA****

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


  • 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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