The Ultimate Combined Kings Canyon and Red Center Experience by Air image
Can’t decide between planes and helicopters? Why not do both - this tour combines the best of both worlds!
See Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Lake Amadeus from a fixed-wing aircraft before landing at Kings Creek Station. Board a helicopter for a 30-minute flight over Kings Canyon and the spectacular George Gill ranges. A stop at Kings Creek Station following the flight gives you a chance to refresh before your return. Enjoy guaranteed window seats on all flights.
Departing from Ayers Rock Airport, your scenic flight takes you along the northern and western faces of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Flying over the remains of an ancient coral reef on the way to Lake Amadeus, your pilot will descend down to conduct a low level pass following the inlet into the lake. Once overhead, orbit at low level to view the incredible patterns on the surface of the lake and the beautiful colors that make this one of the most breathtaking views in the area. Climb up and take in the whole 112-miles (180-kilometres) of the lake and its patterns.

Enjoy the flight across the Australian outback and gain an appreciation of its vastness on the way to Kings Creek Station, which is a working camel station in outback Australia. Here you will be able to visit the station house and get up close with some of their friendly camels, there is also time to purchase lunch or snacks from the station house.

You will be transferred to a helicopter to begin your scenic flight over Kings Canyon. From the station helipad, track over the George Gills Range toward the Wannamarra community located near Baggots Gorge with beautiful River Red Gums leading out from the spring. Pass through Petermann Pound; a large naturally formed crater and home to many wild horses, camels and cattle. Try to spot them wandering along Petermann creek, a dry creek bed which flows all the way across Petermann Pound. Continue west over Petermann saddle, a natural rock bridge formation which is the boundary for the Watarrka National Park. Track the north cliff of the George Gill Range toward Carmichael Crag and witness the beauty of dry valley and dry creek. As you reach Kings Canyon, turn over Back Canyon on the northern face of the range while your pilot points out the Lost City along the edge of Kings Canyon and the Garden of Eden waterhole located inside the canyon walls.

Once you return to Kings Creek Station, you will return to the fixed-wing aircraft to commence your journey back to Ayers Rock Airport. En-route, pass over the eastern end of Lake Amadeus which houses some of its most vibrant colors.

Your local pilot knows all about the red center and its surroundings and will provide you with expert commentary, so please feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Experience a view like no other!

e_dlugon1 2017-07-27

This was one of the best tours my husband and I had been on. Lake Amadeus was as spectacular as Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Kings Canyon was also very beautiful. Our pilots Sam and Jake were terrific. Highly recommended.

Helena N 2016-07-02

a very enjoyable day, both the small plane and helicopter pilots are pleasant, helpful in taking us to see this wonderful part of Australia.

Inclusions

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fixed-wing & helicopter scenic flight

Features

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Qualified and professional pilot
  • Scenic air tour

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • A minimum of 2 people per aircraft is required
  • All passenger weights must be advised at time of booking